The City of Bangor, Maine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Solicitor. This position will serve as administrative head of the City’s Legal Department and will focus on providing sound legal advice and expertise to the City Council, City Manager, other City Departments, and Boards and Commissions, largely in the areas of local ordinances and State and Federal legislative matters which may impact the City. The City of Bangor is seeking a candidate who can work with a variety of professionals to make significant contributions to strategic planning and serve as an important member of the City’s overall management team.
This position is appointed by and reports to the Bangor City Council. The City of Bangor offers a salary commensurate with experience within the City’s corresponding pay scale; and a comprehensive benefits package which includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday time, and retirement savings contribution.
To apply for the position, please submit a City of Bangor application along with your resume and cover letter to the City of Bangor Human Resources Department no later than 4:00pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Applications and attachments can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed, or dropped off at the Human Resources office, located at Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Applications sent via mail must arrive by the deadline. Thank you for your interest in the City of Bangor!
Equal Opportunity Employer
Successful candidates must possess a 4-year degree (Bachelor of Science or Arts) from an accredited undergraduate college or university as well as a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission to practice before the Courts of the State of Maine and the U.S. District Court is required. An ideal candidate will possess demonstrated legal experience in a municipal environment, which includes the development of ordinances, overseeing court proceedings, directing and supervising others, and communicating effectively with City officials, staff, and the public. The ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to municipal planning and development within a team environment.
About City of Bangor
The City of Bangor was incorporated in 1834 and operates under a Charter initially adopted in 1931, as amended and supplemented. The Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government with a nine-member City Council. Councilors are elected from the registered voters of the entire City at large for three-year staggered terms. Annually, the Council from among its members elects a Council Chair. The Charter grants to the Council all powers to enact, amend or repeal rules, ordinances and resolutions relating to the City’s property, affairs and government; to preserve the public peace, health and safety; to establish personnel rules; to give effect to any vote of the City; and to authorize the issuance of debt. The entire Council adopts an annual budget and provides for an annual audit. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and appointed by the City Council.