Assistant City Solicitor – City of Reading

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

THE POSITION OF: Assistant City Solicitor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Law Department
CLASSIFICATION: Management
PAY RATE: DOQ, 35 hours/week

Position Summary

To provide internal legal counsel and guidance to the Mayor, members of City Council and Department/Division Directors on matters involving all aspects of Federal, State or Municipal law.

  • Participates in the development and interpretation of City departmental policies
  • Reviews and drafts contracts and other agreements
  • Provide counsel and advice on legal matters and the important aspects of government relationships
  • Handles litigated matters including preparing for and attending hearings, depositions and arbitrations
  • Coordinates the enforcement of the City’s codified ordinances and represents the City of Reading at hearings involving violation of the codified ordinances as assigned by the City Solicitor
  • Participates in meetings and hearings before government bodies
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania

Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • One to five years experience strongly preferred, however newly admitted attorneys with strong academic background and other credentials will be considered
  • Municipal and/or civil litigation experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must submit an application and resume at www.readingpa.gov under Employment Opportunities.  Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov