ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description

Several full-time positions available with the Law Department, Collections, Corporate, and Ligation Division located at 414 East 12 th Street and Municipal Court Prosecution Division located at 511 East 11 th Street
Salary Range: $4,945-$8,833/month
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

Collections: Performs affirmative tax litigation primary in Jackson County to recover amounts due for the Kansas City earnings tax. Drafts motions, discoveries, and pleadings. Attends court multiple times a week resulting in trial. Interacts with taxpayer citizens over the phone and in person. Answers questions attempting to resolve the cases. Maintains 1,000s of cases a year, and the ability to multi-task is key.

Corporate: Provides transactional legal services to all City departments, boards and commissions to facilitate the efficient delivery of City services to residents of Kansas City. Provides legal opinions to the City Council as well as to all City departments, boards and commissions. Reviews, drafts and approves contracts and related documents. Drafts all City ordinances and resolutions to be considered by the City Council. Advises City Departments regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, as well as City ordinance provisions and regulations. Represents the City in hearings before boards and outside agencies on all City matters. Serves as second chair in complex corporate litigation as the subject matter expert.

Litigation: Defends the City as a litigator in torts matters involving motor vehicle, property damage and premises liability lawsuits for which the liability risk is generally high. Protects the City's interests in these cases and defends the City in employment discrimination lawsuits and other complex litigation for which the liability risk is generally high.

Municipal Court Prosecution: Serves as a courtroom prosecutor responsible for representing the City of KCMO in prosecuting the daily docket in one of nine courtrooms. Reviews charge codes and charge language. Processes non-domestic violence warrant applications and reviews police report. Makes contact with witnesses, prepares cases for trial, and prepares negotiated pleas for defense counsel. Represents the City on probation violations and assesses cases/defendants for entry into specialized dockets and staffs the Saturday arraignment docket on a bi-monthly basis.


Qualifications

REQUIRES graduation from an accredited school of law. Must be admitted to the Missouri Bar Association within six months of appointment.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

POSITIONS POSTED FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ARE FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ONLY . QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO 816-513-0253. IF YOU SEE THE SAME POSITION TITLE POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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