Director of Administration (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3322

PAY GRADE: 2310

SALARY RANGE: $63,783 - $106,870

LOCATION OF WORK
Parish Attorney

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Parish Attorney, performs highly responsible legal and administrative work planning and directing all functions of the Administration section of the Parish Attorney's office. Work involves representing the City-Parish in all phases of litigation and rendering legal advice concerning property, personnel/labor, contracts, legislation and code enforcement matters. Supervises subordinate staff and specific aspects of the representation process. Performs work with professional independence and is evaluated periodically through conferences on major legal issues confronting the City-Parish. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs administrative functions, formulates and establishes policies and procedures for the legal support and clerical staff. Directs Administration Section Chief Attorneys regarding property, personnel/labor, contracts, legislative and code enforcement matters under the direction of the Parish Attorney. Prepares opinions, briefs, pleadings and memoranda; researches applicable laws. Attends meeting with the Metro Council and staff , the Mayor's staff, committees and department heads and renders legal advice related to the Administration section of the office. Serves as liaison with public agencies, departments and the public when requested. Develops annual budget requests for the Administration section for submission to the Parish Attorney. Assists Parish Attorney with development of departmental handbook, work rules and administrative matters. Performs administrative tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of civil law and city, parish, state and federal laws and precedents, with particular reference to their affect on City-Parish government and its operation. Knowledge of principles and methods of administration, organization and supervision. Knowledge of principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research. Knowledge of judicial procedures, court rules, civil pleadings and effective trial techniques. Skill in the operation of some technical office equipment. Ability to analyze legal issues, facts, evidence and precedents in highly complex cases and present such materials effectively in oral and written form. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a staff of professional and clerical employees. Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to legal problems. Ability to prepare contracts and other documents. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with City-Parish officials, the judicial system and the public. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to individuals and to groups. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City-Parish officials and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Juris Doctorate degree supplemented by four years of progressively responsible work experience in administration, local governmental functions, procedures and policy.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Admission to the State Bar.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.