The hiring salary will be between $150,000 and $196,849.35 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available. To viewa downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our employment page listed.
The City of Charlottesville, Virginia is seeking a well-rounded, innovative, strategic, and responsive professional to provide general legal counsel to a full service municipality. As City Attorney, major areas of responsibilities include litigation, contracts, real estate, land use, Environmental, tort, taxation, collections, employment, civil rights, and administrative law. The position provides functional supervision for legal action involving the City, the interpretation and application of laws and ordinances affecting the City, and the preparation of legal documents and legal opinions for the City of Charlottesville. The City Attorney is the legal counsel to the City Council, the City Manager, and other city officials. The City Attorney receives general supervision and direction from the City Manager and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. Performs complex professional and responsible administrative work in overseeing the civil and legal affairs of the City; performs related work as required.
Graduation from an accredited law school of recognized standing with a juris doctorate.
Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law.
Must have a minimum of four (4) years of management and supervisory experience.
Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must have the ability to maintain membership as a condition of continued employment.
Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia State Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the City and the City's insurance carrier OR must be able to provide own transportation to and from job, meetings, and related job sites.
Must pass a thorough background investigation, credit and reference checks. The City reserves the right to further require a Social Media background check.
Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be complete as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Must maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 professional references.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 49,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.
Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play.
The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinan...ces, levy taxes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.