Position Summary
Responsible for providing prosecutorial or litigation counsel on behalf of the City of Garland in order to uphold City ordinances, criminal misdemeanors, litigation actions and other legal proceedings.

Target Hiring Range: $85,000-$95,000/yr

Essential Job Functions
Provide legal counsel on a variety of issues including criminal prosecution, litigation, employment law, contract law, government action and legislation, etc.
Research and draft legal documents such as pleadings, affidavits, letters to opposing counsel, memorandums, discovery, briefs and ordinances for City action.
Represent various City administrative agencies before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.
Provide legal advice to City employees as required or requested.

Minimum Education & Work Experience
v Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.), or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
v Less than 1 year experience as a practicing attorney
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience in order to perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred Knowledge – Abilities & Skills
Education/ Experience:
Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.), or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
1 – 2 years experience as a practicing attorney

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic knowledge of the law and ordinances applicable to the activities, duties and operations of a home rule municipal government
Basic knowledge of Court Procedures and practices, rules of evidence, legal principles, practices and procedures
Basic knowledge of Texas Penal Code
Basic knowledge of municipal government for the State of Texas
Ability to prepare cases, research data, interview witnesses and try cases in all levels of court
Ability to address confidential information or subjects with sensitivity

Licenses & Certifications
v Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.