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Deputy City Attorney - City of San Antonio

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Job Summary

Under general direction from the City Attorney, is responsible for performing complex legal matters and supervises a division of the City Attorney's Office. Participates in planning, organizing, and managing the operations of the City Attorney's Office. Delegates assignments to
subordinate attorneys in a division. Trains, monitors task completion, and reviews work of subordinate legal staff. Primary working conditions are in an office environment.  Exercises supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions
  • Supervises attorneys in a division of the City Attorney's Office.
  • Advises City staff and elected and appointed City Officials in various areas of municipal law.
  • Assists in briefing, making presentations, or preparing reports to City Officials and City staff.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts, real estate documents, and agreements.
  • Drafts legislation, code provisions, regulations, ordinances, amendments, resolutions, and guidelines or policies.
  • Attends public meetings of City Council, boards and commissions, and advises and addresses members in executive sessions or public presentations.
  • Advocates on behalf of the City in a wide variety of settings, including negotiations, dispute resolutions, mediations, trials, hearings, and administrative processes, to resolve disputes or legal actions.
  • Timely and appropriately responds to inquiries from the general public and media about public information and municipal regulations and procedures.
  • Coordinates legal work and tasks of a division with other divisions and other City departments.
  • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • Graduation from a recognized and accredited school of law with a L.L.B. or J.D. degree.
  • Fifteen (15) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney of which three (3) years include supervisory experience.
  • Years of full time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit.
  • No substitution for education allowed.
  • This position requires a  valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • License to practice law from the State Bar of Texas.
  • Extensive knowledge of municipal law.
  • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal law.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to strategize and maintain effective relationships with other attorneys and City staff.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and mentor.
  • Litigator with State and Federal Civil trial experience in personal injury, contract, land development, employment and civil rights.
  • Appellate experience helpful.
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal Law.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing legal problems.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to strategize and maintain effective relationships with other attorneys and City staff.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and mentor.


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