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Assistant City Attorney I/II

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$58,071 - $88,257 annually
  • Posted Date:10/11/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:10/28/2018 6:00 PM

Legal Department
Full-time Position

Posted: October 11, 2018

Essential Duties: This is an Assistant City Attorney position in the Legal Department of Provo City Corporation. The individual appointed to this position may be required to perform the following duties: review civil and/or criminal cases and claims and evaluate strengths and weaknesses; review complaints, statements, police reports, and written subpoenas; conduct legal research and present findings; prepare written legal opinions; represent the City in court and at hearings including arguing cases and motions in court or before an administrative body; prosecute misdemeanors which involve investigation of facts; interview witnesses; prepare for trials; coordinate efforts with various law enforcement agencies, government agencies, the public, attorneys, and other office staff; advise City officials and employees regarding safety and risk management; monitor and coordinate compliance with state and federal safety regulations; assist City safety personnel; draft and revise safety policies; represent the City in civil litigation including evaluating, negotiating, and settling civil claims; file legal documents and papers; review assigned cases for civil action or probable cause; authorize issuance of complaints or information; prepare briefs and memorandums for appeal proceedings; provide legal counsel and support to various departments as assigned; answer inquiries from private citizens or their attorneys; prepare pleadings, motions, orders, and other papers; assist in more difficult civil and/or criminal legal work; process collections work including contacting parties who owe the City, establishing payment schedules, and initiating prosecution and suit of non-paying parties; draft ordinances and other documents; maintain knowledge and skill levels in current case decisions and legislation; provide leadership as needed to junior professional staff members including supervising legal interns and legal research projects; and perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: All levels of the Assistant City Attorney career series require a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and membership in the Utah State Bar Association. Attorney II: Requires at least three years of legal experience as a practicing attorney, including trial experience.

Note: Employees occupying positions within this classification are prohibited from carrying out any private law practice which would potentially generate a conflict of interest and/or representing a party in an adversarial relationship with Provo City. Private professional endeavors are subject to review by the City Attorney and the Administration for approval.

Must possess a valid, lawful driver’s license; maintain active membership in the Utah State Bar Association including admission to practice before all state courts and U.S. District Court.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Law and Criminal Prosecution as required by the City Attorney’s Office and the position; applicable judicial procedures including Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, and so forth; and the criminal code and other related laws, codes, rules, and regulations. Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public; litigation and trial advocacy; conducting legal research; legal writing including legal briefs and memos; analytical problem solving; and observing and remembering details. Ability to exercise independent judgement while evaluating situations and in making determinations; analyze, evaluate, and organize facts, evidence, and legal procedures; present information verbally and in writing in a clear and logical form; establish tactful, effective, non-judgmental relationships with the public and parties affected by the court, the Administration, and these processes; deal with stressful situations firmly, tactfully, and with respect for individual rights; maintain effective working relationships with the citizens from varied racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds; and maintain a positive liaison with Police and other departments involved in the enforcement of ordinances.

Salary Range: Attorney I: $58,071 - $80,052 annually. Attorney II: $64,024 - $88,257 annually. Placement in the career series will be based on qualifications and relevant experience. Payment will be made by direct deposit and will be negotiable depending upon experience. Position also includes a full benefits package, including: medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, vision and AD& D insurance, legal assistance, home and auto insurance, ID theft protection, supplemental medical insurance, and deferred compensation (401k, 457 & IRA) plans. The position is exempt from overtime.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection for this position may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors:
This work requires remaining seated at a computer desk and maintaining concentrated attention to detail for extended periods of time. Also requires court appearances and depositions in public and private buildings and exposure to stressful situations including strict deadlines, broad objectives, and dealing with individuals in highly emotional states.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT before 6:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Closing Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

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