Assistant City Attorney
Company: City of Champaign
Posted on: September 18, 2023
The City of Champaign seeks experienced candidates for the position
of Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department. - In this
position, you will join an in-house legal team that works closely
with all City Departments in a wide variety of areas. - The City
has a Council-Manager form of government.
Responsibilities of Position
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising
government officials regarding areas of local government law
including: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act
(OMA); managing, evaluating, and litigating cases, including
ordinance enforcement, small claims, workers' compensation, and
civil rights defense; evaluating and preparing written legal
opinions; preparing and reviewing legal documents, including those
related to contracts, legislation, real estate, and other areas of
municipal regulation; contract development, review, and
negotiation, including labor negotiations; real estate
transactional work; and supervising or managing employees. -
The annual starting salary range is $99,584 - $113,318, DOQ, plus
an excellent fringe benefits package. - Applications, including
cover letter (required) and resume (optional), must be submitted
online no later than Sunday, September 24, 2023. -
Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.
Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Legal research expertise.
Experience in civil or criminal practice areas.
Substantial experience in government law at the state, federal, or
Legal experience in a broad range of civil areas.
Transactional skills in negotiating and drafting of contracts.
Broad range of skills in real estate, development, and eminent
Experience in ordinance prosecution and/or other high volume
litigation areas (e.g., collections, criminal).
Experience with building safety/code compliance prosecution or
Litigation experience including civil or administrative litigation
(including workers' compensation and civil appeals). -
In-house legal experience.
Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.
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