Deputy City Solicitor – City of Harrisburg

Deadline: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Position Summary

The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for a Deputy City Solicitor in the Department of General Government, Office of the City Solicitor. This position performs professional legal services for the City of Harrisburg and does related work as required.  This is a diverse practice involving legal advice, trial case work and legislation drafting in all phases of municipal government.  Employees in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment in preparation of cases, legal research and interaction with the public as well as government officials.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Solicitor.  This is a management, FLSA-exempt position


Applicants must possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney with exposure to the following areas: trial advocacy, real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, municipal law, land use and administrative law.  Must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Eligibility to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is preferred. Other equivalent combinations of experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.  Final approval of City Council required for hire. Valid PA Driver’s License, or equivalent, is also required.

Compensation & Benefits

The City of Harrisburg offers an annual salary range of $76,500 to $85,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications). This full-time position also includes an excellent benefits package: defined pension plan, paid holidays, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal time) and health care benefits (medical, dental, prescription and vision).

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 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 (electronic submission preferred)
The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wanda R.D. Williams, Mayor