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Employment Opportunity with City of Charlottesville

Website ADMIN  | Published on 6/17/2021
Are you interested in serving the public as an advocate and advisor to a municipal government? The City of Charlottesville is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney who is highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. $58,848.55 to $100,006.40 annually. Starting salary will be based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position. The City provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, and continuing education/training opportunities.

This position is responsible for providing professional legal services to City departments, boards and commissions on complex matters, and the ability to independently handle litigation in the City’s General District and Circuit Courts. This position will have primary day-to-day responsibility for land use and zoning matters, including subdivision and site plan approval, enforcement of zoning, erosion & sediment control/ stormwater laws, and preparation of deeds and covenants for easements and conveyances of land, and affordable housing commitments, given to the City. Additional duties will include public procurement transactions, construction contractor and architectural/ engineering contracts. This attorney will be required to attend meetings of the City’s planning commission, and meetings of other boards or commissions, as necessary. Work is completed under the general supervisor of the City Attorney.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: 
   - Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an ABA accredited law school;
   - Must currently be licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligible to be admitted to practice law under the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 1A, Rule 1A:1;
   - Preference for at least two years of prior experience as a practicing attorney (at least five years of experience as a practicing attorney is required for an applicant to be considered for appointment at the deputy level); 
   - Preference for prior experience practicing real estate law, or litigation experience involving the applicant's handling of motions and trials in General District and/or Circuit Courts.

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page. This position is listed as Continuous/Open Until Filled.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.

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