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Aviation Senior Assistant City Attorney #2406-205600-01

Date Opened
Friday, June 28, 2024 12:30 PM
Close Date
Sunday, July 28, 2024 11:59 PM
Attorney's Office
  • $114,658.00 - $150,488.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time



The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, CharlotteFC and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our city thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

The Office of the City Attorney is the largest municipal legal office in North Carolina.  It is dedicated to serving the citizens of Charlotte by protecting and defending the legal interests of the city.  The office provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and other City officials on a broad range of issues and engages in litigation in support or defense of the city.  Our vision is to be a model public service law firm known for its talent, diversity, and service.  We offer exciting opportunities to join a dynamic staff operating in an open, progressive and balanced environment.  Our legal team is tasked with providing high-quality legal services to our clients in a timely, responsive, and ethical manner.


The City of Charlotte owns and operates Charlotte Douglas International Airport, managed by the City’s Aviation Department. This position is part of a team of attorneys within the City Attorney’s Office that is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the Aviation Department.  
The Assistant City Attorney Sr for Aviation is physically located at the Airport and reports to the Assistant City Attorney Supervisor assigned to the Aviation Department.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Provide legal advice and counsel on complex legal matters
Identify issues within complex operational, business and legal framework of Airport operations
Take initiative to analyze issues providing accurate and timely advice
Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations specific to airport operation.
Analyze and prepare variety of legal documents
Negotiate and draft agreements and settlements
Conduct legal research and render legal opinions
Represent City at all levels of federal and state courts as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of constitutional, federal, state, and local laws affecting airports and municipal government
Experience with airport-related issues and/or North Carolina municipal law
Experience or interest in Technology or Construction Law is preferred, but not required. 
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Analyze issues from legal and practical perspective and provide clear advice and counsel  
Possess business acumen with ability to negotiate transactions effectively
Ability to master new material quickly, manage diverse legal portfolio and handle fast-paced environment 
Ability to think creatively to solve problems
Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment 
Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence
Knowledge of established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to airports and municipalities 
Ability to prepare and try moderately complex civil cases
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, public, elected and appointed officials and stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate Degree (Professional) and five years related work experience


Graduation from an ABA accredited law school and license to practice law in North Carolina, or eligible for licensure by comity.


Commensurate with Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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