|ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY I|
|Performs professional work in providing legal services necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the City. An employee in this class researches legal questions, prepares resolutions, issues briefs and legal documents and renders legal opinions. Work is performed under the direction of the Chief Assistant City Attorney and is reviewed through conferences, inspection of documents, and evaluation of results obtained.|
|Performs legal research and prepares opinions on various legal problems for City departments, boards and agencies.
Prepares and drafts or reviews, revises and approves contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents and instruments for various City departments; reviews such documents and renders opinions as to their legal acceptability.
Investigates claims and complaints by or against the City government; recommends action to be taken; prepares and tries cases for damage and other suits and hearings; represents the City in such hearings.
Negotiates terms and conditions of contracts and agreements.
Prepares proposed legislation and makes recommendations to repeal, amend or revise existing laws.
Represents the City in litigations.
Advises departmental officials and employees on legal questions.
Participates in the preparation of state and federal cases for trial, takes depositions, prepares briefs and pleadings, and supervises necessary investigations.
Attends City Council and board meetings as assigned.
Represents the City at various internal board hearings and appeals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of municipal, county, state, federal, common law, and constitutional law affecting the City government.
Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
Some knowledge of City ordinances and charter provisions relating to the authority and functions of City departments.
Some knowledge of established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to municipal activities.
Ability to prepare civil law cases.
Ability to analyze and prepare a variety of legal documents.
Ability to conduct research on legal problems and to prepare legal opinions.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
|Graduation from an accredited law school with some experience in professional legal work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Membership in the State Florida Bar required.|