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Employment Opportunity: Director of Law

DIRECTOR OF LAW – PERTH AMBOY, Middlesex County is seeking a full time Director of Law, compensation of $75,000 to 90,000 per year.

The Law Director provides legal advice and services to the Mayor, City Council, Business Administrator, City Staff, Boards and Commissions, and, when available, to the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency in matters related to operations, services, and activities of the municipality; drafts city ordinances, resolutions, and other legislative documentation; reviews policies and procedures for compliance with legal requirements. As Chief Legal Advisor to all segments of City government, the Director of Law must have a broad knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations.

Job Description: Responsibilities include advice and oversight for environmental matters, utility issues, planning, zoning and redevelopment issues, labor law, contracts, Health Department issues, civil litigation, police and fire issues, municipal court issues, municipal operations and general law.

In addition, this position calls for a highly experienced senior attorney who has a minimum of 5 years’ experience practicing municipal law and possesses outstanding management and leadership skills. Public sector experience is required, at a minimum the applicant has to have represented the following governmental entities as the appointed attorney; Health Department, Municipal Water or Sewer Utility, Fire District or Fire Department, Planning or Zoning Board, Historic commission or Library Board, appointed as a Municipal Prosecutor or Public Defender and has litigated both Environmental and Title 59 cases on behalf of municipal clients.

Requirements: The Director of Law shall attend all night meetings of the City Council, and, when available, other Boards/Committees and staff the office at City Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. A Juris Doctorate degree and a license to practice law in New Jersey is mandatory. The applicant shall demonstrate a strong knowledge of the legislative process, parliamentary procedure, and the development of municipal codes and ordinances.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position are required to submit a cover letter (addressing the above criteria), resume and name of a reference for each governmental entity appointed to. Send it to - City of Perth Amboy, Personnel Office at 260 High Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, fax to (732) 826-1160, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by September 25, 2016. The City reserves the right to pull this posting before its expiration. Salary is DOQ.

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