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)
- Provides legal advice and assistance to the Mayor, City Commission, City Administrator, Internal Audit, and various City departments and boards.
- Prepares ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents.
- Represents the City in assigned legal proceedings.
- Represents City departments in contract review and negotiations, ordinance preparation, and counsel.
- Conducts investigations of claims and complaints by or against the City; prepares reports, memoranda, and drafts legal opinions recommending courses of action.
- Drafts and prepares bills affecting the City for the State legislature and presents to local legislative delegation.
- Reviews the preparation of deeds, easements and other documents in connection with the acquisition and disposal of property rights.
- May supervise work of subordinate employees.
- Serves as Legal Advisor to assigned boards.
- Knowledge of City, federal and state laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, codes related to the assigned area of City government operations and legal issues.
- Knowledge of research of complex legal issues.
- Knowledge of general office equipment, computer hardware and software.
- Knowledge of customer service/public relations methods, practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of court procedures.
- Skill in litigating matters related to area of assignment.
- Skill in utilizing a high degree of verbal and written communication in the presentation of information to a wide variety of audiences.
- Skill in negotiation and consensus development.
- Skill in assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
- Skill in utilizing customer service / public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate and member of the Florida Bar (or admission pending). A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision: March 2006