City Seeks Applications for City Solicitor

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The City is currently seeking a City Solicitor to join the Legal Department.
  • Job Title: City Solicitor  
  • Department: Legal Department 
  • Salary: $95,625 - $108,630
Under the direction of the City Manager, the City Solicitor is responsible for providing professional, competent and effective legal services and representation on the full range of subjects dealt with by the City.  This position will provide advice on legality of the day-to-day operations and undertakings of the City.
 
The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Develop, plan, implement and administer Department goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide assigned legal services.
  • Develop and administer the City's budget for legal services; forecast additional funds necessary for outside counsel, staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor expenditures; direct budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Study and interpret laws, court decisions and other authorities; provide legal advice to all City boards and commissions, the City Commission and City departments regarding legal implications of all City operations.
  • Receive and evaluate all legal claims filed against the City; make recommendations concerning the advisability to prosecute, compromise, or dismiss litigation for consideration by the City Commission; monitor and control liability claims and lawsuits.
  • Research and prepare formal written opinions on various legal problems as directed by the City Commission; provide written and oral legal advice and counsel as the need arises to the City Commission, City Manager, City departments and City boards and commissions on issues related to municipal law and activities.
  • Represent the City in court cases encompassing a wide variety of complex legal issues including all phases of pretrial, trial and appellate work in municipal, state, and or federal court; represent the City in administrative hearings before state and federal agencies.
  • Review proposed contracts, bond and financing papers, insurance policies and other documents affecting the City.
  • Prepare or review drafts and assist in the negotiation of proposed agreements; prepare or review ordinances, resolutions, deeds, pleadings, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Prepare a variety of periodic and special reports related to Legal department activities and legal cases.
  • Monitor legal developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions related to municipal law and activities, evaluate the impact on City operations and recommend appropriate action.
  • Attend Commission, Board, Commission, and Committee meetings as required.
  • Perform related duties as required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 
Juris Doctor degree with a Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience practicing municipal law in a municipality or a firm providing legal services to local government desired, including 4 years in a management or supervisory role or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
 
DEADLINE DATE: APRIL 2, 2018 BY 4:00 P.M. EST.
To review the full job description and/or apply, please visit our website at: www.covingtonky.gov. All resumes must be processed through our on-line system. Any received via other means will not be considered.

The City of Covington fully and actively supports equal opportunity employment for qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability. Female and Minority Candidates are encouraged to apply.