Closing Date: 16th April, 2024

Description:

A Government Entity has an opportunity for an Attorney II position within the City Attorney's Office.

Currently, this is a full-time exempt hybrid position with benefits. The hybrid arrangement is subject to change to full-time in the City Attorney's Office at the City's discretion.

Hiring Range: $115,008.00 - $143,860.00

Salary range is the entire compensation range for the position classification. Hiring range is an estimate of the compensation amount for the selected candidate. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, and/or training.

The successful candidate will be licensed in Arizona, join the City's legal team and provide legal counsel and representation to the various City departments and City officials. On an interim basis, this hybrid position requires the successful candidate to work from home 2 days per week and work 2 days per week at the City Attorney's Office, located on Avondale Boulevard, south of Van Buren in Avondale, AZ. The work from home City policy and the in-person opportunity allows for collaboration with the lead City Attorney and other legal professionals across a variety of practice areas. This work from home option is subject to change at the discretion of City management. The ideal candidate will have experience in municipal or public law or within a government setting, land use and zoning law, and general civil litigation.

Essential Functions:
Drafts, reviews and negotiates agreements, development agreements, leases, and various types of contracts and other legal documents.

Advises department staff and Boards and Commissions on legal questions and procedures in various aspects of municipal law.

Defends and responds to claims against the City including negotiating with adverse parties, conducting discovery, preparing disclosures, preparation of witnesses and exhibits, and conducting trial and post-trial appellate proceedings; may include managing and coordinating with outside counsel.

Analyzes, evaluates, and legally resolves issues.

Draft documents, such as resolutions, ordinances, licenses, easements, and letters.

Provides risk prevention advice to the Risk Manager and City Attorney regarding liability claims, which includes input for settlement.

Represents the City in assigned areas of practice in state and federal courts, if applicable before boards, commissions, and administrative bodies. Prepares written legal opinions, conducts research, and prepares supporting memoranda.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Minimum of six (6) years of experience in the practice of law. Broad knowledge of complex systems and procedures. Experience in municipal or public law or government setting is preferred.

License to practice law in Arizona. Membership in good standing in the State Bar of Arizona.