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City of Atlanta | Legislative and Policy Attorney

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

General Description and Classification Standards 

  • Researches and reviews legislative matters, as well as drafts policy for City Council and disseminates research findings orally and in writing. 
  • This is a fully seasoned skilled level capable of independently carrying out most assignments typical of the discipline. This level would be attainable by multiple incumbents in a work group (not necessarily by all), but would not be an "automatic" promotional level.

Supervision Received 
Works under very general supervision.  May work independently or with other analysts or support team members with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities - These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Researches and reviews legislative issues for City Council, including but not limited to financial initiatives, and disseminates research findings orally and in writing. 
  • Researches specific legislative issues for City Council. 
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates department legislation for committee process. 
  • Analyzes legislative review forms for completeness, ensuring that adequate information is captured. 
  • Composes and prepares amendments, letters and memoranda as needed. 
  • Proofreads committee agenda and full council report, and verifies amendments to Charter, code and other City documents. 
  • Annotates and prepares comments related to legislation. 
  • Staffs Council committee meetings and briefings, public hearings, work sessions, task forces, and other Council meetings as needed. 
  • Interacts with internal and external individuals and agencies regarding particular issues. 
  • Drafts ordinances, resolutions, and other documents for the City Council 

Decision Making 
Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks

Leadership Provided 
Provides guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities - This is a partial listing of necessary knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge of City, federal and state government policies, practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of City legislative process. 
  • Knowledge of City organizational structure and key contacts within departments. 
  • Strong research and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills. 
  • Strong planning, organizational and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to research legislative topics in variety of sources. 
  • Ability to develop contacts with other legislative policy makers within Georgia. 
  • Ability to interface with multiple levels within the departments and the Mayor's Office. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in timely manner. 

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience 

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis). 
  • 3-5 years of public administration or paralegal experience in the assigned role. 

  
Preferred Education & Experience 
Juris Doctorate from an ABA-Accredited law schoolwith 3-5 years of 5 years public sector/municipal experience.

Licensures and Certifications 
Admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia, and be in good standing with the Georgia Bar Association.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment 
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

To Apply
Interested applicants should visit the website to submit a cover letter and resume.

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City of Atlanta | Assistant City Attorney | Aviation Practice Group

Salary
$82,400

Job Summary
The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant City Attorney in the Aviation Practice Group. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals who support the legal needs of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (“Airport”). The attorney in this position will interact with and support the Department of Aviation. The attorney will provide legal support in a variety of business and real estate transactions involving the Airport.

Duties and Responsibilities
The position involves extensive contact with City Council, multiple City Departments and the governing bodies of other municipalities, as well as extensive contact with Metropolitan Atlanta and global communities. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing skills, outstanding judgment and excellent analytical and negotiation skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required. Applicants with prior experience representing a municipality, other governmental/quasi-governmental entity or are in the transportation industry are encouraged to apply. Applicant’s conduct must align with the City of Atlanta Ethics Code.

Qualifications-Education and Experience
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Candidates should have three to five years of legal experience, working on a variety of transactions (e.g., procurement, real estate, corporate, finance, regulatory and legislative matters). Experience with real estate matters, contracts, tax matters, real estate and business development, intergovernmental agreements and regulatory compliance is preferred. Qualified candidates must pass a background check. Position level, benefits and salary are commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Interested candidates may send their cover letter and resume to: lawresumes@atlantaga.gov. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3.

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City of Atlanta | Associate City Attorney | Aviation Practice Group

Salary
$65,096

Job Summary
The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate City Attorney in the Aviation Practice Group. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals who support the legal needs of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (“Airport”). The attorney in this position will interact with and support the Department of Aviation. The attorney will provide legal support in a variety of business and real estate transactions involving the Airport.

Duties and Responsibilities
The position will involve drafting and reviewing legal memoranda and agreements, conducting research and other duties as assigned by the supervising attorney. The associate city attorney will have contact with the Atlanta City Council, various City Departments and the Atlanta community. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, sound judgment, professionalism, a positive attitude and the interpersonal skills necessary to contribute to the Aviation team handling complex legal matters in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications–Education & Experience
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Applicants should have 0 – 3 years of legal experience handling contacts, real estate and commercial transactions. Qualified candidates must pass a background check. All applicants must possess the highest professional ethics and integrity. 

To Apply
Interested candidates may send their cover letter and resume to: lawresumes@atlantaga.gov. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3.

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Current U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

Visit the U.S. Department of Justice website to search current attorney vacancies. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the U.S.D.O.J. may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.

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