CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS seeks a CITY ATTORNEY (Salary range is from low to mid $200K range, DOQ, with excellent benefits)
The City of El Paso (pop. approximately 690,000), located at the westernmost edge of Texas along the Rio Grande River, is the state’s sixth largest city and the nation’s safest city with 500,000 or more population. With 300 plus days of sunshine annually, El Paso is known as the “Sun City.” El Paso is a dynamic and vibrant community whose location on the US-Mexico border provides the City with its culturally diverse population and a rich heritage embracing the past while building for the future. El Paso is considered the “best of two nations,” and is a warm and friendly mosaic of cultures, traditions and ethnic groups. Currently, El Paso’s extraordinary growth has been credited to the development of an integrated international trade region and is officially known for its great climate, scenic landscapes, affordable cost of living, and unique, culturally blended community. Recent accolades include #1 Best Run City (WalletHub, 2017) and Top Best Performing Cities in the U.S. for Job and Income Growth (Forbes, 2017).
The City is home to five campuses of the El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso which has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. Texas Tech University Health Sciences is the only four-year medical school located on the US/Mexico border. El Paso is filled with many attractions that resident and visitors enjoy alike. For sports enthusiasts, the City has a new AAA baseball stadium that opened in 2016. El Paso is also home to the Sun Bowl Stadium where many events occur, including college football games and other sporting events, and the nationally televised Sun Bowl Game held each year. Located in El Paso are amusement parks, state parks, the El Paso Zoo and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. At the heart of the City is the Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban state park in Texas. The United States Army’s Fort Bliss is rapidly growing, currently the second largest military installation in the nation and an anchor of the local economy and its economic stability.
The ideal candidate will have competence in general areas of municipal law and know when to seek outside legal services in those areas that fall outside of his/her direct experience or capacity of the office. It is preferred that the new City Attorney will have direct experience with employment law, contract law, economic development and redevelopment, land use, planning and zoning.
The successful candidate will hold a JD degree from an accredited school of law, a license to practice law in Texas or have the ability to obtain within 9 months, hold a Texas Class “C” driver’s license, and any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible legal experience and at least five years of experience supervising other attorneys and legal support staff is required.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on-line at: https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2026
This position is open until filled; however, prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application by the 1st review deadline of August 6, 2018. Following this review date, applications will be screened against criteria provided in this brochure. The Mayor and City Council will offer interviews in El Paso to those candidates named as finalists, with reference checks, background checks, and academic verifications conducted after receiving candidates’ permission. For more information, please contact Chuck Rohre at email@example.com (214.466.2436) or Art Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org (816.868.7042).
The City of El Paso is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
Under Texas statutes, information from your resume may be subject to release to the public at any time during the process; however, Springsted | Waters will endeavor to maintain confidentiality as long as possible.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ, with excellent benefits
About City of El Paso, TX
To Apply: Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by visiting our website at www.watersconsulting.com/recruitment.