The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Legal Department. We look for people who are committed to their community, and take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession. We will gladly train and educate the right candidate.
Under the direction of the City Attorney, prosecute misdemeanors, infractions and ordinance violations committed within City limits; represent the City in other facets of the law as assigned by the City Attorney.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Prosecution of misdemeanors, infractions and ordinance violations committed within City limits.
- The incumbent shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
- The incumbent shall maintain composure and demonstrate respectful behavior both in Court and while at the office, anytime communicating with the public, and with colleagues and supervisors.
- Available to provide legal services and opinions during non-business hours as needed, this is mostly done through being on-call for law enforcement as legal questions arise regarding cases that involve the City Prosecuting Attorney.
- Research, draft, and/or review legal documents, ordinances, resolutions, and policies of the City as assigned.
- Prepare and direct the preparation of a variety of reports and records of all litigation, criminal prosecutions, legal issues/opinions, and legal literature.
- Analyze changes and trends in the law and suggest areas of action to City Attorney and to others as needed.
- Communicate with the Mayor, City Supervisor, City Council, City departments, community leaders, and outside agencies to resolve problems, exchange information, and provide expertise as needed.
- Attend City Council, committee meetings, and other meetings as needed.
Administrative Specialist and externs/interns as assigned.
Education and Experience
A Juris Doctor is required.
Licenses and Certifications
- Valid Driver’s License
- Member in good standing of the Idaho State Bar
- Ability to research and write and understand applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Operation of a computer and related software programs.
- Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
- Oral and written communications skills.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Plan, organize, and administer the programs and activities of the City criminal prosecution.
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt the effective course of action.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Plan and organize work.
- Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
- Maintain a variety of reports and files related to legal activities, personnel, and related matters.
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Office setting
- Constant interruptions
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Seeing to monitor legal activities, personnel and programs.
- Ability to travel to and from locations associated with duties.
- Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Travel to attend trainings and to attend court hearings.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Affirmative Action/EEO statement
The City has an equal employment opportunity policy. The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity.