The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment for the position of City Attorney. The City Attorney provides legal advice and services to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, City Staff, Boards and Commissions, and, when available, to Mary Greeley Medical Center in matters related to operations, services, and activities of the municipality; drafts city ordinances, resolutions and other legislative documentation; reviews policies and procedures for compliance with legal requirements.
This position will be open until filled. A second review of applications will take place September 11, 2017.
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To learn more about this opportunity, please see the full description on our website, www.cityofames.org/jobs.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree and admission to practice in Iowa state courts, as well as federal courts, is required. Five years' experience in general legal practice with exposure to municipal or government law required. Experience in legal practice including litigation and negotiation, real estate, commercial and contract law is required.
Additional Requirements: Must reside within the city limits of Ames or be able to meet this requirement within a timeframe to be approved by the City Council.
Must pass a credit and background check.
Preferred Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a management/supervisory capacity.
Ames, Iowa, is a progressive, thriving community located in center of the state at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 30. We are home to 64,000 people including the fast-growing, research-based Iowa State University. The City of Ames offers efficient, reliable, responsive, customer-driven programs and services through more than 18 departments and divisions. Our 550 full-time employees strive... to provide Ames citizens with exceptional customer service at the best price.
Ames, Iowa, offers residents a high quality of life with clean and safe neighborhoods, lots of green spaces and parks, a wide range of entertainment options, recreation opportunities, miles of hard surface trails, and an abundance of natural beauty. In Ames, we enjoy four distinct seasons and all the opportunity that comes with warm summers (bike trails, outdoor swimming, and golf courses) and cold winters (cross county skiing, ice fishing, and sledding).