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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Assistant City Attorney I

FLSA: Standard/Exempt EEO Category: (10) Official/Adm
Class Code: 10795 Salary Grade: MD9
Approved: October 11, 2016 Last Revised: October 17, 2019


Under the direction of the City Attorney, this position provides legal services to and on behalf of the City.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Provides legal advice, under direct supervision, to City representatives and Law department attorneys on routine or non-complex issues with low political/financial impact. May assist other attorneys on more complex assignments.
  2. Performs, under direct supervision, research on non-complex legal issues with low political or financial impact. May assist other attorneys on more complex assignments.
  3. Prepares, under direct supervision, legal documents on routine or non-complex matters. May assist other attorneys on more complex assignments.
  4. Represents, under direct supervision, the City in internal and external legal matters with low political/financial impact. May assist other attorneys on more complex assignments.
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of substantive laws applicable to Texas local governments.
  • Knowledge of the City of Austin Charter, Code, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant court procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Ability to communicate and present analysis and information both orally and in writing in a clear and effective manner.
  • Ability to conduct thorough and accurate legal and factual research relevant to the job assignment.
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve in a timely fashion on legal issues relevant to the job assignment.
  • Skill in use of departmental computer systems and technology.
  • Skill in law office organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, schedule interruptions, and shifting time deadlines.
  • Ability to conform to departmental administrative procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited school of law.
  • Current active membership in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.
Licenses and Certifications Required:

License to practice law issued by the State Bar of Texas

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.