August 06, 2013
Job Title: City Attorney
Government:City of Columbia
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Salary: DOQ (Depending on Qualifications)
NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this position is to provide professional legal work as general counsel for the City. Work involves responsibility for representing the City and all City legislative and administrative officials in all legal matters, and includes the performance of a wide variety of advisory legal duties in connection with the operation of the City government. This position is also responsible for all litigation in which the city is involved, the preparation of opinions, ordinances and resolutions and the prosecution of all cases in which the City has an interest. The incumbent exercises professional judgment independently, and supervises the work of professional and clerical assistants. Work is subject to general administrative and judicial review.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE): Graduation from a recognized law school with a Juris Doctorate degree with ten (10) years of progressively responsible legal work experience, preferably in governmental, construction, tort, contract, real estate and workers’ compensation law and knowledge of appellate practices and procedures; or any equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT(S): Must possess and maintain a valid SC Class “D” Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record. Preference may be given to applicants who have knowledge of personal computer equipment with skill in the use of Microsoft Office preferred, utilizing Outlook, word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina and a member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Eligibility for admission to the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals is preferred. May be required to work beyond a forty (40) hour work week in order to accomplish assigned work. Must submit a writing sample with application. Phone calls and emails will NOT be accepted.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and a City of Columbia application (available at 1225 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201), or download from the City’s website at: www.columbiasc.net and click on Employment. Please mail to the City of Columbia, Department of Human Resources, Post Office Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217. Phone: 803-545-3010. EOE
CLOSING DATE: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.