Dallas City Attorney

The Dallas City Attorney's Office regularly seeks outstanding legal secretaries, legal assistants, other support staff, and licensed attorneys for its exciting and challenging law practice. The following opportunities are available at this moment:

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City Attorney

Job Description

The City Attorney serves as the chief legal advisor to the City Council, the City Manager and all departments, offices and agencies of the City of Dallas. The City Attorney also serves in a managerial and supervisory role to the City Attorney’s Office, which is comprised of approximately 160 individuals and over 90 attorneys. The City of Dallas has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a City Attorney.

To view a complete job posting and/or to apply for the position of City Attorney, interested candidates should visit:

http://www.mlaglobal.com/legal-career-opportunities/job%20details?jobid=262684

The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


MUNICIPAL-REGULATORY SECTION

The General Counsel Division of the Dallas City Attorney's Office is seeking an energetic, self-motivated attorney licensed to practice in Texas and in good standing with the Texas Bar to fill a full-time position in the Municipal-Regulatory Section. Applicants must have one to three years of relevant experience in zoning, land use, ethics, open records, and open meetings, as well as in drafting legal opinions, ordinances, and representing boards and commissions. Applicants must also have excellent research and oral and written communication skills.

The general counsel practice in the Municipal-Regulatory Section is diverse and will include representing boards and commissions, such as the city plan commission, board of adjustment, landmark commission, zoning ordinance advisory committee, permit license and appeal board, and ethics advisory commission; drafting ethics and other legal opinions; drafting ordinances relating to land use/zoning and other regulatory matters; and providing legal advice and assistance to city officials, city management, the city secretary, and other city departments. The position does not involve litigation, though the successful applicant will occasionally work with and advise litigators on matters.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The City's comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. Information about the Dallas City Attorney's Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.org.

An attorney position with the City Attorney's Office is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI,§9 of the Dallas City Charter.

Interested applicants must send a resume, writing sample of not more than ten pages, and three references to:

Tamera Tignor, Management Assistant

Dallas City Attorney's Office

1500 Marilla, Room 7DN

Dallas, TX 75201

tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com


Assistant City Attorney - Community Prosecution Section

Seeking energetic, highly-organized attorney licensed in Texas with a minimum of 2 years legal experience to fill a full-time Community Prosecutor position. A community prosecutor is a neighborhood-based attorney who works in an assigned police division and partners with code compliance officers, law enforcement officials, community stakeholders, and public and private organizations to proactively improve public safety and enhance neighborhood quality of life.

Duties include: Work with an assigned code officer to develop innovative, proactive strategies for abating Dallas City Code violations at nuisance properties. Partner with law enforcement, city departments and neighborhood organizations to prevent Part I, Part II and quality of life crime in the assigned police division. File civil lawsuits against noncompliant property owners who fail to maintain minimum housing standards, comply with land use regulations or take reasonable measures to abate crime. Prosecute Class C misdemeanor offenses in municipal and community court and partner with county and federal prosecutors to prosecute higher level offenses. Lead and/or participate in neighborhood association/crime watch meetings and develop replicable initiatives that improve neighborhood quality of life.

Applicant must possess knowledge of civil litigation as well as criminal law and procedure. Strong legal research skills are a plus. Serious applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, display good judgment and be strategic problem-solvers. In addition to a resume and cover letter, please send a one page narrative describing your leadership and public service experience to:

Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
Fax resume to 214-670-0622 or email resume to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquiries, please

Assistant City Attorney - Prosecution Section


The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking energetic attorneys for its municipal prosecution section.  Each applicant must have an interest in criminal prosecution, be a self-starter, hardworking, prompt, organized, and possess the ability to manage a fast paced court docket each day.


Duties include prosecuting city ordinance offenses, Texas Transportation Code offenses and Texas Penal Code Class “C” misdemeanor offenses in Dallas Municipal Court.  Duties also include court preparation, researching relevant case law, arguing, filing and responding to motions filed with the court and occasional minor appellate work.


Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and have at least one year of experience as a practicing attorney.  Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary is $57,435 plus benefits.  The position will remain open until filled.


Send resume to:
Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
Fax resume to 214-670-0622 or email resume to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquiries, please

Assistant City Attorney - Community Prosecution Section

Seeking energetic, highly-organized attorney licensed in Texas with a minimum of 2 years legal experience to fill a full-time Community Prosecutor position. A community prosecutor is a neighborhood-based attorney who works in an assigned police division and partners with code compliance officers, law enforcement officials, community stakeholders, and public and private organizations to proactively improve public safety and enhance neighborhood quality of life.

Duties include: Work with an assigned code officer to develop innovative, proactive strategies for abating Dallas City Code violations at nuisance properties. Partner with law enforcement, city departments and neighborhood organizations to prevent Part I, Part II and quality of life crime in the assigned police division. File civil lawsuits against noncompliant property owners who fail to maintain minimum housing standards, comply with land use regulations or take reasonable measures to abate crime. Prosecute Class C misdemeanor offenses in municipal and community court and partner with county and federal prosecutors to prosecute higher level offenses. Lead and/or participate in neighborhood association/crime watch meetings and develop replicable initiatives that improve neighborhood quality of life.

Applicant must possess knowledge of civil litigation as well as criminal law and procedure. Strong legal research skills are a plus. Serious applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, display good judgment and be strategic problem-solvers. In addition to a resume and cover letter, please send a one page narrative describing your leadership and public service experience to:

Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquiries.


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