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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR I, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Title
ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR I
Department/Division
Law Department
Apply Start Date
06/01/2022
Apply End Date
Open Until Filled
Type
Full Time
Hours
40 Per Week
Wage
$68,500 - $89,517 annually
Description

ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR I
LAW DEPARTMENT
CITY OF WORCESTER

The City of Worcester is a great place to live, work, grow and play! We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums. If you embrace innovation and public service, this is the place for you! -Your career—our future.

Reports Directly to: City Solicitor/Deputy City Solicitor
Pay Grade: 42-Management (Non-represented)
Annual Salary: $ 68,500- $ 89,517
Duration/Time Type: Full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package
Worksite Location: 455 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Work Week: Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

The City of Worcester is seeking an attorney to join the fast-paced, high-volume collaborative and congenial Law Department as a full-time Assistant City Solicitor I to provide competent and timely legal services, advice, and recommendations to the City Manager, City Council and the City’s officers, employees, boards and commissions. This position will primarily work with the Advice and Counsel Division of the Law Department with some crossover into the Litigation Division for possible municipal finance and Appellate Tax Board work. Advice and Counsel Attorneys render legal opinions to City officers, departments, boards, and commissions, prepares responses to public records requests, drafts legal documents such as ordinances, legislative acts, and the review/drafting of contracts. This position will provide advice and counsel services to in which the candidate will be advocating on behalf of the City in administrative hearings, state and federal courts. The assignments will be based on overall related legal experience and demonstrated proficiency in a local government setting. While expertise may be gained in a specialized area of municipal law, the incumbent assumes responsibility for legal matters in any area as assigned by the City Solicitor.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • Excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base internet and spreadsheet applications; excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to research and analyze legal issues in a fast-paced environment and advise how to effectively apply said advice on a practical level.
  • Ability to draft and review legal documents; ability to analyze a wide variety of circumstances, conduct investigations and make reports on same.
  • Ability to communicate succinctly with elected and appointed Officials, City employees and Department Heads.
  • Ability to resolve legal issues in a practical, cost effective manner
  • Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.
  • Ability to represent the city clearly, logically and persuasively. Interpreting and explaining city, state and federal policy, law, regulation and court decisions affecting city operations to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues/situations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
  • Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law
  • Massachusetts Bar member in good standing
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) or more years of prior municipal law experience
  • Prior administrative law experience

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Open until filled. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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