General Statement of Job
Assists the City Attorney in the legal representation of the City. This includes providing legal advice and opinions to the City Commission, Officials, Staff and advisory boards as needed on a wide range of issues. Represents the City in court and before administrative government agencies. Handles the prosecution of local ordinance violations including red light camera enforcement. Duties include supervising employees and outside counsel.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts personnel investigations.
Researches and drafts legal memoranda, ordinances, and board resolutions.
Negotiates contracts, leases, and inter-local agreements.
Supervises City Attorney personnel.
Provides legal counsel on issues.
Drafts contracts, ordinances and resolutions.
Prosecutes ordinance violations.
Represents the City in Court and before boards.
Supervises outside counsel.
Assists in budget process.
Monitors Federal and State legislation.
Prosecutes civil forfeiture actions.
Prepares and provides training on legal issues.
Minimum Education and Training
Requires a Juris Doctor Degree, supplemented by seven (7) to ten (10) years� of local government law experience. Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver�s license.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Has considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and of departmental practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Deputy City Attorney.
Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, policies, etc., as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. Has knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, procedures, and related information. Is able to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, members of the general public, and all other groups involved in the activities of the department.
Has the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Is able to use independent judgment and work with little direct supervision as situations warrant. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is able to read, understand, and interpret departmental documentation, reports, and related materials. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers and software programs typically used in the position. Is able to type and perform data entry accurately and with appropriate speed.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exe