Closing Date: 17th August, 2022

Description:

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Sr. Assistant City Attorney job is available with the City of Fort Worth Law Department.We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

The Fort Worth City Attorney's Office is a collegial team of legal professionals providing excellent legal service to the City of Fort Worth. As an in-house legal department, we practice in a wide range of civil and criminal law on behalf of and for the City, including general counsel, litigation, and prosecutorial areas.

The Sr. Assistant City Attorney job responsibilities include:
  • Providing advice and guidance regarding disciplinary matters and the interpretation and application of state civil service statutes, City personnel rules, and labor agreements;
  • Responding to state and federal charges of discrimination; representing the City in state and federal lawsuits involving claims of employment discrimination, labor contract grievances, and disciplinary appeals
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to personnel policies.
  • Perform other legal tasks, including advising City labor negotiators, responding to subpoenas and public information requests, reviewing and commenting on pending legislation
  • Advising City boards and commissions, and providing other legal research and legal advice to the City staff on a variety of matters as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in City or related government law, including relevant trial and/or transactional experience.
  • Possession of a license from the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law.