|CHIEF ASST CITY ATTORNEY II|
|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.|
|Supervise a section consisting of several Attorneys and Legal Secretaries.
Advise departmental officials and employees on legal questions; prepare legal opinions and memoranda, gather facts, check investigation reports, review files and answer correspondence.
Prepare legal opinions, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, easements, leases and memoranda, as assigned by the City Attorney.
Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and draft written contracts.
Participate in preparation of assigned State and Federal cases for trial; take depositions, prepare briefs and pleadings, and supervise necessary investigations: Try cases, and appeal adverse judgments to higher courts when authorized by City Council.
Attend City Council and board meetings as assigned.
Handle appeal to administrative bodies; serve 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.
Draft and present legislative bills to local delegation.
Explain and interpret ordinances and status of various cases to the general public.
Perform 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.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Membership in the Florida Bar required. Admission to practice, before U.S. District Court and Middle District Court of Florida, required.
04/20/92 - AL