NATURE OF WORK:
The City Attorney reports to the City Manager and is responsible for providing sound and confidential legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and each of the City's departments. The Law Department advocates on the City's behalf in federal and State courts and before quasi-judicial bodies. The City Attorney must have a solid understanding of a broad array of legal matters related to constitutional law, land use and planning, public finance, employment, public works, public contracts and bidding, as well as the drafting of ordinances and resolutions. The City Attorney participates in the development and implementation of City goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (Specific assignment may include some or all of the following):
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 10 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes. Employee may travel between various City worksites in order to accomplish position goals.
There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification
The employee may provide direction to employees and the general public pursuant to direction of the City Manager. The employee has regular contact with outside Counsel and vendors in order to share information and complete work assignments.
Under the general direction of the City Manager, work is performed with minimal instruction and/or supervision, therefore incumbent must be self-motivated and capable of initiating and developing tasks on a regular basis. Employee will work closely with key stakeholders in all areas within the City of Evanston. The employee is responsible for completing the work in accordance with City policies and procedures. Performance is reviewed at least annually.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).