Assistant City Solicitor

Full-time 13 views
Company City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Location Harrisburg, PA, United States



Min 1 yrs required


Jun 07, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Apr 13, 2022


Assistant City Solicitor
Duties: The candidate will responsible for assisting in the review of commercial and residential utility accounts, investigating the basis for unpaid claims and liens. The Assistant City Solicitor/Collections will be responsible to appear before magisterial and local courts, as well as processing filings in bankruptcy courts to secure debts to the City. The attorney will perform the legislative review, drafting, and updates of the City’s sanitation ordinances and rules. Other collection work for the City related to loans and liens in order to recapture outstanding financial obligations owed to the City will be required. Employees in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment in the preparation of cases, legal research, and project management, and must be self-motivated and highly organized. An Assistant City Solicitor works under the general supervision of the City Solicitor and the Senior Deputy City Solicitor. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position. Independently handles such civil and criminal caseloads including, but not limited to, preparation of pleadings, settlement or plea negotiations, and appearances for hearings or arguments. 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 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, contracts, leases, conveyances, assurances, releases, service agreements, grant applications, by-laws, and various state and federal forms where the City or any City department has an interest therein. Assists in the negotiation of settlement agreements or other legal instruments. Performs extensive reading of, research for, and examination of documents. Prepares necessary Resolutions and Ordinances for the City at the direction of any department, the Mayor, and/or city councilor on the initiative to modernize or assist the efficient collection of funds. Review, draft and integrate departmental regulations related to the collection of funds. Performs attendant legal research as needed in performing any of the above-referenced functions. May perform portions of the work of higher or lower classified positions occasionally, as assigned. May perform duties of similar complexity in any city department as required or assigned. Maintains regular, punctual, and predictable attendance. Reports to work and remain at work in a productive condition, which includes not being under the influence or impaired by the use of alcohol and/or drugs. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public. Completes all assignments in an efficient, consistent, and timely manner.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: The candidate should have graduated from a recognized and ABA-accredited law school and a current license or eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Should 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. In addition, one 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. Ability to maintain professional legal knowledge through reading and continuing education; Strong communication skills, including, 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. 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; Good knowledge of the sources of legal reference; Knowledge of federal bankruptcy law; Knowledge of Pennsylvania Administrative Agency Law; Exceptional legal research skills and legal writing skills; knowledge of Lexis a plus; Skill in securing information and facilitating final resolutions of disputed accounts; Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and specialized knowledge to particular circumstances; 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; Ability to meet and deal effectively with persons interested or involved in lawsuits; 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; Ability to perform and report findings.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
10 North Second Street
Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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