City of Tucson


$38.29-$75.43 Hourly / $79,643.20-$156,894.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 618

General Description

Serves as litigator for the City in all State and Federal Courts. Identifies, analyzes and discusses legal issues associated with projects. Establishes and acts as liaison with departments, the City Manager and the Mayor and Council to integrate legal support into policies, and to provide legal advice and assistance.

Essential Functions

Identifies and analyzes legal issues associated with projects and programs of City wide importance by attending meetings with City executive staff, discussing issues and law with peers and supervisors, and presenting issues and analysis to supervisors for review and guidance.

Practices and litigates actions involving the City of Tucson in diverse general and specialized areas of law such as zoning, contract, business, employment, labor, civil rights, criminal law, environmental, bankruptcy, tort defense, water, condemnation, and real estate with emphasis on federal and state law specific to municipal issues that affect or limit policy making by the Mayor and Council and the City Manager.

Confers with City officials and personnel to identify, analyze and discuss legal issues associated with projects and operations by attending meetings, clarifying time frames, identifying potential legal issues, identifying court options, providing guidance on approaches, drafting proposed legislation and ordinances and testifying before the legislature if necessary.

Establishes and maintains liaison with departments to integrate legal support into policies by attending meetings, communicating with department supervisors as projects progress, responding to questions, identifying and resolving additional legal issues and providing support to the project.

Addresses and resolves the viability of legal alternatives to projects.

Represents the City and its personnel in courts and with administrative review bodies by evaluating and assessing legal theories, determining alternatives to persuade the courts and arguing or supervising the argument on behalf of the City.

Reviews materials submitted to the Mayor and Council for their meetings and prepares necessary legal documents for consideration by them, including such items as contracts, deeds, ordinances, and authorizations to ensure the legal validity of all acts taken by the Mayor and Council.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Juris Doctorate

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years civil and/or criminal litigation

Special Job Requirements

Member of the Arizona State Bar Association

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 05

Occupation Group Description: Legal and Judicial

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Senior

NCCI: 8820

Bargaining Unit: No Representation 

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description 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. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0619; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;