The City of Dallas is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Attorney. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 14 Council Members. The City Council appoints the City Attorney who provides legal counsel to the City Council, City officials, departments and employees on all legal matters involving the city government. The City Attorney’s Office has 164 staff and requires a strong leader, skilled manager, and experienced administrator. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college of law, plus a license to practice law in the State of Texas, is required. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of senior legal administration experience in legal areas such as Appellate, Constitutional, Land Use/Zoning, Purchasing, Environmental, Open/Public Records, Contracts, and Labor/Employment Law, including litigation and transactional. A strong candidate will have prior experience as a City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney in a large, complex organization or other significant and applicable public sector experience; or have extensive experience managing a large private sector organization with a focus on municipal and civil law. Salary and open, dependent upon qualifications.

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The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Texas Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.


Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, or (850) 391-0000.