Job Details

Attorney Aviation

Company name

City of Houston Legal Department

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 18,2019

Valid Through

May 03,2019

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Maritime and Transportation >> Maritime and Transportation
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Attorney – Aviation
The candidate should have 5 years of experience to support the Houston Airport System as members of the Legal Department's Contracts Section. Responsibilities include: Drafting and negotiating construction and other contracts relating to facilities. Drafting and negotiating concession agreements. Drafting and negotiating contracts relating to the administration of airport facilities. Counseling client on procurement rules applicable to federally funded enterprises and projects. Interacting with federal governmental authorities on matters relating to Houston's airports. Counseling client on the development of routes, carriers and services at Houston's airports. Counseling client on federal requirements relating to, among other matters, unmanned aircraft systems and spaceports. Drafting, revising and counseling clients on relevant City policies and procedures and training City employees. Assisting the City Attorney and others with special projects such as drafting City Attorney Legal Opinions. Working with litigation teams on disputes involving transactions relating to Houston's airports.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate requires a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association accredited college of law. Should have 4 years of experience in the practice of aviation law. Must be a member of the Texas State Bar. 5 years experience in aviation law is preferred. Exceptional contract negotiation and drafting skills is desired. Excellent analytical and organizational skills is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is desired. Above-average academic performance preferred. Experience working with federal, state and local agencies is desired. General understanding of Texas municipal procurement statutes, including those relating to professional services and alternative construction delivery methods is preferred. Experience negotiating large-scale public improvement projects is desired. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the use of technology in the practice of law is preferred.

Additional info

Position #19487

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby St
P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX 77002