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Assistant City Solicitor The candidate will perform complex legal duties with respect to contracting and procurement matters. Will be responsible for reviewing, drafting, revising, negotiating and advising on complex contracts, requests for proposal, consulting services agreements, master services agreements, engagement letters, subcontracts, nondisclosure agreements, access letters and other types of contracts and/or agreements. Works under the general supervision of the Business Administrator. performs complex legal duties with respect to contracting and procurement matters. Responsible for reviewing, drafting, revising, negotiating and advising on complex contracts, requests for proposal, consulting services agreements, master services agreements, engagement letters, subcontracts, nondisclosure agreements, access letters and other types of contracts and/or agreements. Responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing contracts or contract amendments. Provides legal advice in respect of complex agreements and contracts. Manages contract change control process and negotiates change orders or amendments. Analyzes RFP or contractual requirements, special provisions and terms and conditions to ensure contract compliance with applicable laws and regulations and internal policies and procedures. This position requires knowledge and experience of contracting concepts, contract interpretation, proposal preparation, protests and dispute resolution. Administers and maintains customer and internal correspondence and other communications, prepares status reports and assures proposals and contract submittals are made in a timely and coordinated manner consistent with requirements. Uses business acumen and contractual expertise to provide guidance on important considerations and decisions relating to the business and legal requirements of the contract. Ensures that Administration is apprised of the information necessary to make informed business decisions. Performs extensive reading of, research for and examination of documents. 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 remains at work in a productive condition, which includes not being under the influence. Must have graduation from a recognized and ABA-accredited law school and current license or eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Should have 1+ year of relevant legal experience as a practicing attorney. Knowledge of federal and state rules of procedure and evidence is a plus. Knowledge of the fundamentals of contract, law and government procurement law is needed. Sound knowledge of the sources of legal reference is essential. Exceptional legal research skills and legal writing skills, knowledge of Lexis is a plus.
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