Provides professional legal representation for the City of Des Moines; works independently with minimal supervision; performs related work as required.
Performs professional legal work related to the enforcement of traffic violations, other simple misdemeanors, civil infractions, and general litigation. Work requires a high attention to detail. Prepares cases for trial, examining law and evidence subject to review and assistance by a supervisor. Represents City employees, boards and commissions. Represents the City before state and federal administrative agencies, boards and commissions.
This position is subject to the Des Moines Municipal Code residency requirement which would require you to live within the limits of the City of Des Moines no later than seven months of appointment to the position and you must maintain that residency while employed in this position.
Acceptable Experience and Training: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree and a minimum of two to five years of municipal litigation-related work preferred.
About City of Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa and largest population center in the state. The City of Des Moines is home to more than 210,000 people with a five-county metropolitan population of over 600,000 people. Des Moines is a city manager form of government with a mayor, four ward council members and two at-large council members.