Senior Deputy City Attorney- Litigator
A career about community-Are you a legal professional with an interest in local government? Do you want to put your expertise to use working with a cutting edge legal team? Do you value integrity, trust, respect, accountability, creativity, and collaboration?
If you answered “yes” then the City of Hampton has an opportunity for you! Come work for Hampton, a vibrant waterfront community celebrating and embracing 400 years of history and innovation, creating an even more dynamic future! We are located in the center of the Hampton Roads region and offer lots of waterfront fun, rich and diverse history, and a vibrant restaurant scene. Hampton offers excellent benefits, career and professional development, tuition reimbursement, flexible and/or remote work opportunities for certain positions, and other benefits.
If you embody the following attributes, consider joining our dynamic City Attorney’s Office :
Detailed, yet creative problem-solver
Versatile and enthusiastic team player
Effective oral and written communicator
Well-versed in the fundamentals of law
Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Requires a minimum of eight (8) years professional legal experience, five (5) of which must have been in government/municipal legal practice.
A minimum five (5) years equivalent experience in employment law.
A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in litigating significant cases in federal, state trial and appellate courts required; first chair trial experience in federal court is preferred, demonstrated first chair trial experience in state court is required.
Must be an active member in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and admitted to practice in federal court.
Applicants must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Virginia and must have a satisfactory driver’s record based on the City of Hampton criteria.
Any person offered employment in the position shall be subject to a criminal history background check.
A qualifying combination of experience may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria outlined above.