Description:

Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.

The City of Baytown is seeking a Assistant City Attorney (Temporary) to assist the City Attorney in representing the City, its component units and its boards and commissions in litigation, administrative hearings, and other matters requiring legal representation. This individual provides counsel to the departments, employees, councils, boards, commissions, and committees of such organizations.

Duties:
  • Conducts research in connection with legal issues pertaining to the City, and its component units; serves as legal counsel at meetings when requested; and provides legal advice to various departments, employees, councils, boards, commissions, and committees, as required.
  • Prepares information for meetings of the City and its component units by gathering information, researching legal issues, and drafting ordinances and resolutions.
  • Performs duties relating to various aspects of litigation, as assigned, prepares or assists in preparation for trial and cooperates with outside counsel when appropriate.
  • Negotiates, reviews and prepares contracts, deeds, leases and other legal documents and resolves disputes associated with such documents.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Required:
  • Law Degree (Juris Doctorate) from an ABA-accredited Law School.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the Texas State Bar Association.
  • Five years experience in a municipal law role.
  • Valid Texas driver's license with acceptable driving record (must obtain TX driver's license within 90 days).
  • Ability to demonstrate law-related writing skills.

Additional Information:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skills in oral and written communication. Knowledge of municipal law including tax, competitive bidding, authority of home-rule cities, civil litigation, civil service law, Public Information Act, Open Meetings Act, criminal law, jurisdiction, and procedure. Ability to use calculators and computers, including on-line research tools.

This position provides services or performs duties for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations. These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of work.