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Job title: Assistant City Attorney
Job location: Denton, TX 76205 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 05/13/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $54,500.00 - $67,000.00 Annually

Job Classification

Job Category:Legal/Court

Job Description

Job description:
Responsible for serving as a Municipal Court prosecutor, providing quality legal services to the various City departments, and such other duties as may be assigned by the City Attorney.

Key Responsibilities:
-Represents the State of Texas in Municipal Court proceedings, including pretrial matters, trials and hearings.
-Responds to and completes complex Public Information Act requests for the Police and Code Enforcement Departments.
-Provides legal advice to Police and Fire Departments; assists with grants, interlocal contracts, and other public safety matters.
-Advises City staff regarding Code Enforcement proceedings in Municipal Court.
-Drafts complaints, motions and other forms for Municipal Court.
-Conducts legal research of ordinances, statutory case law, and state statutes.
-Represents State of Texas in juvenile proceedings regarding Class C misdemeanors.
-Advises police officers, code enforcement officers, animal control officers, and various other officers regarding legal cases.
-Prepares ordinances, resolutions and other documents.
-Prepares dangerous animal cases and represents the City in dangerous animal hearings.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Graduation from an accredited law school.
Minimum of two years experience as a prosecutor with some experience in municipal law.
Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job
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