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City of San Angelo

General Information


Job title: Assistant City Attorney
Job location: San Angelo, TX 76903 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 05/20/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $50,085/YR - $75,128/YR DOQ

Job Classification

Job Category:Staff Attorney

Job Description

Job description:
San Angelo lies in the midst of West Texas ranching country almost in the center of Texas and is home to about 100,000 friendly family-oriented people. A virtual oasis, San Angelo is home to three lakes, as well as the beautiful Concho River which runs through the heart of the city.

Residents here enjoy our enviable cost of living, our sunbelt climate, excellent educational opportunities, award-winning medical facilities and every recreational activity under the sun.

Plans, coordinates, and performs a variety of professional legal functions on behalf of the City of San Angelo; provides legal advice to City departments and officials; conducts legal research and analysis; prepare a variety of legal documents; represents the City in litigation and/or other legal matters; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Performs a variety of professional legal work involving real estate, land use, eminent domain, labor and employment, health care, business transactions, regulatory compliance, and/or municipal law. Provides legal advice to City officials, departments, boards, commissions, and management personnel regarding contracts, leases, settlement negotiations, litigation cases, and/or other legal matters. Serves as a representative of the City Attorney’s Office; attends and participates in City Council, board, and commission meetings; provides legal support and recommendations regarding City projects. Prepares and maintains legal correspondence, memoranda, staff/litigation reports, and other types of departmental documentation.

Fills in for the Sr. Assistant City Attorney in their absence, as well as for the City Attorney in the absence of the Sr. Assistant City Attorney.

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8am – 5pm.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Juris Doctorate’s Degree; AND three years municipal law experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or

Certifications: A license to practice law issued by the State Bar of Texas is required.

Knowledge of: City Attorney’s Office operations, policies, and procedures, principles and practices of municipal law, Texas and Federal case law, and Civil law procedures and case strategy. Required skill in serving as a legal advisor to City officials, departments, boards, and management personnel, representing the City in litigation cases, mediations, and settlement negotiations, Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other staff, City departments and officials, outside agencies, vendors, contractors, and the general public.

A valid driver’s license with a good driving record required.
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