$5,954.69 – $7,239.79 / Month
ISSUE DATE: 10/1/21 FILING DEADLINE: 11/1/21 01:00 PM Pacific Time
THE POSITION: Under close direction, performs entry-level legal work involving a wide range of municipal, civil and criminal law topics; handles the more routine professional legal tasks, with instruction and the more difficult and complex tasks with assistance as needed; and performs other work as required.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following typical tasks and responsibilities are representative of all positions in the class. They are descriptive, not limiting. Conducts legal research and drafts advisory memorandums; Prepares and files various pleading and motions on behalf of the City; Provides legal advice to City departments; Prepares or assists in the preparation of City Board and Commission meetings; Prepares or assists in the preparation of civil litigation cases; Prepares or assists in the preparation of administrative hearings and represents the City in such hearings; Reviews and interprets federal, state, county and city statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, court decisions, laws and other legal authority; Draft’s ordinances, charter amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal instruments; Prosecutes criminal matters on occasion; Maintains adequate case files, and related records to ensure effective completion of projects assigned; Responds to citizen inquiries; Attends community meetings to provide updates of City actions. Full job description: Associate Attorney
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applications will only be accepted from those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City application, supplemental questionnaire and resume that they have:
· Graduated from an accredited American Bar Association law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
· Active member of the California State Bar Association
· Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
· Must be able to pass a police background
OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Legal research methods; rules of evidence and general statutory and case law; principals and methods of effective customer service; methods of research, case analysis, and report preparation; computer applications related work. Ability to: Communicate clearly and cohesively with others, in writing and orally; Make sound decisions; Assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions; Prepare cases, secure necessary information and interview witnesses; Draft and prepare legal documents; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of City official’s community groups and the public; Analyze and interpret data, reports, rules, and regulations relating to City operations; Interpret laws, rules and regulations; Establish priorities, set goals and objectives and effectively manage projects and programs; Maintain confidentiality and utilize tact in addressing sensitive matters; Exercise sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; Devise and effectively prepare and present reports and recommendations; Represent the City effectively in meeting with governmental agencies, community groups, boards and commissions, and the public. Physical Conditions or Special Requirements: Standard office environment and working conditions; Must be able to work evenings and attend meetings as requested by the City Attorney; Some travel may be required to attend meetings and/or professional development sessions.
ORAL APPRAISAL INTERVIEW (WEIGHTED: 100%) Week of: November 8, 2021 (TENTATIVE): The exam will be announced but may include one or more of the following: written exam; oral exam; evaluation of education, training, experience or other qualifications as shown by the application, or by other information submitted, or by the record; questionnaires submitted to references; or any other appropriate measure of fitness. A minimum passing score of 70% is required. **NOTE: Admission to the Examination may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admittance to the Examination. The City employment applications must be properly completed in accordance with instructions on face of application form. All pertinent information needed to determine that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be shown on the City Application, Supplemental Questionnaire, and Resume; otherwise, the application will be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed application**.