|The City Attorney reports to the City Manager and works as a legal advisor to the City Council, City Administration, City Staff and various boards and commissions of the City. Responsible for the following: provides legal advice and legal documents necessary to ensure that the City is compliant with State, Local and Federal laws; acquires real property interests for city capital projects; reviews contracts; engages in litigation-related matters including drafting, discovery, court attendance, mediation, investigation, hearings and trails; researches, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authority; analyzes legislation including proposed state and federal legislation; analyzes narrative and statistical data to make recommendations regarding legal issues; prepares for and attends meetings of City boards, committees and commissions, as well as City Council meetings; and attends quasi-lobbying functions on behalf of the City.
Hours – Monday – Friday; first shift. Schedule flexibility is required.
To Compete in the Selection Process: Qualified applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor with license to practice law in North Carolina and experience in the practice of laws, preferably in public law. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of the following: pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and court decisions relating to municipal corporations; principles and applications of civil, criminal, and administrative law, judicial procedures, and rules of evidence; methods of legal research and established precedents applicable to municipal activities; municipal budgeting; and organization, function, and authority of various City departments. Must possess ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs; present statements of law, fact, and argument clearly and logically; conduct research on complex legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions; analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents; interpret and apply legal principles and procedures. Must have demonstrated leadership and communication skills in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials, employees, and the general public.