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Assistant City Attorney

Company: City of Glendale AZ
Location: glendale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description The Community Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the City of Glendale is a dynamic desert community located on the western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area in Maricopa County. Encompassing 60 square miles, Glendale (pop. 237,000) is the fifth largest city in Arizona and a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments. Renowned for its sports complexes, affordable homes, and family entertainment, Glendale remains one of the most desirable communities in the Valley of the Sun. With a long-standing commitment to connecting sports and community, Glendale boasts one of the most dynamic sports and entertainment districts in the country. A six squaremile, mixed-use district is the home of the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) and the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) as well as spring training facilities for MLBs Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Glendale was just named the host of Super Bowl LVII in 2023. University of Phoenix Stadium has already hosted two Super Bowls (2008 and 2015), two BCS National Championship football games (2007 and 2011), the College Football Playoff National Championship (2016), the NCAA Mens Basketball Final Four (2017), and countless worldclass concerts, including the Rolling Stones and U2. The Organization The City of Glendale operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Citizens elect the Mayor at large, with the six Council Members elected by geographic districts. The Mayor and Council Members all serve four-year terms. The City Manager, Clerk, Attorney, and Presiding City Judge are appointed by the Mayor and Council. With approximately 1,900 employees and a FY 2020-21 budget of $747 million, Glendale is a full-service, progressive city. Services include police and fire protection; water, sewer, and sanitation services; the construction and maintenance of highways, streets, public facilities, and other infrastructure; and recreational activities and cultural events. Maricopa County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. Most of the growth in the next 25 years in the Phoenix area will occur in the West Valley, with Glendale at the epicenter. In 2016, voters approved Envision Glendale 2040, an update of the Citys General Plan. The Position The Assistant City Attorney reports to the City Attorney and provides legal counsel and representation to the various City departments and City officials. *Applications will be accepted until a sufficient amount is received.__ Essential Functions 1. Provides general counsel to city departments. 2. Prepares legal opinions for departments, including investigation of facts, legal research and the preparation of memoranda. 3. Attends meetings of City Council, boards, commissions and committees and provides advice and legal interpretation. 4. Represents the City in litigation involving utility, water resource, and environmental matters. 5. 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. 6. Defends and responds to non-judicial claims against the City and its employees including investigation, legal research and negotiations with claimants. 7. Provides contact with citizens and other attorneys including writing letters, telephone calls and personal meetings to respond to complaints and requests for information. 8. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements/Success Factors Graduation from an accredited school of law and two years of experience in the practice of law. Preferred candidates will have civil litigation experience defending government entities. Special Requirements Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required. Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license. Valid Arizona driver's license. *Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Knowledge of: Local, state, and federal law, particularly in relation to City government and a comprehensive knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence. Principles, practices, and methods of legal research and sources for legal reference. Ability to: Propose and present cases in an effective manner. Communicate effectively in writing. Negotiate non-judicial claims in an effective manner. Establish and maintain working relationships with employees, court officials, attorneys and the general public. Salary: $88,800.00 - $133,200.00 Annually Location: Glendale, AZ Job Type: Full Time Department: City Attorney Job Number: 2020 -02067 Hours per Week: 40 Agency: City of Glendale (AZ) Address: 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, Arizona, 85301 Phone: 623-930-2270 Website:

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