This position assists the Greenville City Attorney's Office in providing legal services to the City Manager, City departments, City-appointed boards and commissions, and City Council.
Duties include identifying potential legal issues with City operations and providing legal guidance; drafting and reviewing ordinances, contracts, and various other legal documents; advising City-appointed boards and commissions; and representing the City in court, administrative hearings, and negotiations.
Reporting to the City Attorney, this position will cover a wide variety of legal areas that pertain to municipal government. Special emphasis may be given to candidates with extensive legal experience in local government law, transactional work, civil litigation, or any other related legal experience.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hiring salary range: $91,852.80 - $114,836.80, depending on qualifications Full salary range: $91,852.80 - $137,800
Closing Date: 8/15/2021
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited law school; and
At least three years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably civil legal practice.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:
laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
municipal law, torts, contracts, civil rights, civil liability, and property law.
the principles, methods, materials, practices, and references utilized in legal research.
talking to others to convey information effectively.
reviewing related information, identifying problems, and developing alternative solutions.
choosing the most appropriate action when considering the relative costs and benefits.
communicating effectively in writing for the needs of the audience.
bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
understand operations and procedures of City departments.
review or check the work product of others to ensure accuracy.
conduct research and analyze and evaluate data.
handle trial and appellate litigation.
prepare and maintain reports and records.
train and instruct groups and individuals.
effectively organize thoughts and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
operate assigned equipment, including computer equipment and various software packages.
work cooperatively with City officials, other employees, and the general public.
perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
Licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina
Must possess and maintain a valid, current N.C. driver’s license that is not revoked, suspended, or subject to limited restoration or conditional operation privileges.
About City of Greenville, NC
Greenville is regularly recognized as one of the nation's best small cities. A Forbes report in 2014 ranked the City of Greenville in the top 10 for best small places for business and careers and in the top 25 for mid-city business growth and development. For 2013-14, Greenville was ranked in the top 10 by the Financial Times for micro American cities of the future and human resources. Additionally, the Milken Institute ranked the City of Greenville in the top 10 for best performing cities (small metro) and the top 40 for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing in 2014. The City of Greenville was also ranked in the top 20 for best small cities for information jobs and the top 50 for best small cities for job growth in 2014 by NewGeography. Greenville also boasts recognition from the America's Promise Alliance for being one of the top 100 best communities for young people.