The City of Madison is searching for a legal expert with strong legal credentials, exceptional professional judgment, discretion, and communication skills, and a commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice to lead the Office of the City Attorney (OCA). This is highly responsible managerial, supervisory, and professional work in the administration of all legal services for the City of Madison. The work involves directing and providing legal consultation and legal services to: the Council; the Mayor; and all departments, divisions, committees, commissions, and boards of the City. This position manages the OCA and is responsible for the performance and/or supervision of all related managerial, budgetary, and administrative activities. Work also includes substantial involvement in economic development and City financing projects and activities, insurance and liability issues, contractual relations, application of federal, state and local laws, supervision of litigation, and management level problem-solving and policy development. The work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor, and the employee may serve on the Mayor's Management Team.
Ten (10) years of increasingly complex experience as an attorney, including experience in: settlements, trial work and legal research, preferably in a municipal setting or providing consultation and support to municipal clients.
Two (2) years experience in supervising lower-level staff or equivalent leadership experience.
Graduation from an accredited law school.
About City of Madison, WI
Madison is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. Madison is the state capital of Wisconsin and is characterized by a booming economy and a world renowned research university along with more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, a vibrant restaurant scene, and five beautiful lakes. But don’t just take our word for it:
• Top 10 Best Places to Live, Livability.com 2018
• Top 10 Best Small Cities in America, National Geographic Traveler 2018
• #1 Best City for an Active Lifestyle, Wallethub 2017
• #3 America’s Friendliest Cities, Travel & Leisure 2016
• #1 Fittest Cities in America, Fitbit 2016
• Top 10 Happiest Cities in the World, National Geographic 2015