Location: Champaign, IL
Assistant City Attorney
The City of Champaign seeks experienced candidates for the position of Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department. In this position, you will join an in- house legal team that works closely with all City Departments in a wide variety of legal areas. The City has a Council-Manager form of government.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising government officials regarding civil legal areas and areas of local government law including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA); managing, evaluating, and trying cases, including ordinance enforcement, small claims, worker's compensation, and civil defense; evaluating and preparing written legal opinions; preparing and reviewing legal documents, including those related to contracts, legislation, real estate, and other areas of municipal regulation; contract development, review, and negotiation, including labor negotiation; real estate transactional work; and supervising or managing employees.
The annual starting salary range is, $90,451 - $102,909, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications, including cover letter (required) and resume (optional), must be submitted online to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/champaign no later than Sunday, March 7, 2021.
The City's mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.
• Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Legal research expertise.
• Experience in civil practice areas.
• Substantial experience in local government law including familiarity with FOIA processing and other unique governmental legal aspects.
• Legal experience in a broad range of civil areas.
• Transactional skills in negotiating and drafting of contracts (non-real estate).
• Broad range of skills in real estate, real estate development, eminent domain.
• Experience in ordinance prosecution and/or other high volume litigation areas (e.g., collections, criminal experience).
• Litigation experience including civil or administrative litigation (including worker's compensation, and civil appeals).
• In-house legal experience including human resources/labor
• Evidence of commitment to public service.
• Formal post-law school education in negotiation and other municipally related education
Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.