Responsibilities: The City Attorney (full-time) will act as chief legal officer to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, and City staff to provide them with legal advice and guidance in all areas, legal and otherwise, pertaining to all aspects of City government, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, policy directives, and day to day City operations.
How to Apply: Interested persons must submit City application, cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD 57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e firstname.lastname@example.org Minimum Salary: $93,496.00 (Exempt position) Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. To view entire position description please visit the City’s web page at www.cityofspearfish.com Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.
Requirements and preferred experience: Graduation from an accredited school of law with Juris Doctor Degree required. Four (4) years’ experience of a responsible nature in the practice of law with considerable experience involving municipalities, trying court and jury cases, preparing and reviewing contracts, pleadings, and laws or ordinances preferred; or any such combination of education/experience as may be acceptable to the hiring authority. Admission to practice law in federal courts and in South Dakota state courts required. Strong negotiation skills and tact preferred. Possession of a valid driver’s license and clean driving history required. Residency required within a distance from the City of Spearfish adequate to meet a thirty (30) minute response time requirement.
Additional Salary Information: Benefit package
About City of Spearfish
Spearfish, SD lies in the Northern Black Hills area of the state. This progressive community of 14,000 residents is conveniently located off I-90. Spearfish has a Mayor and Council form of government, with the current Mayor, Dana Boke, serving five years. The City of Spearfish has four sectors which include: Public Services (Public Works, Human Resources, Finance, Library and the Airport), Parks and Recreation (Recreation & Aquatics Center, Parks and Recreation, Campground, and the Cemetery), Public Safety (Police and combination Fire Department), Business Development (Building Inspection, Engineering, and Planning and Zoning) with 150 employees to serve the residents and visitors of Spearfish.