City Attorney

City of Riviera Beach, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Legal Services Director
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Population: 32,488
  • Where: 600 W Blue Heron Blvdn , Riviera Beach, FL
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jul 26 2018


The City of Riviera Beach is a harbor city of close to eight (8) square miles located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Southeast Florida. Riviera Beach has a population of approximately 32,488 with an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees. The City's municipal beach is one of the finest in the state and the beautiful sandy beaches make Riviera Beach an appealing place for sporting events. The City is also a popular location for business and casual activities.

The City Attorney is responsible for legal advice, guidance and representation to the City Council, to the City's 13 departments, and to certain other city boards in an effort to protect the City and reduce the City's exposure to lawsuits. In addition to providing legal advice on a variety of issues, especially those affecting liability, the City Attorney's Office drafts ordinances, resolutions, agreements, and other legal documents for the City. Moreover, a major function of the office is to review all documents, agenda items and other legislation to be considered by the City Council to ensure the documents are legally sound.

Ideal candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school plus five (5) years as a practicing attorney including municipal experience required. Commensurate county, state, or federal law experience may substitute for municipal experience.

* Applicants shall not lobby the Mayor, City Council Members or employees regarding this position. Such activity may result in disqualification of the applicant for consideration. For purposes of the selection process "lobby" is defined as an action taken by or on behalf of an applicant seeking to influence the selection process after the initial posting of this job opening through the time an applicant is ultimately selected for the position of City Attorney.