Assistant City Solicitor/Collections – City of Harrisburg

Deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Position Summary

The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for an Assistant City Solicitor/Collections in the Office of the City Solicitor. This position is responsible for assisting in the review of commercial and residential utility accounts, investigating the basis for unpaid claims and liens. The Assistant City Solicitor/Collections will be responsible to appear before magisterial and local courts, as well as process filings in bankruptcy courts to secure debts to the City.  The attorney will perform legislative review, drafting and updates of the City’s sanitation ordinances and rules. Other collection work for the City related to loans and liens in order to recapture outstanding financial obligations owed to the City will be required.  Employees in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment in preparation of cases, legal research and project management, and must be self-motivated and highly organized.  An Assistant City Solicitor works under the general supervision of the City Solicitor and the Senior Deputy City Solicitor. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.

Qualifications

Qualifications include graduation from a recognized and ABA-accredited law school and current license or eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   In addition, one (1) year of relevant legal experience as a practicing attorney is essential.  Knowledge of federal and state rules of procedure and evidence is a plus.  A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, or equivalent is also required.  

The annual salary range is $63,000 to $68,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible.  It will remain open until filled.  If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history, without delay, to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475
Email: HR@harrisburgpa.gov (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eric Papenfuse, Mayor
www.harrisburgpa.gov