The City of Champaign Legal Department seeks an experienced candidate for the position of Assistant City Attorney. In this position, you will join an in-house legal team that works closely with the City Council, the City Manager and all City Departments in a wide variety of legal areas. The City has a Council-Manager form of government. Desirable experience and possible assignments include, but are not limited to: advising City Council, staff and boards and commissions on legal procedures and ramifications of decisions; evaluating, advocating, preparing and trying cases in defense of or on behalf of the City; evaluating and preparing written legal opinions; preparing and reviewing legislation, and other legal documents; prosecuting for violations of City Ordinances; contract development, review and negotiation, including labor negotiation; real estate transactional work. Supervising and directing department staff.
The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required. Recent comprehensive experience specializing in or with emphasis on municipal law or closely related governmental, civil legal experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. Pre-employment drug screening is required.
The starting annual salary range is $72,781-$82,805, depending on qualifications. Applications and supplemental questions must be received online no later than Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.
To apply, visit the City’s Online Hiring Center at www.ci.champaign.il.us.
The following locations offer free Internet access and assistance: Champaign Public Library, the Illinois Employment and Training Center and the City of Champaign City Building.
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