City of Richmond - Utilities Assistant City Attorney I in Richmond, Virginia

The purpose of the class is to protect the legal interests of the City of Richmond and to provide legal representation and advice to City officials, employees and departments. The class is responsible for reviewing legal matters, providing appropriate counsel, and initiating or responding to legal actions. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Supervision: *Exercised:Classification typically supervises. * Received:*Reports to Senior Assistant Attorney. * Note: Other reporting relationships may apply.**

Example of Duties:

(Unclassified) Continuous RecruitmentPosition # 10M00000017

The City of Richmond seeks to fill an Assistant City Attorney position. The Assistant City Attorney will review legal matters, provide counsel to City departments, and initiate and respond to legal actions. There is no minimum experience requirement for the position, but at least four years of civil litigation experience is preferred. The Assistant City Attorney's primary responsibilities will involve handling significant cases in civil litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. The position may involve providing advice and representation to City agencies and will undertake other assignments as needed. Candidates must be a member of the Virginia State Bar. The position will remain open until filled. To be considered, candidates must submit an online application through the City of Richmond's Department of Human Resources website at Please attach a resume and writing sample to the online application or mail these documents to:

Allen L. Jackson City Attorney 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 400 Richmond, Virginia 23219

Application submitted without attaching or mailing all requested items are considered INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted! EEO/AA

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Requires a Juris Doctor degree and satisfaction of continuing legal education requirements of the Virginia State Bar.

Requires a license to practice law from the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, independent admission to the bars of individual courts as necessary (e.g., United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, etc.) and annual certification of satisfaction of continuing legal education requirements of the Virginia State Bar.

Up to four years of legal and supervisory experience is desired.

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

The preferred candidate will:

  • Be a member of the Virginia State Bar or eligible for immediateadmission.
Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job risks no exposure to any environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing and speaking.


The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title: Assistant City Attorney I

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $57,223.00 - $93,992.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Location: 900 Marshall Plaza, Richmond, Virginia

Department: City Attorney