Provides professional legal representation for the City of Des Moines; works independently with minimal supervision; performs related work as required.
Performs professional legal work related to litigation with high attention to detail;
Prepares cases for trial, examining law and evidence subject to review and assistance by a supervisor;
Performs special projects for the City Attorney as requested;
Represents City employees, boards and commissions;
Represents the City before state and federal administrative agencies, boards and commissions;
Performs professional legal work and review related to federal, state and municipal issues;
Studies City, State, Federal and general municipal law for information and precedents having bearing on City legal problems;
Provides legal advice, opinions and training to City Staff, City Boards, Committees, Commissions and agencies, and attends meetings of those bodies;
Researches, prepares and compiles proposed ordinances and resolutions and proposed amendments to existing ordinances;
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
Performs other related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree; and a minimum of two to four years of litigation-related work.
NOTE: In addition to your online application, submission of your resume is required by the application deadline. You may attach your resume to your online application or submit your resume separately to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail or hand delivery to 602 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309 on or before the application deadline date.
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer, physical examination and drug screen;
Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility;
Admission to practice law in the State of Iowa at the time of closing date.
The City of Des Moines's Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven (7) months of the appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.
Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa and largest population center in the state. The City of Des Moines is home to more than 210,000 people with a five-county metropolitan population of over 600,000 people. Des Moines is a city manager form of government with a mayor, four ward council members and two at-large council members.