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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: February 10, 2022
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 03/17/22 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Law Department
Job Title: Assistant City Solicitor
Job Code: M088-703
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working under the direct supervision and direction of the City Solicitor, Deputy City Solicitor and First Assistant Solicitor, assists the City Solicitor in all duties as set forth in the Cambridge Municipal Code, Chapter 2.26, §§2.26.020 through 2.26.040.  Conducts the prosecution and defense of civil litigation in state and federal court proceedings and administrative proceedings to which the City is a party and provides representation as to a broad variety of municipal issues.  Drafts legislation and a wide range of legal instruments and renders advisory opinions to City officials, boards, and commissions.  Assists in the supervision of paralegal, clerical, and investigative staff. 

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 three years' experience practicing law.  Substantial experience in civil litigation strongly preferred; experience in municipal law and in employment, zoning, real estate, construction, contracts, personal injury, civil rights and/or environmental litigation highly desirable. Must be familiar with and able to perform legal research and draft pleadings and legal documents on computer systems using a variety of law-related software tools. 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.

Benefits Summary:

  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Vacation and Sick leave eligible
  • Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
  • 3 Personal days
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Management Allowance, $2,700/year
  • Discounted MBTA monthly pass, Bluebikes membership and EZRide Shuttle pass

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 10 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. Due to COVID-19, some work may be scheduled to be performed remotely.

RATE: $117,757 – $136,617 + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and two copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter 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. Resume and cover letter requested by 03/17/22.  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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