Job Details

Assistant City Solicitor/collections

Company name

City of Harrisburg -Office of City Solicitor

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 12,2019

Valid Through

Dec 26,2019

Posted on

Jun 22,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Finance >> Finance - General
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Assistant City Solicitor/Collections
The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the review of commercial and residential utility accounts, investigating the basis for unpaid claims and liens. Will be responsible to appear before magisterial and local courts, as well as process filings in bankruptcy courts to secure debts to the City. Will perform legislative review, drafting and updates of the City’s sanitation ordinances and rules. Independently handles such civil and criminal caseloads including, but not limited to, preparation of pleadings, settlement or plea negotiations and appearances for hearings or argument. Prosecutes suits brought by the City for or on account of any rights, privileges, claims or demands, including prosecution related to City Code violations in State and Federal Court and fines, costs and penalties owed. Defends actions or suits against the City, departments or against City officials in their official capacity where any acts of the City or any department related to financial disputes may be brought into question before any court, administrative agency or other judicial or quasi-judicial body. Works with outside counsel and other governmental bodies as necessary. Prepares and administers bankruptcy claims filed on behalf of the City, including objections and preparation of cases for trial or hearing. Prepares and reviews a wide variety of legal documents including, but not limited to, contracts, leases, conveyances, assurances, releases, service agreements, M-18.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have graduation from a recognized and ABA-accredited law school and current license or eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Have 1+ year of relevant legal experience as a practicing attorney is essential. Knowledge of federal and state rules of procedure and evidence is a plus. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, or equivalent is also required. Must have comprehensive working knowledge of the Third Class City Code and Optional Third Class City Charter Law provisions, and the general laws of City and State or the ability to develop the same. Must have good knowledge of the sources of legal reference. Must have knowledge of federal bankruptcy law. Must have knowledge of Pennsylvania Administrative Agency Law. Have exceptional legal research skills and legal writing skills; knowledge of Lexis a plus. Must have skill in securing information and facilitating final resolutions of disputed accounts. Must have ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principals and specialized knowledge to particular circumstances. Must have ability to participate in the preparation and trial of difficult and important cases, and to present material clearly and logically in oral and written form. Must have ability to meet and deal effectively with persons interested or involved in lawsuits. Must have ability to read and understand complex legal documents, regulations and trial documents, and as necessary to interpret such documents to others as they apply to various situations. Must have ability to perform and to report findings, M-18. Must have ability to maintain professional legal knowledge through reading and continuing education. Must have strong communication skills, including but not limited to, the ability to listen, negotiate, problem-solve, and advise diverse audiences, including the Mayor, City Council, department heads, other City officials or members of the public.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Harrisburg -Office of City Solicitor
The City of Harrisburg
10 North Second Street, , Suite 402
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-255-6475