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DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY

Company: City of Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY This is an executive position in the Department of Law that is responsible for the daily oversight and management of the professional legal staff in the department. The position requires significant management and leadership experience with an ability to handle multiple urgent matters contemporaneously. The employee serving in this position must possess an ability to perform a wide variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal matters. Additional expectations include an ability to manage both the quantity and quality of departmental work output and implement strategies to help ensure the goals and outcomes of the Department of Law are being met. Among other duties, the position is responsible for participation with research of comparative programs, development of problem solving solutions, business process improvements, and investigations. Key scope of services will often involve providing legal opinions and counsel as well as, directly managing or litigating cases when necessary. Special assignments and major projects may be given by the City Attorney or at the request of other City officials. This position operates under the direction and authority of the City Attorney and serves to fulfill the City Charter responsibilities of the City Attorney in their absence. Minimum Training and Experience Juris Doctorate and valid license to practice law in Michigan (or the ability to waive in) At least six (6) years of law experience; Substantial supervisory and project management experience, along with the ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives. Qualifications Commanding knowledge of municipal, contract, state and constitutional law. Ability to effectively delegate, prioritize and manage departmental assignments, while implementing strategies to help ensure the goals and outcomes of the Department of Law are being met. Understanding of city commission rules and policies, as well as public bidding processes and internal city procedures. Demonstrable negotiation, mediation, persuasion, conflict resolution, legal writing, research and analysis sills. Ability to opine and provide counsel on a wide variety of complex legal issues to city departments, boards and commissions. Exceptional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships, and handle stressful or sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy. High degree of integrity and honesty, along with a demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality and neutrality in complex and sensitive situations. Web Id: 0009150624MLive.Category: Legal, Keywords: Attorney

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