The City of Greensboro, NC is seeking a highly experienced and collaborative municipal attorney to be their next City Attorney. Appointed by the City Council, the successful candidate will work effectively with a variety of stakeholders including the City Manager’s office, department heads and community and must be an effective manager of people to lead the Legal Department to effectively represent the City in all legal matters. Position responsibilities: The City’s Legal Department advises and represents the City of Greensboro in all settings where legal advice and representation are needed or requested. The department provides advice to City Council, the city manager, city departments, and boards and commissions. The City Attorney’s work involves preparing and reviewing legal documents for the City and representing the City at state and federal trial and appellate court as well as administrative proceedings. The City Attorney must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments. Tact and courtesy with taxpayers, attorneys and the general public is an essential function of the position. Greensboro has been a leader in tackling prominent and controversial issues such as body cameras and panhandling and the next City Attorney ideally has had experience in researching and responding to trending issues proactively rather than reactively. The next Attorney must be willing to give advice grounded in solid legal interpretations and be an assertive advocate for his or her best legal opinion on a given issue with elected or appointed officials and staff. The City Attorney will oversee a department of eight (8) attorneys, five (5) paralegals and one (1) administrative support staff and must have an interest, desire, and track record in being a leader who develops staff, not just a lawyer who manages legal issues. Salary range and Application Process: The hiring range is $154,383-205,844 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Information about the City’s comprehensive benefit package can be found here (or by pasting https://user-kcmpnye.cld.bz/Benefits-Book-2018/2/ into your browser). There is a residency requirement to live within the city limits of Greensboro or move within these boundaries within 12 months of appointment to the position. To apply for this position, visit the Developmental Associates website (or copy and paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/ into your browser) and click on the City Attorney-Greensboro link on the home page. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City of Greensboro application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Application review begins February 4, 2019. Semi-finalists will participate in on-site skill assessments in Greensboro on March 21-22, 2019. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. EOE. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of law; license to practice law in North Carolina or licensure reciprocity; 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney performing high level legal and trial work; experience with municipal legal provisions; experience in judicial procedure, rules of civil and criminal procedure, and rules of evidence; experience in management and supervision of licensed attorneys; and, experience with labor relations. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Municipal or Public Law, Contract Law, Employment Law &/or Environmental Law; strong litigation background; and, experience in the capacity of a City Attorney or with other public sector entities.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring range is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
About City of Greensboro
Greensboro is governed by a City Council utilizing a council/manager form of government consisting of a Mayor and eight Council members. The City Council sets the policy and direction; the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. The City, believing in active Community input and engagement has more than 20 Council Committees, Commissions, or Boards.