The City of Bend Legal Department is actively recruiting for one(1) full-time . This opportunity is a Non-Represented, FLSA exempt position.
The City of Bend is a growing and dynamic city with varied and often complex legal issues, has a team approach to leadership and seeks high quality performance.
The City Attorney's office is an integral party of the City Manager's leadership team.
and represents the City before courts, administrative agencies and other forums.
To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items :
Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click .
Deadline for first review is Wednesday August 28, 2019 12 : 00 p.m. PST, position will remain open until filled.
we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification.
Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Provide professional legal services to the City under direction of the City Attorney.
As directed by the City Attorney, attend City Council, Planning Commission and other City committee meetings or work sessions to address legal issues and provide advice on compliance with public meetings, records and ethics law, and meeting / hearing procedures.
Participate in meetings with and respond to legal questions from City staff, applicant / developers, citizens and other agencies relating to City business, development, Council goals and City and department strategic plans.
Review documents for City staff; assist or take lead in drafting contracts, deeds, ordinances, resolutions, intergovernmental agreements, property transaction documents and legal memoranda to assure legal protection for the City in conformance with applicable local, state and federal laws.
Provide day-to-day legal advice to the City Manager, City department heads and staff including the community development, growth management, engineering and infrastructure, police, fire, finance, accessibility, communications, city recorder, code enforcement, municipal court, purchasing, public works, airport, affordable housing, and economic development departments.
circuit court, federal district court and appellate courts. Typical duties include research and trial preparation, drafting of pleadings, motions and briefs and oral argument.
As assigned, work with insurance counsel (CityCounty Insurance Services) on tort claims and provide support and direction to outside counsel on civil litigation.
Comply with safety requirements of the position and actively promote safe work practices.
Perform other duties of a similar nature or level
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Basic knowledge of legal principles and Oregon law. Some experience in LUBA, circuit court, municipal court and / or federal court desirable, but not required.
Desired Abilities :
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required :
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited school of law and at least one to five years of experience as an attorney, preferably with some municipal or public sector law background, or equivalent experience that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar Association or ability to obtain within a reasonable amount of time following appointment.
Associate City Attorney will provide support to the other attorneys and focus within the office in the areas of land use, real estate and public / private partnerships.
Experience in these areas will be especially useful for a successful candidate. However, as a small office, all attorneys represent diverse areas of municipal law.
Diversity & Equal Employer Opportunity Statement
we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Oregon Equal Pay Act.