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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL


City of Peoria, Illinois

City of Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Provides professional legal services and counsel for the City; conducts legal research, prepares or reviews legal documents, prepares written opinions on a wide variety of issues, and represents the City in court on routine matters.  An ideal candidate would have strong customer service skills, experience working with a diverse workforce, the ability to function in a fast-paced environment and represent the City of Peoria to the general public in a professional manner.
Initial Screening Date:  Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
¨       Serves as City Prosecutor in routine cases.
¨       Represents the City in routine litigation as assigned and performs research on a variety of legal problems.
¨       Advises City departments and officials on legal matters.
¨       Drafts ordinances, legal opinions, research papers, real estate contracts, and other legal documents.
¨       Trains City employees in legal policies and procedures.
¨       Advises, and represents City boards and commissions on legal issues.
¨       Advises and represents City officials in labor negotiations, grievances, and labor-related litigation.
¨       Subject to "on-call" response to situations requiring immediate legal advice or action.
¨       Performs other related duties as assigned.
Computer                      Typewriter
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field, supplemented with a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the State of Illinois.  

Supplemental Information


IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES: Knowledge of principles and practices of civil law, state and federal laws and constitutional provisions affecting City government; local government structure and operation and relationship to other public jurisdictions; and principles, practices, methods, and materials utilized in conducting legal research.  Skill in using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines; researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of legal, informational, and statistical data and materials; organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction. Ability to learn ordinances and apply legal knowledge to a variety of problems; analyze legal documents; conduct research on legal problems and prepare opinions; draft legislation; speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions; read, analyze and interpret case law, professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Work environment is indoor office.  

*Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process. *