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The Department of Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions.


  • Type:Open Competitive
  • Salary/Pay Rate:E-07 – $68,962 per year to $111,027 per year
  • Posted Date:03/14/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:04/12/2019 4:30 PM


HOW TO APPLY: Download the City of Wilmington Employment Application or visit the Department of Human Resources, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, 4th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

VACANCY: Law Department

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - An Assistant City Solicitor must be a lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Delaware or in another state to the extent permitted by the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware.

REQUIREMENT(S): Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: The Assistant City Solicitor is an executive and professional position which directly reports to the City Solicitor. This position provides legal advice to elected and appointed City officials, departments, boards, commissions, and agencies; represents the City and its departments and employees in litigation; assists in collective bargaining and labor relations matters; handles collection matters relating to taxes and fees; handles real estate transactions and economic development matters; reviews and approves contracts, bond documents, and other instruments; drafts legislation; and prosecutes in the Justices of the Peace Courts.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Represents the City in various legal proceedings, including but not limited to trials, appeals, mediations, and arbitrations. Researches and authors legal pleadings and briefs. Conducts settlement negotiations. Plans trial and appeal strategies. Monitors legal cases assigned to outside counsel. Investigates legal complaints and alleged violations of federal, state, and local law. Prosecutes violations of the City's Code of Conduct before the City Ethics Commissions. Prosecutes misdemeanor violations of the City's Housing, Building, Sanitation, and Fire Codes in the Justices of the Peace Courts. Enforces nuisance laws through court action. Reviews City contracts and requests for waiver of the City Charter bidding requirements. Represents the City in bidding disputes. Serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Serves as legal advisor for City boards and commissions. Provides legal advice to fifteen elected City officials (Mayor, City Treasurer, and members of City Council) and departments, boards, commissions, and agencies. Prepares or assists in preparing all ordinances and resolutions introduced to City Council, attends Council meetings. Works with the City's Claims Manager to review claims, as needed. Works with the City's Risk Manager to identify and manage liability risks. Works with other departments to provide up-to-date training and policies regarding legal matters.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the many and varied areas of law which affect the City, particularly constitutional and civil rights law, administrative law, municipal corporation law, and criminal law. Thorough knowledge of civil and criminal procedure. Superior advocacy skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet established deadlines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to manage and resolve conflicts. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, and Lexis Nexis.

RESIDENCY: City residency required within six months of employment.

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