This Assistant City Attorney position advises the City of Phoenix Retirement Office and the City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement Board. The attorney helps the Board comply with provisions of the City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement System (COPERS), board policies, city charter, state statutes and federal law. The attorney also assists with matters involving domestic relations orders, open meeting laws, contract negotiations (including investment contracts), and vendor due-diligence activities. This position is assigned to the Human Resources Section of the Law Department.
Assistant City Attorneys in the Law Department Civil Division work in one of six areas: Human Resources; Finance & Development; Litigation; Transportation; Public Safety; and Public Services. The emphasis for this recruitment is to fill the position in our Human Resources Section. But this recruitment process may be used to fill future vacancies in other sections. All attorneys in the Law Department are assigned and may be reassigned based on the best interests of the City as determined by the City Attorney.
Assistant City Attorneys review, negotiate, and draft contracts or participate in other transactional work; client support; litigation, pleadings, and motion-practice; government law practice; and the subject matters of the client department assigned. Assistant City Attorneys are expected to perform difficult professional and administrative legal work, including revisions to the Phoenix City Code and client consultation with decision makers regarding relevant legal issues. They may also be required to staff public meetings and represent the City during administrative hearings or court proceedings. Preferred candidates possess general knowledge of municipal law, including open meetings, public records, conflicts, real estate, procurement, insurance, and employment law. Assistant City Attorneys report to an Assistant Chief Counsel and generally work independently in performing their duties.
Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. First review will occur the week of March 27, 2017.