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City Attorney

City of Salisbury, NC

Posted
17 Oct 17
Deadline
Open until filled
Salary
$87,000 - $125,000 (DOE)
Job Function
Legal Services Director
Type

Full Time

Related Topics

Legal Issues
Job Location

PO Box 479 , Salisbury, NC

Population

33,662

Type

City

Address

PO Box 479
Salisbury , NC 28145-0479

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)

Recognition

Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1927 as a Council-Manager position.

The City Attorney will perform professional work overseeing the legal affairs of the City. The
City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Work is performed under the general
supervision of the City Manager.
Specific Responsibilities:
 Serves as legal counsel to the Mayor, City Council and the City Manager; provides legal
advice to boards, commissions, committees and related officials
 Drafts or supervises drafting of ordinances and resolutions for the Mayor, City Council
and City Manager; explains legal drafts and answers questions from the Mayor, City
Council and City Manager
 Attends meetings of City Council and boards and commissions and renders immediate
legal advice when necessary
 Serves as legislative liaison with state and federal governments, when designated to do
so
 Drafts of supervises drafting of all contracts, deeds, leases, releases, franchises and other
legal documents on behalf of the City
 Represents the City in legal matters, brings suits necessary to be instituted by the City
and defends the City in suits brought against it, and handles appellate litigation
 Decides major legal questions in litigation, claims, leases and contracts, land titles and
related legal matters
 Prepares and supervises the preparation of formal legal opinions upon request of the City
Council and City Manager
 Provides legal advice on municipal law and procedure to City staff, boards and
commissions
 Performs legal research; interprets and formulates opinions concerning municipal
government and administrative procedures
Qualifications
 Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a law
school of recognized standing and considerable experience as a practicing attorney,
some of which shall have been in the practice of municipal law
 Licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina
 Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
 Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law, torts, contracts, civil rights, administrative
process, and real property; comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws
and court decisions affecting municipalities

How to Apply

www.salisburync.gov/hr

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