MOS Code: 2505 (Navy), 2510 (Navy), 2515 (Navy)
Education and Experience: Law Degree and twelve (12) years of experience including six (6) years in municipal law.
Licenses and Certificates: Texas Bar License and Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.
Under the direction of the City Attorney and/or Deputy City Attorney, plan, coordinate, direct and/or perform complex professional and administrative legal functions on behalf of the City of El Paso.
Provide legal advice, review and assess legal issues and documents. Involves: With minimal or no supervision, provide legal advice to senior and executive management, and elected officials, on primarily complex issues that have high political or financial impact. Review and provide legal advice on City department policies and public communications. Assist other attorneys with more or less complex assignments. Plan, coordinate, direct and/or execute the preparation of legal work. Research complex legal issues with a high level of political or financial impact. Analyze legislation and the operational impact on designated City departments. Prepare legal documents for complex matters. Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Communicate with various City departments to clarify legal goals.
Provide legal advocacy. Involves: With minimal or no supervision, act as a lead or supporting representative of the City in internal and external legal matters that have a significant political/financial impact. May assist other attorneys on more complex assignment. Represent the City on boards, in court and administrative hearings in order to protect the legal rights and interests of the City. Evaluate legal issues and recommend solutions to minimize risk and safeguard the City's operations. Manage the case preparation and resolution of litigation, negotiations, and settlements. Present case developments and offers of settlement to senior and executive management and elected officials.
Support the relationship between the City of the El Paso and the public: Involves: Demonstrate courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promote City goals and priorities. Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information. Provide substantial mentoring and training to lower level attorneys on legal issues and legal skills. Lead project teams and cross-divisional work team. Perform other job-related duties within reason and capabilities as directed. All duties are subject to reassignment by the City Attorney.
Supervised assigned staff. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development, enforce personnel rules and regulations, and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.
Interested candidates must attach a cover letter and resume with their application.
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Please note: This is an unclassified, contract position.
Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
A résumé and/or other documents will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Comments such as “See résumé” are not acceptable and will result in the application being considered incomplete.
To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. We do not use any information on your resume to review if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Failure to fully detail all experience and job duties in the application, or copying/pasting directly from the job specification, or responses referring to your résumé will eliminate you from consideration for the position.