Are you interested in serving the public as an advocate and advisor to a municipal government? The City of Charlottesville is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney who is highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.
This position is responsible for providing professional legal services to City departments, boards and commissions on complex matters, and the ability to independently handle litigation in the City’s General District and Circuit Courts. This position will have primary day-to-day responsibility for land use and zoning matters, including subdivision and site plan approval, enforcement of zoning, erosion & sediment control/ stormwater laws, and preparation of deeds and covenants for easements and conveyances of land, and affordable housing commitments, given to the City. Additional duties will include public procurement transactions, construction contractor and architectural/ engineering contracts. This attorney will be required to attend meetings of the City’s planning commission, and meetings of other boards or commissions, as necessary. Work is completed under the general supervisor of the City Attorney.
Position may be filled at the Deputy City Attorney level for a candidate with demonstrated experience commensurate with a higher level of responsibility.
Starting salary will be based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position. The City provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, and continuing education/training opportunities.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an ABA accredited law school;
Must currently be licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligible to be admitted to practice law under the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 1A, Rule 1A:1;
Preference for at least two years of prior experience as a practicing attorney (at least five years of experience as a practicing attorney is required for an applicant to be considered for appointment at the deputy level);
Preference for prior experience practicing real estate law, or litigation experience involving the applicant's handling of motions and trials in General District and/or Circuit Courts.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 49,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.
Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play.
The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinan...ces, levy taxes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.