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City Attorney

City of Twin Falls

  • Location: Twin Falls, ID
  • Post Date: 7/30/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: Experienced

CITY OF TWIN FALLS

POSITION: City Attorney
DEPARTMENT: Legal Services
STARTING SALARY: Dependent on experience.

JOB DUTIES:  The City Attorney manages and directs the programs and activities of the City Attorney’s Office which provides legal services to city government. The Legal Services Department is responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor crimes committed in the city.  Duties include providing legal advice, opinions and consultation to the City Council, City Manager, Department Heads and various boards and commissions.

The primary responsibilities of the City Attorney include the planning and organization of civil litigation and the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes, the mentoring and evaluation of professional legal staff and performing professional civil legal work in accordance with federal, state, and municipal laws.  This position is responsible for providing legal representation in the areas of code enforcement, utilities, police and fire, finance and taxation, recreation, real property, land use and zoning, and other areas of municipal law.  This position also provides legal support and counsel on a wide variety of topics for multiple internal partners. 

Knowledge of the following areas is desired: current principles and applications of civil, criminal, and administrative law that impact legal activities; state and federal court procedures, trial procedure; laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, rules of evidence, and legal ethics.

Candidates should also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, perform legal risk-benefit analysis, negotiate complex legal issues, maintain a professional demeanor, and perform duties with regard for the privacy and safety of the involved parties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ABA accredited school of law with a Juris Doctorate degree; licensed by and in good standing with the Idaho State Bar, or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months; a minimum of five (5) years of courtroom experience in either a criminal or civil context; and the ability to pass CJIS and ILETS security background check. 

Applicants should possess a work history which demonstrates strong organizational skills; an above average ability to prepare excellent written and oral communications; and the characteristics of initiative and confidentiality; good time management skills; strong interpersonal skills; effective speaking skills; understanding of relevant case law; an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations.  The candidate should understand and subscribe to a high performance organizational framework and have strong strategic planning, motivational skills, and an ability to lead by example.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply immediately.  Interested persons should submit a City employment application, completed supplemental questions and résumé online outlining a complete work history, education and special training by visiting our website at: www.tfid.org/jobs.

This position will remain open until filled.  Initial review August 20, 2018.

Application and additional information are available on-line at
www.tfid.org/jobs or you may also contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 735-7251.


Human Resources Department - An Equal Opportunity Employer – Drug Free Work Place
Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will be given preference in accordance with Idaho state law.

City of Twin Falls