Dallas is the third-largest city in the state of Texas and the ninth largest in the United States. Nearly twenty percent of Texas’ population lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area, which is the largest metropolitan area in the South and the fourth largest in the United States. Divided between Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties, the city of Dallas has a population of approximately 1.34 million and a total metropolitan population of over 7.5 million. The City of Dallas operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 14 Council Members serving as district representatives. The City Council appoints the City Attorney who provides legal counsel to the City Council, City officials, departments and employees on all legal matters involving the city government, including proposed legislation affecting the City from municipal, state and federal sources. The size and complexity of Dallas' city government and the City Attorney's Office require a strong leader, skilled manager, and experienced administrator. An innovative, creative, and forthright individual who has strong political and business acumen and will perform with the highest degree of professionalism, honesty, and integrity is needed.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college of law, plus a license to practice law in the State of Texas, is required. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of senior legal administration experience in legal areas such as Appellate, Constitutional, Land Use/Zoning, Purchasing, Environmental, Open/Public Records, Contracts, and Labor/Employment Law, including litigation and transactional. A strong candidate will have prior experience as a City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney in a large, complex organization or other significant and applicable public sector experience; or have extensive experience managing a large private sector organization with a focus on municipal and civil law. Salary is open, dependent upon qualifications. Residency is required within a period to be determined by the City Council. Initial appointment is for a two-year term. To be considered for this challenging yet rewarding career opportunity, visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description of the position and information on how to apply. First review of applications will take place on November 4, 2019; position is open until filled. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 391-0000. The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Texas Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.
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