Assistant City Attorney- Real Property Division
The employee in this position will perform a wide range of professional legal services for the City of Wilmington by providing legal information and advice to City staff, Council members, and various boards and commissions, including Planning Commission, Design Adjustment Committee, Board of Adjustment, and the Historic Preservation Commission. A primary focus of this position will involve assisting in the City’s acquisition of property interests for various stormwater and capital improvement projects including: the purchase and sale of real property, condemnations, easement acquisition, right-of-way acquisition, public utilities and public facilities, deed review, title opinions, plats and surveys, and negotiating agreements and settlements. Additional duties include preparation of legal documents, including ordinances, resolutions, rules, litigation and enforcement documents, legal opinions, and memorandums; interpretation of ordinances, statues, rules, and regulations; analysis of statues, regulations, precedential decisions, and other legal materials; broad-ranging legal research projects; and civil litigation in trial and appellate courts and before administrative boards.
- Provides representation and legal advice to staff, management and appointed and elected officials by interpreting legal documents and contracts, researching information, interpreting and applying laws and regulations, preparing legal memorandums and documents, and responding to general requests.
- Drafts, presents and reviews legal documents by reviewing and researching previously written documents and statutes; evaluating current ordinances against new legislations; evaluating enforcement processes; drafting contracts, ordinances, and resolutions; collecting and evaluating facts and general information; interacting with staff, management, appointed and elected officials; and presenting documents and opinions.
- Completes litigation activities by reviewing documents, collecting evidence, preparing documents, interviewing, and preparing witnesses, counseling and advising parties, negotiating settlements as appropriate, presenting cases, and managing outcomes.
- Completes legal research projects by interpreting documents and contracts, preparing written information, interpreting and applying laws and regulations, monitoring staff assignments and tasks, and communicating results to affected parties.
- Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and at least three years of increasingly responsible real property experience.
- Class C Driver's License
- Member of the North Carolina State Bar
- Member of the U.S. District Court Bar (Eastern District of NC) within 90 days of hire.
- Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to multitask.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
This position generally requires work indoors/office setting.
City of WilmingtonWilmington, NC
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