*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
NATURE OF WORK:
Under administrative direction, assists the Corporation Counsel/City Attorney in providing legal representation for the City of Evanston. This is a litigation position. The candidate will be responsible for handling complex litigation cases, with tasks to include preparing complaints, answers, discovery, motions, briefs and other legal documents. Conducts and participates in depositions and hearings. This position will be first chair for trials, arbitration and mediations. Acts as City Attorney, in his/her absence.
Duties include representing the City in various settings, including court hearings, trials, mediations and oral arguments in both state and federal court; rendering advice to City departments, officials and employees with regard to litigation and settlement of lawsuits; and offering advisory legal opinions particularly with regard to litigation or potential litigation. Ability to attend night meetings is required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Ability to work primarily in a 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. May be required to attend night meetings as needed.
There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
This employee is subject to inside environmental conditions.
Under the general direction and direct supervision of the City Attorney/Corporation Counsel, the individual has contact with other division and department staff at all levels and uses the necessary resources in other departments and divisions. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation and for researching and analyzing specific data in accordance with City policies and procedures. Performance is reviewed at least annually through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences, and meetings with respect to problem-solving ability, research and analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard. Employee must be capable of exercising independent judgment working independently.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees as well as other City employees; regular contact with the general public, vendors and legal professionals as well.