Deputy Parish Attorney
JOB CODE: 3315
PAY GRADE: 2320
SALARY RANGE: $70,319 - $117,666
LOCATION OF WORK
Under the administrative direction of the Parish Attorney, represents the City-Parish in all phases of litigation and renders professional legal advice to department leaders. Provides specialized legal services to departments, boards and agencies of the City-Parish government. Supervises and provides advice and direction to subordinate attorneys and support staff. Work is performed with a high level of independence and is periodically reviewed through conferences on major legal issues confronting the City-Parish. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises and provides support to lower level attorneys in performing complex legal work. Plans, directs and coordinates a section or division of the Parish Attorney's Office. Serves as legal counsel for various City-Parish departments or agencies concerning a wide range of complex issues. Researches and prepares legal opinions for City-Parish departments, agencies, governing boards or public officials. Represents the City-Parish in claims or litigation matters, on the state or federal level, including trial and appellate work. Prepares and drafts City-Parish ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds or other legal documents. Responsible for the acquisition and sale of property, through expropriation or adjudication. Prosecutes traffic or misdemeanor criminal cases in City Court.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of municipal, state, and federal laws. Knowledge of pre-trial and trial procedures in the litigation process; including knowledge of the rules of evidence, civil procedure, and criminal procedure. Knowledge of the methods of legal research, including proficiency in computer based research. Knowledge of established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to municipal matters. Knowledge of effective implementation of administrative and supervisory techniques. Skill in the preparation and trial of civil law judge or jury trials, as well as misdemeanor traffic or criminal matters. Ability to analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Juris Doctorate degree, supplemented by twelve years of responsible work experience in the Parish Attorney's Office or fifteen years of general legal experience.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
Licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana.
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.