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Posted: Wed Dec 20 2023

Senior Attorney - Transportation, Public Works & S.A.V.E. Team

Somewhere, California
Per Hour

Legal Staffing

Consilio’s longstanding client, a prominent municipality in the Atlanta Metro Area, is currently seeking an experienced attorney for its Operations Division. The attorney will act as a key strategic advisor to the municipality’s Department of Transportation and its Department of Public Works, serving as the liaison between these departments and the Department of Law, and elevating certain matters as necessary to the attention of the City Attorney.  The attorney will also assist with delivery of legal advice to the municipality’s City Council on legislation concerning various departmental initiatives. This is a flexible hybrid position that involves three days per week in the office and two days remote. The candidate will begin as a contract employee and, following the successful completion of an introductory period, become a permanent employee of the municipality.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer looking for a fulfilling public service role that will provide the opportunity not only to interpret local legislation, but to design and draft it.  

Essential Functions
  • Provide comprehensive legal services to the Departments of Transportation and Public Works
  • Draft and analyze ordinances, resolutions, and amendments; draft legislative updates regarding newly enacted state laws and opinions; monitor pending legislation
  • Prepare legal opinions on questions of law and procedure
  • Review, analyze, revise, and approve contracts and other legal instruments

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate degree required. Must be a member of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or have the ability to obtain membership within one (1) year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in municipal, county, and/or constitutional law
  • Knowledge of federal, state and/or local transit rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of transportation planning and public contracting