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Assistant City Attorney III - Civil The candidate represents and provides legal advice and opinion to the City in various aspects of municipal law including Civil Service, employment, municipal liability, real estate, legislation, zoning and land use, general liability issues and all other legal matters affecting the City of Plano. Drafts and reviews various legal documents relating to municipal operations including ordinances, resolutions, releases, agreements, written briefs, memos, leases, and other legal documents as required. Negotiates, drafts and reviews contract documents involving various areas of law including but not limited to construction, procurement of goods and services, professional services, interlocal agreements, grant funding agreements, and sole source purchases. Must be familiar with laws regarding bid solicitation, contract award and other aspects of municipal purchasing. Demonstrates a working knowledge of State and Federal laws affecting municipalities including the Texas Local Government Code, and Texas Government Code, specifically in the areas of Civil Service, Procurement, Employment, Health and Safety, the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. Provides legal expertise to assigned departments and boards so that they may operate in conformance with laws and other applicable policies/regulations. Demonstrates proficiency in researching and formulating recommendations that reflect full understanding of the subject matter, application of law to City operations, and options for risk avoidance or minimization, and impact on public policy. Provides representation in arbitration hearings for Civil Service matters and other administrative hearings; prepares and responds to pre-hearing motions, discovery, and briefs; prepares the Cityâ€™s case-in-chief and post-hearing briefings. Provides representation in general civil litigation matters; prepares pleadings, briefings, motions, and other documents as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of: State and Federal laws affecting municipalities including the Texas Local Government Code, and Texas Government Code, specifically in the areas of Civil Service, Procurement, Employment, Health and Safety, the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. Knowledge of municipal procurement law a plus. Must have graduation from an accredited law school. Should have 5 years of experience in municipal law. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
Job ID: 218177
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