Assistant City Attorney Ii/iii

City of San Antonio
Full Time TX U.S. Attorney's Office, 601 Northwest Loop 410 #600, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States
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Overview

Assistant City Attorney II - Job Summary

Under general direction, provides legal services on behalf of the City of San Antonio. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment.

Assistant City Attorney III - Job Summary
Under general direction, performs complex transactional legal work or litigation. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. 


This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
This advertisement will be used to fill one of the following Assistant City Attorney positions:

  • Assistant City Attorney II: Starting Salary &77,910.30 annually
  • Assistant City Attorney III: starting salary $104,407.42 annually

Essential Job Functions


Assistant City Attorney II - Essential Job Functions

  • Advises City staff and elected and appointed City Officials in various areas of municipal law.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts, real estate documents, and agreements.
  • Drafts legislation, code provisions, regulations, ordinances, amendments, resolutions, and guidelines or policies.
  • Attends public meetings of City Council, boards and commissions and advises and addresses members in executive sessions or makes public presentations.
  • Advocates for the City in a wide variety of settings, including negotiations, dispute resolutions, mediations, trials, hearings, and administrative processes. May prosecute on behalf of and defend the City in legal proceedings.
  • Timely and appropriately responds to inquiries from the general public and media about public information and municipal regulations and procedures.
  • Compiles data, statistics or other information related to legal work for reports.
  • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Assistant City Attorney III - Essential Job Functions
  • Advises City staff and elected and appointed City Officials in all areas of municipal law.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts, real estate documents, and agreements.
  • Drafts legislation, code provisions, regulations, ordinances, amendments, resolutions, and guidelines or policies.
  • Attends public meetings of City Council, boards and commissions and advises and addresses members in executive sessions or public forums.
  • Advocates for the City in a wide variety of settings, including negotiations, dispute resolutions, mediations, trials, hearings, and administrative processes. May prosecute on behalf of and defend the City in legal proceedings.
  • Timely and appropriately responds to inquiries from the general public and media about public information and municipal regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

Assistant City Attorney II - Job Requirements:

  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney.
  • Years of full time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas.
  • No substitution for education allowed.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.

Assistant City Attorney III - Job Requirements:  
  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law. 
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney. 
  • Years of full-time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit. 
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas. 
  • No substitution for education allowed. 
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Texas Civil Law.
  • Experience in all aspects of civil trial work.
  • Experience in negotiation techniques and strategies.
  • Ability to represent the City in all aspects of trial work including pre-trail discovery, motions, trial preparation, mediations, and trials.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and interpret Municipal Civil Service Rules, Administrative Directives, and all other city policies and procedures governing city employment.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal Law.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to supervise and train.
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