1225 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-8222
Salary Range: DOQ and Experience
The City of Sebastian, Florida, is seeking an experienced Full-Time City Attorney. Candidates must have a degree from an accredited law school, at least seven (7) years of progressive experience in municipal, county, and administrative law. In addition to the requisite professional skills and experience, the ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, initiative, communicate effectively, handle several assignments concurrently and develop, maintain effective working relationships, and works well with a council body and charter officers.
The Sebastian City Attorney is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the City of Sebastian City Council. The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings, and other advisory or appointed board meetings as directed. The City Attorney acts as legal counsel for the City, including legal advisor to the City Council, Planning and Zoning, Special Magistrate/ Code Enforcement, and Construction commissions/boards, and City departments. The Attorney will work closely with the City’s Police Department. The City Attorney will represent the City for the following, but not limited to: all civil forfeiture matters, requests for protection orders, and provide counsel and advice on both criminal and civil matters concerning the operations of the Department to the Chief of Police and staff. Additional responsibilities include: serves as the City’s legal adviser; represents the City in Court; and, prepares, reviews, and renders legal opinions. The City Attorney is required to draft: administrative regulations; contracts; ordinances; resolutions; deeds; leases; quasi-judicial orders; along with other relevant legal documents. The City Attorney must be able to interpret laws, rulings and regulations, for the City. The City Attorney is required to stay current with developments in the legal field to ensure City policies, procedures, and practices, are consistent with local, state and federal laws. The City Attorney also serves as legal consultant for work place issues, providing interpretation and counsel, regarding employment/workplace law and Collective Bargaining Agreements. The City Attorney will monitor and supervise outside attorneys hired on specific matters and work with the City’s Insurance Carrier on defending against third party tort actions.
The City of Sebastian is an equal opportunity/drug free employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, pending citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Please note that under Florida law, employment applications are open for public inspection. You must be a U.S. Citizen or alien resident lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered for employment with the City of Sebastian. The City of Sebastian will provide reasonable accommodations due to any disability for all applicants and employees.
All Applications submitted through the City will be forwarded to Colin Baenziger & Associates in order to be reviewed and processed.
Also, the City of Sebastian is seeking an experience local government attorney with the above experience to act as an Interim City Attorney. Interested applicants should contact Manny Anon, Jr., City Attorney at email@example.com. The Interim City Attorney can also be an applicant for the position of City Attorney.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA