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City Attorney

Company: City of Polson
Location: Polson
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

City of Polson in Montana is looking to hire a self-motivated full-time City Attorney. Do you want to advance your legal career? Are you ready to gain financial and professional success? If so, please read on!This city government position earns a competitive salary of $75,000 per year. We also offer great benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, and public employee retirement. If this sounds like the right legal opportunity for you, apply today!ABOUT CITY OF POLSONWe are a small community with a big heart. Located in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake, our charming community is the trading center for one of Montana's most fertile farming areas. Downtown Polson is the site of many festivities throughout the year including the annual cherry festival and regular farmers' markets. Our town is surrounded by the rugged, snow-capped Mission Mountains and the Flathead River features whitewater rafting and the Seli' Ksanka Qlispe' Dam.We are committed to making our local government a great place to work. Our employees use their diverse skills to contribute to the incredible culture of our community. We are proud to serve the people of Polson to the best of our ability, and we do so by hiring talented employees. Our valued team enjoys competitive pay and great benefits.A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CITY ATTORNEYAs a City Attorney, you work closely with the Court and other staff members on a regular basis. With your keen eye for detail, you prepare legal documents including ordinances, resolutions, deeds, releases, contracts, and memoranda, ensuring they are accurate and complete. You represent the city in court as needed in various civil cases. Acting as a prosecutor, you review evidence then prepare pleadings and briefs.Leveraging your communication skills, you engage in negotiations with outside parties as well as appear against accused persons in municipal court. You perform research on issues relevant to operational and policy-making processes as well as advise city officials on legal matters. You are a valuable resource for our local government, and you take pride in serving our incredible city!QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CITY ATTORNEYJuris doctorate from an accredited law school3 years of experience as a licensed attorneyMembership in the Montana State Bar and license to practice law in the State of Montana and federal courtsWe will consider any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in litigation, contracts, or municipal law is desirable, but we will take multiple factors into consideration. Can you manage your time well and effectively prioritize tasks? Do you have solid interpersonal and communication skills? Can you represent our city professionally? Are you highly organized and self-motivated? If so, you might just be perfect for this position!WORK SCHEDULEThis full-time local government position typically works Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Some evening work may be required to attend City Commission meetings.READY TO JOIN OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT?We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this City Attorney position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!Location: 59860

Keywords: City of Polson, Coeur d'Alene , City Attorney, Legal , Polson, Idaho

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