Are you looking for a meaningful career where you can impact a community? The City of Bangor is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Assistant City Solicitor. This position reports to the City Solicitor. The Assistant City Solicitor assists in providing legal advice and expertise to all municipal legislative and administrative officials as prescribed by statute. This position assists in preparing and drafting ordinances, resolutions, leases, contracts, letters, and other legal documents; files petitions and claims and recommends action to policy-making Boards and Commissions. The full job description for this position can be found at: www.bangormaine.gov/employ.
Pay range is $30.70 - $41.24 per hour and includes a comprehensive benefits package. This position offers a unique experience in the legal field where serving the community is your main goal; no billing of hours is required; and achieving a work-life balance is possible. Applications must be received at the Human Resources Office, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged and all application materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, successful completion of JD degree from an accredited law school, and a license to practice law in the State of Maine. Considerable knowledge of the principles and procedures of civil law as related to municipal government and the ability to provide leadership for City officials, and effectively communicate with city, state, and federal representatives and general public during varied circumstances and situations is strongly preferred.
About City of Bangor
The City of Bangor was incorporated in 1834 and operates under a Charter initially adopted in 1931, as amended and supplemented. The Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government with a nine-member City Council. Councilors are elected from the registered voters of the entire City at large for three-year staggered terms. Annually, the Council from among its members elects a Council Chair. The Charter grants to the Council all powers to enact, amend or repeal rules, ordinances and resolutions relating to the City’s property, affairs and government; to preserve the public peace, health and safety; to establish personnel rules; to give effect to any vote of the City; and to authorize the issuance of debt. The entire Council adopts an annual budget and provides for an annual audit. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and appointed by the City Council.
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