City Attorney

Organization: City of Greenville, South Carolina
Salary: Negotiable within an established range
Close Date: This position is open until filled with first review of applicants completed by February 10, 2014.

Job Description:

The City of Greenville (residential population 60,000+, daytime population 250,000+) is located in the Piedmont/Upstate Region of South Carolina, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville offers a relaxed lifestyle with an award-winning downtown, mild climate, great schools, access to spectacular natural amenities and a thriving arts and cultural community. Greenville is a metropolitan city that understands the meaning of community.

Greenville is governed under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and 6-member Council serve as the legislative body and the City Council appoints the City Manager, Municipal Judge and City Attorney. The Mayor and two Council members are elected at-large while the remaining four serve in single member districts. The Mayor and Council serve as the policy-making body and the City Manager functions as the City=s Chief Executive Officer in carrying out the mission and goals set by City Council. The Mayor and Council also rely on 28 citizen committees, boards and commissions which provide a means of community involvement on a number of issues, while day-to-day operations are run by the City Manager.

The City Attorney=s Office provides legal counsel to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, operating departments, and boards and commissions. The City Attorney also provides litigation services in all State and Federal courts, prosecutes cases in jury trials before the Municipal Court, and coordinates the jury trial docket to dispose of cases in a timely and equitable manner. Other legal services include: monitoring risk exposure and revising related policies and procedures, verifying property titles and ownerships, conducting contract negotiations, drafting contracts, reviewing draft ordinances and resolutions, assessing and advising on enforcement issues, responding to citizen inquiries and complaints, and processing various claims.

The City Attorney is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council. The City Attorney manages a municipal law office comprised of four attorneys and four support staff. The departmental budget is $957,612.00. The City Attorney is responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate administrative and performance policies, systems, services, controls and reporting systems needed to support effective and efficient performance of the office.

Requires a Juris Doctorate degree and South Carolina Bar membership at the time of commencing duties or within nine months thereafter. Candidates must have significant experience in property law, administrative/ government law, criminal law, drafting of law and regulations, land use planning, and economic development. In addition, substantial litigation, criminal law enforcement, and jury trial experience is required. Significant and successful management experience is highly desirable. The next City Attorney will be intelligent, articulate, upbeat, hardworking, ethical, organized, flexible, congenial, politically sensitive and progressive. A Class South Carolina driver's license is required.

For more information about the City of Greenville visit A recruitment profile is available at

This position is open until filled with first review of applicants completed by February 10, 2014. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071-1357
(770) 449-4656

The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!

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