Graduation from an accredited school of law plus five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney with a minimum of three (3) years experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Licenses or Certifications:
Member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 1. Assists in the providing of legal advice to management/council/departments. 2. Compiles data/information for reports, cost estimates, etc. 3. Coordinates research information as requested and/or needed. 4. Negotiates with citizens, businesses, attorneys, etc. to resolve legal actions involving the City. 5 Writes/drafts legal documents, i.e. contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolution, etc. 6. Writes legal opinions. 7. Handles complex legal matters requiring substantial legal experience Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence. Knowledge of civil and criminal law. Knowledge of municipal law and specialized area of law relevant to municipal practice. Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles. Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures. Skill in oral and written communication. Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing. Skill in using computers and related software. Skill in data analysis and problem solving. Skill in planning and organizing. Ability to conduct research on legal problems and prepare opinions. Ability to prepare and review legal documents. Ability to analyze facts and precedents in order to present them effectively in court. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation
This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
About City of Austin
The mission of the Law Department is to provide quality legal services to the City of Austin so that it can govern lawfully with the highest level of integrity and serve the community effectively. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the Law Department provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officers, City Manager, city departments, boards, and commissions of the City.The City Attorneys' Office is committed to providing excellent, timely, and cost effective legal advice to our clients to support their efforts to serve the citizens of Austin. The Law Department is organized into seven legal practice divisions. Although the department's attorneys are assigned to practice in a specific division, they are trained to have a general knowledge of municipal law practice because many legal issues cross practice areas. The Law Department has a diverse staff of talented professionals with the expertise to provide comprehensive legal services for the wide variety of legal issues facing our city.