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Assistant City Attorney

Posted: 10/12/2021

Assistant City Attorney
The City of Keene is seeking a highly motivated, detailed oriented, self-starter, to serve in the capacity as Assistant City Attorney. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the City’s legal team, with a primary responsibility for assisting the City police department, the City Attorney, and the City Clerk, in responding to governmental records requests, including criminal discovery requests, and assisting the police department and all other City departments in responding to requests for access to governmental records under New Hampshire RSA 91-A.  The Assistant City Attorney will coordinate governmental records searches, review all responsive records, including videos, perform required redactions, and prepare responses in a timely manner in accordance with applicable law.  The position will be located at the Keene Police Department.

The Assistant City Attorney will also provide support to the City Attorney in representing the interests of the City in all matters in which the City has a legal interest before any court, tribunal, or quasi-judicial body; will prepare necessary pleadings and appear as directed before any tribunal; will prepare and review legal documents, including for the purchase and sale or real property; will assist and advise the City’s land use boards; and will attend meetings of the City Council, City Council standing committees, and meetings of City boards, commissions and legislative bodies.
Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, and admitted to the New Hampshire Bar.  Three to five years of relevant experience, preferably in a municipal law context.  Excellent writing, analytical, and verbal skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Case Maker.
Salary and Benefits:
This full-time position offers a competitive salary range of $73,865- $92,050 annualized.  The City of Keene also offers full-time regular employees a strong benefits package, including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, paid leave time, tuition reimbursement and more! 
Come to Keene and settle in! Our community is known as a safe place to live and one of the nation’s top communities to raise a family! Apply online: https:/ upload your resume, cover letter and a professional writing sample before submitting your completed application.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates is received.

Job Description: Assistant City Attorney
The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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