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Assistant City Attorney V The candidate represent multiple city department and boards. This position will be an active participant in regular meetings with city leadership for the City of Springfield. Will work closely with the City Attorney to investigate and prepare legislation for consideration by Council. Independently provides a variety of advanced legal services for one or more City departments, including identification, analysis, and resolution of legal issues, preparing advice and complex legal opinions, and drafting and negotiating documents, and assignments related to significant city interests. Serves as counsel to one or more City departments providing a variety of advanced legal services. Independently prepares and drafts all types of City ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, and other legal documents.Represents the City Attorney at various Board and Commission meetings and in court when necessary; acts for the City Attorney in his absence. Handles code violations involving departmental specific matters; assists with appeals from such decisions. Initiates important projects for the City that are highly complex and technical. Works independently with City Manager, City Council, Department Heads, City Boards, and other agencies to carry out independent legal functions with little or no direct supervision from the City Attorney. Assists City Attorney in review and development of City policies and procedures. Supervises and directs the work of professional and administrative support staff, as assigned. Mentors less experienced attorneys and provides guidance and assistance to other members of the Law Department, as necessary. Attends conferences, seminars, workshops and other training for professional development purposes.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be licensed to practice law by the State of Missouri, or have the ability to obtain licensure within one year of employment. Should have completed Graduation from an accredited law school; 10 years of law experience. Preferred: 2-10 years experience to be for a public entity or comparably large and complex organization. Significant knowledge and experience concerning the legal subject matter involved with departmental assignment(s). Knowledge: Applicable state, federal and local laws; Legal research and investigation techniques; Legal principles and court decisions related to subject matter involved with department assignments. Abilities: Handle a variety of civil-law issues for the City Attorney's Office; Utilize sound judgment; Read, interpret, and understand local laws and ordinances as well as federal and state statutes; Prepare and draft legal documents; Follow oral and written instructions; Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public; Model and promote acceptance and respect for differences among employees and citizens; Perform effectively as a member of a team in carrying out the City's stated mission and philosophy; Perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018.
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