Job Details

Deputy City Attorney

Company name

City of Denton.

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 24,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018


USD 100335 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Denton, TX
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Deputy City Attorney The candidate will be responsible for providing quality legal services to the City's Development Services Department, the City's Planning and Zoning Commission, and the City's Zoning Board of Adjustment, and performing other duties as assigned by the City Attorney. Provides legal advice and services to City Council, City Manager, and Staff. Reviews documents and provides legal opinions and advice. Conducts legal research on municipal land use issues, documents results and findings, presents legal advice and information and presents recommendations. Prepares, reviews, tracks and analyzes contracts, agreements, policies and other legal documents. Represents the City in negotiating legal issues; assures that legal issues are resolved within City policy guidelines and applicable law; assures effective communication of issues with the City Attorney and City principals. Recommend changes in policies and procedures in order to meet legal requirements. Acts as City Attorney in their absence if assigned. Provides final decision making on legal matters affecting policy with possible significant cost impacts. Makes professional presentations before boards, commissions, and the City Council. Prepares legal instruments for boards and commissions, City Manager and City Council. Supports the relationship between the City of Denton and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City Staff. Must have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas or be able to obtain licensure within six months of employment is required. Should have 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in municipal law, land use, zoning and environmental law, as well as substantial experience in planning and engineering matters, either in a city legal department or in a private law firm. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is needed. Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers is must. Exhibits strong knowledge in a variety of municipal law practice areas, including but not limited to: purchasing, employment/human resources, economic development, land use and planning, parks and recreation, general aviation, real estate, finance, Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act, and litigation is essential. Ability to use word processing software and equipment is needed. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred. Proven experience in the areas of Land Use, Zoning, Environmental, and Municipal law is desired.

Additional info

Job #18-00219

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Denton.
601 E. Hickory St.,
Suite A
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: 940-349-8340