|CHIEF ASST CITY ATTORNEY I|
|Performs professional and supervisory work in providing legal advice, counsel, and representation to the City of Orlando. Under the direction of the City Attorney, advises executive and management officials on matters of legal content, including various highly complex legal matters, represents the City in civil lawsuits, prepares and presents cases in appellate courts, and supervises attorneys and clerical personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, analysis of records, and results achieved.|
|Supervises a section consisting of several Attorneys and Legal Secretaries.
Advises departmental officials and employees on legal questions; prepares legal opinions and memoranda, gathers facts, checks investigation reports, reviews files and answers correspondence.
Prepares legal opinions, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, easements, leases and memoranda, as assigned by the City Attorney.
Negotiates terms and conditions of agreements and drafts written contracts.
Participates in preparation of assigned State and Federal cases for trial; takes depositions, prepares briefs and pleadings, and supervises necessary investigations: Tries cases, and appeals adverse judgements to higher courts when authorized by City Council.
Attends City Council and board meetings as assigned.
Handles appeals to administrative bodies; serves as attorney representing City departments in such diverse areas as Fire, Police, Finance and Tax, Engineering, Personnel, Public Works, Public Facilities, Planning and Zoning, and Administration.
Drafts and presents legislative bills to local delegation.
Explains and interprets ordinances and status of various cases to the general public.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Extensive knowledge of City of Orlando ordinances and charter provisions, and of state, federal, and constitutional law.
Extensive knowledge of judicial procedures, rules of evidence, and methods of legal research.
Extensive knowledge of established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to municipal activities.
Skill in conducting research on complex legal issues and preparing sound legal opinions.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and try civil law cases before county, state, and federal courts.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legal principles and precedents in resolving complex legal problems.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, management staff, and the general public.
Ability to research, analyze, and prepare a wide variety of complex legal documents.
Ability to supervise the work of professional and clerical employees, delegate work assignments, and review the work of staff.
|Law Degree (J.D. or LL.B) from an accredited law school, plus three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, preferably in a governmental agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Membership in the Florida Bar required. Admission to practice before U.S. District Court and Middle District Court of Florida required.|