Located at the westernmost edge of Texas along the Rio Grande River, El Paso is recognized as the nation’s safest city with a population of over 500,000. This thriving community is aptly referred to as “Sun City” – a moniker derived from the 300+ days of sunshine experienced annually. El Paso is a dynamic and vibrant community whose location on the US-Mexico border provides the City with a culturally diverse population and a rich heritage that embraces the past while building for the future. El Paso is considered the “best of two nations,” and is a warm and friendly mosaic of cultures, traditions, and ethnic groups. El Paso’s extraordinary growth has been credited to the development of an integrated international trade region universally known for its great climate, scenic landscapes, affordable cost of living, and a culturally blended and unique community.
The City of El Paso operates under a progressive and successful council-manager form of government with a general fund budget of $512.7 million and has a staff of 7,487 full-time equivalents. The City navigates the daily and weekly decisions that influence quality of life in El Paso by the actions of 26 City Departments and 58 boards, committees, and commissions. The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and Internal Auditor.
Under the general direction of the City Attorney, the Deputy City Attorney will provide a wide range of legal advice; analyze complex legal issues; prepare legal opinions, pleadings, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, and other legal instruments. The selected individual will supervise and manage staff and must have experience leading a team. The new Deputy will represent the City in criminal, civil, administrative proceedings and in transactional matters, provide professional legal advice to the City Council, boards and commissions, City Manager, and City staff. The Deputy City Attorney will also be a member of the City’s executive management team on strategy and policy to ensure the continuous fulfillment of the City’s mission and core values.
The selected candidate must hold a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school, be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and have a minimum of ten (10) years, consisting of eight (8) years of municipal law or public sector, and four (4) years of supervisory or managerial experience. Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Texas Bar License and eligibility for licensure in Federal Court, as well as a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License or equivalent from another state. Expert knowledge of the statutory provisions and case law related to the authority and operation of municipalities is preferred. The starting salary, based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, will range from $169,040 to $206,100, depending on qualifications and experience. The City will consider relocation assistance if the candidate currently resides out of the area.
We invite qualified professionals to apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/3876785/deputy-city-attorney-el-paso-texas. This position is open until filled; first review of candidates will take place beginning on Thursday, February 23, 2023. This announcement will remain posted, and we will continue to accept applications until the city extends an offer to one finalist. Our process requires the expressed authorization by an applicant to conduct a criminal, civil, and credit check, academic verification and contact references. Pursuant to state or local laws governing access to public records, all information submitted and associated with an individual’s applications, including resumes and cover letters, may be subject to public disclosure. For more information, please contact Art Davis at Art.Davis@Bakertilly.comor call (816) 868-7042.
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