The City of San Luis is looking for a passionate, collaborative, self-motivated candidate who recently passed the Arizona Bar or could become licensed in Arizona through the laws on reciprocal licensing from other state bars.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
- Day-to-day tasks are mainly transactional. However, there will be occasional civil litigation and periodic prosecution coverage for misdemeanor cases.
- Serves as legal advisor to City officials, management and staff as assigned by the City Attorney.
- Provides legal assistance in matters involving land use, employee relations, municipal taxation, real estate, contracts, procurement, law enforcement, prosecution, and miscellaneous matters.
- Prepares and reviews opinions, notices, contracts, agreements, resolutions, ordinances, regulations, leases, permits, deeds, options, licenses, public communications, policies and procedures and a wide variety of other legal documents
- Conducts legal research on municipal issues and present recommendations and solutions to minimize risk and safeguard the City’s operations to City management, staff and City Council.
- Receive and review claims and lawsuits files against the City, assist and represent the City in its defense.
- Serves as Liaison between outside counsel and the CAO for specialized legal matters.
- Assist with reviewing and responding to open records requests pursuant to the Arizona Public Information Act.
- Attends meetings of the City Council, Employee Benefits Trust, Municipal Corporations, and conferences with the City Manager and Department Heads.
- Attends Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and provides legal assistance on land use proceedings, civil litigation and criminal prosecution.
- Handles contested code enforcement cases from pleadings and motions to witness interviews and appearances in court.
- Initiates and responds to civil and criminal complaints, pleadings, and motions as authorized.
- Support the relationship between the City of San Luis and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative
- Trains and supervises legal staff.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate degree; and
- Residency in the United States and within 25 miles of City of San Luis.
A legal writing sample of a Legal Memorandum, 5 pages or less.
- Arizona State Bar License in good standing or ability to obtain it through reciprocity with another U.S. State.
- A valid Arizona driver license at the time of appointment
- Both licenses must be maintained in good standing throughout employment.
- San Luis residency
- Experience in municipal law or related legal fields such as commercial law, real estate, code enforcement, criminal prosecution, and civil litigation is desirable.
- Proficiency in using formatting tools in Microsoft Word.
- Fluency in Spanish, both written and verbal.