This Assistant City Attorney position represents the City and City employees in liability cases, including civil rights, auto liability, premises liability, roadway design, traffic operations, eminent domain/condemnation claims for equitable relief and general negligence. Trial experience is a must for these positions. Condemnation experience is a plus. Experience taking and defending depositions, conducting electronic discovery, preparing motions, arbitrating cases, and participating in settlement negotiations is also necessary.
Assistant City Attorneys in the Civil Division of the Law Department work in one of six areas: Litigation; Finance & Public Services; Transportation; Public Safety; Human Resources; and Community & Development. This recruitment seeks to fill a position in our Litigation Section. But this recruitment process may be used to fill future vacancies in other sections. All attorneys in the Law Department may be reassigned based on the best interests of the City as determined by the City Attorney.
Assistant City Attorneys may be involved in the review, negotiation, and drafting of contracts or participation in other transactional work; client contact; litigation, pleading, and motion-practice; government law practice; and use as a legal subject matter expert to the client department assigned. Assistant City Attorneys are expected to perform difficult professional and administrative legal work, including revisions to the Phoenix City Code, and client consultation to assist decision makers with the legal implications of their decisions. They may also be required to staff public meetings and represent the City during administrative hearings or court proceedings. A preferred candidate will have general knowledge of municipal law, including open meetings, public records, conflicts, real estate and procurement. Assistant City Attorneys report to an Assistant Chief Counsel and are generally expected to work independently in the performance of their duties.
First review will occur the week of September 24, 2018. Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.
$90,397- $144,622 annually. Appointment may be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications, but for new hires, the salary is below the midpoint of the range.
A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.
Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law and admission to the State Bar of Arizona (or from a state with Arizona bar reciprocity). Please include your Arizona State Bar license number on resume or cover letter.
Four years of experience as a practicing attorney.
Only the highest qualified may will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – Depending on the assignment, the job requirements listed above, plus:
Experience representing municipalities or other governmental entities;
Knowledge of civil procedure, including drafting pleadings and motions in all phases of civil litigation;
Experience advising risk managers or equivalent;
Experience in and knowledge of eminent domain/condemnation law;
Trial experience, with appellate experience as a plus.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at http://www.phoenix.gov/employment by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.
YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
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About City of Phoenix
City OrganizationPhoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government.Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.