CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI Attorney I in CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas

Summary We welcome and appreciate your interest in employment with the City of Corpus Christi. We are an equal opportunity employer; no information obtained during the recruitment/selection process is intended for any discriminatory purposes. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Grade: 211 Salary: $52,418 Annually Department: Legal E-mail: LaurieLA@cctexas.com ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS: Non rotating 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Must be available to work additional hours as needed. Who May Apply? All persons legally authorized to work in the United States Responsibilities The Attorney I provides legal counsel to the City of Corpus Christi, consults with and advises departments, officers, boards and committees under the direction of the City Attorney. Participate in all assigned duties, prepare evaluations, attend City functions and keep records. Manage assignments, sets priorities and target dates, and demonstrate discipline in following the plan. Analyze legal issues and determine the law by reviewing statutes, regulations, cases, law reviews, and other legal research using books, publications, the internet, electronic legal services and consulting with supervisors and others. Prepare, review and edit documents, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, easements, pleadings, motions and briefs. Represent the City and advise and consult with clients and attorneys in a wide range of legal matters including contracts, legislation, employment issues, administrative hearings, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Negotiate terms of contracts, agreements and documents with opposing counsel and third parties. Provide legal advice and counsel to departments, City officers, committees and boards on a variety of issues based on applicable facts, documents and state and federal law. Investigate events and issues by ascertaining the required information, obtaining relevant documents and physical evidence, identifying and interviewing potential witnesses and arranging for the appropriate examination or testing of physical evidence. Develop solutions to problems by evaluating available courses of action and consulting with supervisors. May be asked to perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Requires a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Minimum of six months to one year of experience Must be a licensed attorney and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas at time of application and hire Demonstrate a willingness to continually learn and take on increasingly complex work. A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire