Assistant City Attorney (Broadband) - City of San Antonio, TX

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Job Summary

Under general direction, provides legal services on behalf of the city of San Antonio. This position will be responsible for broadband issues, and the development of broadband plans in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.  This position may also involve taking on additional areas of responsibility as needed.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

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This advertisement will be used to fill one of the following Assistant City Attorney positions: 

  • Assistant City Attorney III: starting salary $88,239.06 annually
  • Assistant City Attorney IV: starting salary $97,064.50 annually

Essential Job Functions

  • Supports efforts to establish, maintain, and update city regulations to promote broadband facilities investment and support city infrastructure projects.
  • Provides legal advice on issues related to laws and regulations impacting the City’s broadband initiatives. 
  • Monitors legislative regulatory, court, and industry activities to develop responsive legal and policy positions.
  • Assists in briefing, making presentations or preparing reports to City Officials and City staff.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts, real estate documents, and agreements.
  • Drafts legislation, code provisions, regulations, ordinances, amendments, resolutions, and guidelines or policies.
  • Attends public meetings of City Council, boards and commissions and advises and addresses members in executive sessions or public presentations.
  • Advocates and provides support to litigation attorneys and outside counsel on behalf of the City in a wide variety of settings, including negotiations, dispute resolutions, mediations, trials, hearings, and administrative processes, to resolve disputes or legal actions.
  • Timely and appropriately responds to inquiries from the general public and media about public information and municipal regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:  ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY III:

  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law. 
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney. 
  • Years of full-time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit. 
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas. 
  • No substitution for education allowed. 
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:  ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY IV:

  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law. 
  • Fifteen (15) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney. 
  • Years of full-time municipal law experience may be substituted
     two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit. 
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas. 
  • No substitution for education allowed. 
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong working knowledge of and experience in broadband and development of broadband plans in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in general municipal laws such as, The Texas Public Information Act, The Texas Open Meetings Act, and Municipal Procurement Laws. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in the laws impacting municipalities in the areas of early childhood education, housing, health or animal control /care issues. 
  • Ability to draft, negotiate, and interpret contracts. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to research and interpret municipal, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal Law.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concise,  and effectively.
  • Ability to strategize and maintain effective relationships with other attorneys and City staff.
  • Ability to supervise and train.

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