Along Florida’s southeast coast lies the iconic city of Fort Lauderdale—a beautiful place with pristine sand beaches, gorgeous skies, and waves that will take your breath away. Considered the “Venice of America” due to its prominent water features—the New River, the Intracoastal, and numerous inland waterways—Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
The city is seeking an outstanding leader and manager. The individual will have the vision and skills to take the City Attorney’s office to the next level. He/she will partner with the commission and city staff to solve problems while being a supporter and a trusted advisor. The ideal candidate will be extraordinarily responsive with a “can do” attitude.
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The position requires a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Florida does not have reciprocity with any other state so it will be important that the candidate already be admitted to the Florida bar. Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in management and the practice of law (preferably municipal), is required. Strong experience with development/redevelopment is critical.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
About City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
The city attorney's office is the city's "law firm," comprised of the city attorney and a team of assistant city attorneys and accompanying support staff (totaling 32.6 full time equivalent employees). The office provides a broad range of knowledge and expertise in city, county, and local government law, acting as legal counsel to the city commissioners, departments, offices, boards, and committees. It is responsible for handling litigation, enforcement of the city code, and drafting, maintaining, and amending the city ordinances. The city attorney also serves as the general counsel for the CRA.