The City Attorney is a professional position responsible for conducting, coordinating, and monitoring legal matters on behalf of the City and providing leadership and oversight to the City Attorney's Office. This is an at-will position reporting to the Council and Mayor and administratively to the City Administrator. Other primary responsibilities include giving legal advice concerning City government to the Council, Mayor, City Administrator, City department personnel and other City boards, commissions, and committee members. The City Attorney represents the City and its boards, commissions, and committees in litigation before state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of all legal documents such as findings of fact, contracts and ordinances for the City and its boards, commissions, and committees.
Minimum qualifications include a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota or be eligible to obtain such a license within one month following appointment. Must have ten years progressive experience as an attorney practicing law in the public sector and ten years of supervisory experience.
Desirable Qualifications: Admission to practice before the United States District Court of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court is desirable.
The mission of the City of Rochester is to provide a safe, attractive environment through the responsive, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of municipal services. The City will strive to enhance community pride by improving the physical, environmental, economic, cultural, and social quality of the community.
To build a vibrant and equitable city, we strive to be an organization where all teammates are treated with dignity and respect. The City of Rochester is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to be their best as part of a vibrant, compassionate, and innovative team.