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Assistant City Attorney – Civil

Posted 6 months ago
  • Job ID: 66761504
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Bloomington
  • Position Title: Assistant City Attorney – Civil
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $103,517.00 – $109,432.00 (Yearly Salary)

The City of Bloomington is seeking to hire a full-time attorney to join its in-house legal team. Responsibilities include legal work involving a wide and diverse array of municipal topics, including code enforcement and environmental health, land use and development, real estate, government immunities, and First Amendment issues. Provides legal advice, guidance, opinions, services, and representation to the City Council, City Manager, and City departments and divisions to protect the City’s legal rights and interests. In addition to the City Attorney, the department consists of a Deputy City Attorney and two Assistant City Attorneys focused on representing the civil needs of the City; a Deputy City Attorney and four Assistant City Attorneys who serve as prosecutors, two paralegals, a crime victim liaison, and four support staff.


  • Models and contributes to a positive work environment, culture of communication, engagement, and safety
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with employees and the general public, including but not limited to those of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Works cooperatively as a member of a team; develops and maintains effective working relationships with diverse coworkers and community members; consistently brings a high level of self-awareness and empathy to all personal interactions
  • Embraces the City’s shared values and contribute towards accomplishing the City’s vision and goals by being creative, innovative, continuously learning, and communicating clearly



  • Current license to practice law in the State of Minnesota
  • Two years as a practicing attorney


  • Experience in state or local government.
  • Working knowledge of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and Open Meeting Law
  • Experience drafting ordinance and resolutions
  • Experience drafting and reviewing contract, policies, and procedures
  • More than two years of experience in any of the following: information technology, finance, public works, engineering, or public health

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