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Company: City of Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDJob Classification: SENIOR ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY ISection: REAL ESTATELocation: 900 BAGBY, HOUSTON, TXWorkdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Subject to Change LEGAL DEPARTMENTThe Office of the City Attorney for the City of Houston (the "OCA") provides municipal legal services to the City, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees while adhering to the following guiding principles:

  • Quality & Service - Achieving high customer satisfaction as judged by our clients.
  • Partnership & Teamwork - Working cooperatively internally and with our clients to achieve the City's goals.
  • Integrity & Candor - Placing honesty and ethical behavior first.
  • Dignity & Diversity - Promoting each person's value.
  • Innovation & Imagination - Seeking novel and creative approaches to achieving the City's objectives.Composed of approximately 100 of Houston's finest attorneys working in 10 legal practice sections, the OCA handles personal injury, commercial and civil rights litigation, major commercial and real estate transactions, and a diverse array of human resources, labor, and employment matters, while also counseling the municipal corporation on economic development, constitutional, election matters, ethics, and quality of life matters, and preparing City ordinances governing Houston and its citizens. Every member of the OCA must be committed to "Service Through Law." ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSThe City of Houston seeks a solutions-focused land use attorney to handle matters related to Houston planning and development rules and needs especially in the absence of zoning.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Researching and advising City departments on land use matters including items regarding property located in the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction, annexations, property variances, special minimum lot size designations, general platting and planning matters, and deed restrictions.
    • Attending and representing the City at various commission and board meetings including Historical Commission and Planning Commission.
    • Drafting and training clients on relevant City policies, procedures, and City Code provisions.
    • Assisting the City Attorney and others with special projects, such as drafting City Attorney legal opinions.
    • Working with litigation teams on disputes involving transactions relating to City of Houston land use policies and requirements.WORKING CONDITIONSThis position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

Keywords: City of Houston, Houston , LAND USE ATTORNEY, Legal , Houston, Texas

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