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City Attorney

Posted 4 years ago

Salary:$161,252.00 – $198,645.00 Annually

Job Type:Full-time


Location:City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MinnesotaVacancies:1

Closing Date/Time:ContinuousPosting


As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose–serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The City Attorney’s Office includes a staff of 107 and is organized into two divisions: Civil and Criminal. The Civil Division provides a broad range of legal services to the City’s elected officials and staff, the City’s departments and independent boards and commissions. The Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor crimes within the City.
 Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and supervision for a complex department; responsible for all legal matters connected with City government, Departments and Boards, and protecting the City’s fiduciary interest. 

Full job duties and responsibilities are described on the position profile.

The City Attorney is an appointed position, and reports to the Mayor.
 Required Qualifications:
EDUCATION:   Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law school.

WORK EXPERIENCE:  Ten years of experience in a large scale legal operation, which has included supervisory experience and exposure to public sector legal operations.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:Pass the Minnesota Bar ExaminationLicensed to practice Law in State of Minnesota State and Federal Courts.
The position will remain open until filled, and priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by December 8th.

Qualified candidates must submit an application and resume.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate has outstanding and demonstrated experience in leading complex
organizations through visionary, collaborative, and innovative management and partnership.

Ability to think strategically and manage diverse and multiple functions, including embracing change in a fast-paced, dynamic municipal environment. ?Excellent people skills and a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and supervise the work of others.

Knowledge of the city of Minneapolis and an understanding of its enterprise government structure is a plus.

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