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Assistant City Attorney

SALARY $70,476 - $112,761 Annually DOQ        
Open Competitive
OPENING DATE:  July 16, 2012                         
  Open Until Filled*


  • Represents the City in litigation involving utility, water resources and environmental matters.
  • Prepares, reviews and negotiates contracts, deeds, and leases and prepares draft ordinances, resolutions and other legal documents.
  • Conducts defense of challenges to City Council actions and liability 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.
  • Reviews City property transactions for environmental and other concerns.
  • Prepares legal opinions for departments, including investigation of facts, legal research and the preparation of memoranda.
  • Attends meetings of City Council, boards, commissions and committees and provides advice and legal interpretation.
  • Represents the Tax and License Division at sales tax hearings including review of and responses to protests, legal research and appearance at hearings as well as revenue recovery.
  • Defends and responds to non-judicial claims against the City and its employees including investigation, legal research and negotiations with claimants.
  • Assists the City in legislative lobbying efforts.
  • Provides contact with citizens and other attorneys including writing letters, telephone calls and personal meetings to respond to complaints and requests for information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of law and 2 years of experience in the practice of law.  Any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying.  Preference will be given to candidates with 4 or more years of experience in the practice of civil municipal law.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Membership in the Arizona State Bar Association.  Valid Arizona driver's license.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be screened for the minimum qualifications and special requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and special requirements will be placed on an eligibility list.  Eligibility lists are active for up to six months.  Human Resources reserves the right to terminate or extend the life of an eligibility list at any time.  The hiring department will contact those candidates they wish to test and/or interview. DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS, ANY APPLICANT REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION FOR A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

All candidates are subject to an extensive background check, including but not limited to, Department of Public Safety and FBI background investigations.  Applicants must be truthful and accurate and avoid providing inconsistent information, incorrect dates, partial or incomplete information when completing the application and any supplemental forms.  Falsifying or omitting information during any stage of the selection process, may make you ineligible for consideration or continued City employment.

PREFERENCE POINTSIf you are eligible for Employment Preference Points under Arizona Revised Statute 38-492, please complete an Employment Preference Point Form, available in Human Resources, and submit with your application.


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The city of Glendale is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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