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Assistant City Attorney
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:$76,500 - $110,000/annually DOQ
- Posted Date:01/07/2019
- Deadline to Apply:02/08/2019
Come join our team! The City of Sedona is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant City Attorney.
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Under the supervision of the City Attorney, the Assistant City Attorney performs complex legal work and serves as secondary general counsel to the City of Sedona. Additionally, this position assists the City Attorney with all civil and criminal legal work and reviews all municipal activities.
The Assistant City Attorney must have extensive knowledge of Arizona law, the ability to supervise departmental staff in the absence of the City Attorney, and the understanding of general municipal, state, and federal laws.
The Assistant City Attorney must have solid ethics and integrity, excellent communication skills, and related experience. Additionally he or she will have excellent interpersonal, public relations, and customer service skills, and have the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, City staff, and the general public. The Assistant City Attorney must also have the ability to prepare and deliver effective and clear presentations.
The City Attorney’s Office serves the City and the citizens in civil matters and criminal prosecution. The City Attorney’s Office is the legal advisor to City government including the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, staff, boards, committees, and commissions.
The City Attorney’s Office also works proactively to protect and minimize the City’s liability. Furthermore, the office prosecutes misdemeanor crimes committed within the City limits and ensures that statutory rights of the victims of crimes are protected.
The Assistant City Attorney assists with review and revisions of all contracts, agreements, ordinances and other legally binding documents to be entered into by the City. Additionally, this position assists with processing and managing claims against the City.
The Assistant City Attorney will be approachable, positive, energetic, and capable of working in a collaborative manner. Additionally, he or she will have strong communication skills, provide solid leadership, and have a personality style that is comfortable in a small, vibrant community.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS
The City of Sedona offers a competitive benefit package that includes:
Arizona State Retirement System
100% City-paid health, dental and vision coverage for employee
Substantial contributions to health, dental and vision coverage for dependents
City provided $50,000 group term life insurance
Ninety-six hours of PTO time
Generous vacation accrual rates
Deferred compensation - Optional IRS 457 plans
4/10 schedule – 3 day weekends!
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your résumé, cover letter, a list of at least three work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) electronically as one file to HumanResources@SedonaAZ.gov.
The City will select the most qualified candidates to participate in an interview process in Sedona.
February 8, 2019
This recruitment is open until filled.
Tel: 928-203-5189 • Fax: 928-282-1394
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928-203-5038 or 203-5189
City of Sedona
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
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