involves responsibility for performing a wide variety of assignments which
require the application of advanced legal knowledge and abilities in providing
legal services for all departments of the city. Work also involves functioning
as a chief deputy in charge of office operations assisting the City
Attorney as well as participation in special assignments and projects of an
administrative nature. An employee of this class is responsible for the conduct
of legal research and the drafting of legal opinions on a variety of subjects,
advising city officials on legal matters, preparing legal documents and other
official documents of the City, and for representing the City before courts,
boards, commissions, and similar bodies. Supervision is exercised over lower
level attorneys and other personnel assisting in the preparation of cases and
other legal assignments. Work is performed with latitude for the exercise of
independent professional judgment and action under the general supervision and
review of the City Attorney.
Graduation from a recognized law school, and
possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of
Alabama, and at least three years of experience in the practice of law, which may include the completion of a clerkship while attending law school or post law school with a state or federal judge or with the City Legal Department.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.