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The City of Champaign seeks experienced candidates for the position of Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department. In this position, you will join an in-house legal team that works closely with all City Departments in a wide variety of areas. The City has a Council-Manager form of government.
Responsibilities of Position
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising government officials regarding areas of local government law including: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA); managing, evaluating, and litigating cases, including ordinance enforcement, small claims, workers’ compensation, and civil rights defense; evaluating and preparing written legal opinions; preparing and reviewing legal documents, including those related to contracts, legislation, real estate, and other areas of municipal regulation; contract development, review, and negotiation, including labor negotiations; real estate transactional work; and supervising or managing employees.
The annual starting salary range is $99,584 – $113,318, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications, including cover letter (required) and resume (optional), must be submitted online to champaignil.gov/jobs no later than Sunday, September 24, 2023.
The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.
- Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Legal research expertise.
- Experience in civil or criminal practice areas.
- Substantial experience in government law at the state, federal, or local level.
- Legal experience in a broad range of civil areas.
- Transactional skills in negotiating and drafting of contracts.
- Broad range of skills in real estate, development, and eminent domain.
- Experience in ordinance prosecution and/or other high volume litigation areas (e.g., collections, criminal).
- Experience with building safety/code compliance prosecution or defense.
- Litigation experience including civil or administrative litigation (including workers’ compensation and civil appeals).
- In-house legal experience.
Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.
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