Assistant City Attorney (Public Utilities & Telecommunications) - 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 public utilities and telecommunications issues, telecommunications network right-of-way access, and development of broadband plans in compliance with federal, state and local laws. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. May assist with the supervision of a division in the Legal Department.

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

  • Address legal issues related to public utility rate requests and regulations.
  • Supports efforts to establish, maintain, and update city regulations to promote utility and telecommunication facilities investment and support city infrastructure projects.
  • Provides legal advice on issues related to public utility regulations.
  • 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.
  • Advises City staff and elected and appointed City Officials in various areas of municipal law.
  • 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 public utilities and telecommunications issues.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in telecommunications network rights-of-way access 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.
  • Ability to draft, negotiate, and interpret contracts.
  • Knowledge of and ability to research and interpret municipal, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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