City Attorney

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Bloomington City Attorney

Position

Qualifications

Candidates for the City Attorney will have a current license

to practice law in the state of Minnesota with a minimum of five

years’ experience as a practicing attorney, including municipal

law or a closely related field.

Desired qualifications and/or experience

• Experience supervising other lawyers in a public sector

environment

• Experience negotiating contracts involving complex

real estate development, tax increment financing and

public-private partnerships

Leadership Characteristics

Bloomington is seeking an individual to lead the Attorney’s

Office who has a brilliant, world-view mind and a desire to

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collaborate across departments and the organization. He or she

will approach issues with a creative, open mind in an effort to

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incorporate other ideas into the outcomes. They 65 will have a deep

passion for the role of the Department, mission of the City and

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management’s commitment 610 to achieve a High Performance

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• A genuine care and concern for the well-being of the

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• A bridge-builder who is even-keeled

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Position Priorities

The new City Attorney will need to spend a significant

amount of time absorbing the wide variety of projects, services

and cases handled by the office. After careful review, there may

be opportunities to enhance services, broaden expectations,

and move the Department toward a more active role in the

community and organization. The City is also working with

Hennepin County on the construction of a new courthouse close

to City Hall. Some of the immediate activities anticipated for the

new City Attorney include:

• Get to know the Department caseload and staff, gaining

understanding of individual and group strengths

and weaknesses

• Review office and client procedures

• Review contracted legal services

• Participate in the budget review process for 2017-2018

• Meet with each of the City’s departments and learn

their needs and expectations

• Forge strong working relationships with internal clients,

building a reputation for quality, timely service

• Engage in community conversations that will be happening

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• Become familiar with and engaged in the multiple

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• Set an “open door” tone for the Department

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Email resume, cover letter and five references to

BloomCA@hue.life by 05/23/16. Please direct questions to

Richard Fursman at richardfursman@gmail.com

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(651) 338-2533. For additional information about the City, visit:

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Salary Range

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$127,000 - $153,000, plus full benefits package

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Start Date: Late July

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