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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: March 23, 2021
RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY: 04/22/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Law Department
Job Title: First Assistant City Solicitor
Job Code: M167-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week, frequently required to attend night meetings and to regularly work in excess of 37.5 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working under the supervision and direction of the City Solicitor and the Deputy City Solicitor, assists the City Solicitor in all duties set forth in the Cambridge Municipal Code, Chapter 2.26, §§2.26.020 through 2.26.040.  Performs a variety of complex, high level administrative, technical, and professional municipal legal work. Along with the City Solicitor and Deputy City Solicitor supervises the Department's Assistant City Solicitors engaged in active litigation and time-sensitive non-litigation work, such as legal research and drafting contracts, ordinances, memoranda of agreement and other complex documents.  Prosecutes and defends civil litigation in state and federal court proceedings and administrative proceedings to which the City is a party. Provides legal advice to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager and department heads and advisory opinions and training to City officials, boards, and commissions.  Regularly attends meetings including evening meetings and makes presentations to the City Council and its subcommittees, boards, commissions, and City employees, and from time to time to civic groups and the general public. Assists and acts in the absence of the City Solicitor and the Deputy City Solicitor in managing and supervising the office of the City Solicitor. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; coordinates department activities with other city departments and agencies as needed. Assures timely response to approved requests for Law Department services from other City departments and officials.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school, be a member of the Massachusetts Bar admitted to practice before state and federal courts and have a minimum of five to seven years' experience practicing law.  Experience working as an attorney in a municipal law department strongly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of the City of Cambridge's form of government, ordinances, departmental structure, operations and functioning strongly preferred. Substantial experience in civil litigation required; significant experience in municipal law, employment, zoning, real estate, construction, contracts, personal injury, civil rights and/or environmental law preferred. Demonstrated ability to supervise legal and administrative staff highly desirable. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:       Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files. Must read and analyze large quantities of information.  Must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds at times. Must have sufficient mobility to get back and forth from office to offsite meetings.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    Work is conducted primarily in an office environment with fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, computers, and other standard office equipment, but also involves meetings in other offices or facilities. Frequently required to attend night meetings and to regularly work in excess of 37.5 hours per week. Due to COVID-19, some work will be scheduled to be performed remotely.

RATE: $119,000 - $134,205 + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resumes and letters of interest requested by 04/22/2021. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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