ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Maintains and researches confidential matters and materials.
- Researches and prepares legal memoranda, opinions, and briefs.
- Conducts legal investigations to obtain facts.
- Acts as liaison with the courts and other agencies.
- Drafts ordinances, charter amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal instruments.
- Conducts legal research as needed.
- Knowledge of City, federal and state employment, civil rights and labor laws, rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of procedural legal principles, applications, and general legal terminology.
- Knowledge of City’s human resources policies, practices and procedures in area of assignment.
- Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals related to area of assignment.
- Knowledge of record keeping and file maintenance methods, practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of research and investigative methods and practices.
- Knowledge of mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution methods and practices.
- Skill in researching and analyzing statistical or informational data.
- Skill in effectively utilizing written communication in the development of investigative reports, management reports, training guidelines, and written descriptions.
- Skill in utilizing verbal communication in presentations and responses to inquiries and complaints.
- Skill in identifying, diffusing and mediating differences, and developing consensus.
- Ability to organize and prepare law briefs, opinions, analyses, reports and evaluations of legal subjects.
- Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, legal opinions and decisions and to correlate this material with assigned legal problems and issues of intricate and complicated nature.
- Ability to deal effectively with attorneys, litigants, and other members of the public with courtesy and tact.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate degree. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: April 2003