Attorney Job Description and how to apply..pdf
Job Category: UNCLASSIFIED
Department/Division LEGAL Job Code/ID: 05269/97
Location: 155 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 Travel Required: LOCAL
Level/Salary Range: $80,000.00 Position Type: Full-Time
Contact: Eugenia Byfield Posting Period: 04/13/2021 – 04/27/2021
Resumes & Applications are accepted via regular mail, fax or e-mail.
Fax or E-mail:
*(Tasks noted within this description are not all-inclusive. Other related tasks will
Eugenia Byfield, Personnel Officer,
Division of Human Resources (Personnel)
City of Paterson, 125 Ellison St., Suite 300,
Paterson, NJ 07505
Roles and Responsibilities
Under direction of the Corporation Counsel, the successful candidate will assist in civil litigation, employment and personnel matters, code enforcement and proceedings related to collections, demolitions, and foreclosures, and development of redevelopment agreements. They will also be responsible for full case preparation including trial and motion practice in administrative, state and federal courts.
*(This position involves legal research and providing advice to City departments on a variety of legal issues, including due process and state law compliance.)
NOTE: Applicant will be required to submit two (2) writing samples along with (3) references.
PREFERENCE: Three (3) – five (5) years of civil litigation experience.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a license to practice law in the State of New Jersey.
LANGUAGE: Bilingual preferred.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of local ordinances, state and federal laws and established precedents.
Knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence and skill in preparing and trying cases.
Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relations with government officials, attorneys and other
professionals, law enforcement and the general public.