Principal Assistant City Attorney
West Allis is a city on the rise. If you are passionate about public service and want to use your analytical and logic skills to protect the interests of the second-largest city in Milwaukee County, consider becoming a vital member of a small team in the City Attorney’s office. As Principal Assistant City Attorney, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience as a lawyer while helping your neighbors. Join our journey to revitalize the City of West Allis as a destination for businesses, families and visitors and enjoy fulfilling work serving the public in a fun and innovative atmosphere.
The core functions/essential duties and responsibilities of the Principal Assistant City Attorney include but are not limited to:
- Assist and provide oral and written legal advice and opinions to the Common Council, Mayor, City Committees, Boards, Administration and Departments regarding the interpretation and application of City ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, rules and regulations, state and federal statutes, case law and administrative codes, and agency rules and regulations related to all aspects of municipal law, real estate, zoning, land use and development, bankruptcy, foreclosure, real and personal property taxation, public records and open meetings law, city operations, and contracts and agreements, including the assessment of the risks and financial exposure to the City for non-compliance.
- Defend personal injury, property damage, and tax claims and raze/repair orders.
- Represent the City in bankruptcy, foreclosure and collections matters.
- Administer municipal legal issues in a variety of areas such as, but not limited to, rights-of-way regulation, and public records and open meetings law.
- Commence and defend the City and its officers in a wide variety of contested and litigated matters in municipal, state and federal court and before administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals.
- Provide legal representation on behalf of the City in mediation and arbitration matters, municipal code enforcement, subrogation and civil and criminal litigation matters, including the handling and preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, negotiation, and trial-related matters before courts and administrative agencies, including appeals, related to such matters.
- Draft resolutions, ordinances, policies and procedures, rules and regulations, legal opinions, contracts, leases, memorandums of understanding, public nuisance orders and various litigation documents including, but not limited to, pleadings, motions, briefs and other correspondence.
- Draft complaints and other license-related plans for the License and Health Committee.
- Respond to and answer citizen complaints.
- Provide legal research, analysis and interpretation of proposed and existing laws, ordinances, regulations, rules, policies and procedures, contracts, and administrative and judicial opinions and decisions as they relate to the numerous subjects/areas pertaining to the operation of the City.
If you are a team player and hungry to continually learn and grow your knowledge of municipal and public administration and civil litigation, this opportunity may be the right fit for you and the City. You’ll work normal business hours and be rewarded with competitive pay and great benefits. Apply today!
For more information and to apply for this position, go to the City's website at www.westalliswi.gov/careers. Deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on February 22, 2019.
Location = West Allis