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JOB VACANCY #JV 2022-13 Staff Attorney


THE POSITION OF:                        Staff Attorney


CLASSIFICATION:                         Management                  

STARTING PAY RATE:                 $66,305.63, 35 hours/week                    

POSTING DATE:                             February 17, 2022


Qualified, interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, employment application and a current resume at under employment opportunities.  Questions – Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POSITION SUMMARYTo provide internal legal counsel and guidance to the Mayor, members of City Council and Department/Division Directors on matters involving all aspects of Federal, State or Municipal law.

  • Participates in the development and interpretation of City departmental policies
  • Reviews and drafts contracts and other agreements
  • Provide counsel and advice on legal matters and the important aspects of government relationships
  • Participates in, or conducts litigation, including preparing for and attending hearings, depositions and arbitrations
  • Coordinates the enforcement of the City’s codified ordinances and represents the City of Reading at hearings involving violation of the codified ordinances as assigned by the City Solicitor
  • Participates in meetings and hearings before government bodies
  • Furnishes legal advice with respect to City Administration and prepares City ordinances, resolutions and forms
  • Collaborates with outside legal counsel in various legal matters
  • Perform other related duties as needed


  • Currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania

Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • One to five years experience strongly preferred, however newly admitted attorneys with strong academic background and other credentials will be considered
  • Some municipal and/or civil litigation experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interface with all types of people in a professional manner


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