This recruitment seeks lawyers to fill a position in the Transportation Section to advise the Aviation Department, 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 and participate in other transactional work; provide client support; defend litigation; engage in government law practice; and handle all legal matters of the assigned client department. Assistant City Attorneys are expected to perform difficult professional and administrative legal work, including revisions to the Phoenix City Code, and to consult with client decision makers regarding relevant legal issues. These attorneys may also be required to staff public meetings and represent the City during administrative hearings or court proceedings. Preferred candidates possess knowledge of municipal law, including open meetings, public records, conflicts, real estate, procurement, and insurance. Assistant City Attorneys report to an Assistant Chief Counsel and generally work independently in performing their duties. Assistant City Attorneys in the Law Department Civil Division work in one of six areas: Transportation, Community & Development Services, Finance & Public Services, Human Resources, Litigation, or Public Safety.
Aviation/Transportation Position: The Assistant City Attorney assigned to the Transportation Section is responsible for providing legal services to the Aviation Department. The attorney is responsible to draft, review, and negotiate contracts, licenses, permits, leases or other transactional work; and advise the Aviation Department on legal issues associated with representing commercial and general aviation airports, such as commercial agreements, environmental protection, procurement (including Title 34 procurement), real estate, use of federal and state funds, and federal regulatory compliance.
This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate has experience with Municipal law practice including public-records and open-meeting law matters and knowledge in the following areas: civil procedure and litigation, including related constitutional issues; aviation law, and design, or construction law. Knowledge of drafting and negotiating complicated contracts or other transactional work, and procurement experience is a plus.
First review of applications will occur the week of September 23, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on September 30, 2019 whichever is sooner.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the State Bar of Arizona (or from a state with Arizona bar reciprocity). Please include your Arizona State Bar license number on resume or cover letter.
Four years’ experience practicing law.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience representing municipalities or other governmental entities
Experience working with Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 34
Additional Salary Information: A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: Unit 9 Benefits
Internal Number: 33337
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City OrganizationPhoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government.Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.