REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY II
The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Provides legal assistance to City Attorney's Office advising City Commission, the City Manager's Office, department-level management and staff on a variety of legal issues.
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.
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This job classification is in Management Category I for benefits purposes, which includes Ten (10) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly Employee Expense Allowance of $390.00.
This is a Non-classified, "at will" position and not subject to Civil Service Rules or any collective bargaining agreement.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Performs legal research and prepares legal opinions and advice on numerous legal issues for city commission, city departments, boards, agencies and other legal entities of the city
- Provides legal review and advice for claims and complaints by or against the city and its other legal entities; recommends action to be taken by city officials and other representatives
- Negotiates terms and conditions of contracts and agreements.
- Review Easements and Opinions of Title
- Draft Engineer's Certificates
- Review and revise Maintenance Agreements
- Draft, Revise and Review Restrictive Covenants
- Draft , Revise and Review Mortgages and Notes
- Review and Revise Commercial Leases
- Review, Revise and Draft Ground Leases
- Research and prepare opinions on transactions related to real estate law such as rights of reverter and plat dedications
- Provide Opinions on the City Charter and municipal law matters in general.
- Review Title Search Reports and Title Policies
- Draft Development Agreements and ancillary Agreements
- Prepare Opinions of Title
- Review and Revise Revocable Licenses Agreements
- Provide legal advice on Land Use and Zoning Matters such as vacation of municipal Rights of Way and Easements
- Review and Revise Parking Agreements
- Prepare Resolutions and Ordinances
- Prepares proposed legislation and makes recommendations to repeal or amend existing laws.
- Directs the work for and supervises paralegal and administrative assistants
- Attends city commission meetings, planning commission meetings and other meetings as assigned
- Performs related work as required
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law schoolThree or more years of increasingly responsible experience in city or related government law License to practice law in the State of Florida in accordance with the Florida Bar Association.Experience in Real Estate Transactions, Environmental Law and Land Use and Zoning MattersExperience with Public-Private Partnerships ("P-3 "s") and community redevelopment matters is preferred but not required
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.
Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never
PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Applications will be reviewed, and the hiring authority will contact those applicants whose application reflects the best match of experience for the position.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous