General Description

The Office of the City Attorney is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant City Attorney. This position has three primary functions. The position will devote 50% of its time to working on issues and matters related to Madison Metro Transit. It will also advise City officials, staff, and committees regarding other transportation-related matters and it will assist in negotiating, reviewing, and drafting software contracts on behalf of City agencies. 
This is an advanced level position requiring responsible professional legal work in the City Attorney’s Office, excellent communication skills, and sound legal judgment. Employee may be assigned diverse legal activities including grant and contract work, ordinance drafting, civil litigation, and/or general law practice (consistent with the needs of the organization). This class encompasses all non-managerial positions engaged in professional legal work within the City Attorney’s office. Work is performed with varying degrees of independence as employees gain necessary proficiencies.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.


  • Two (2) years' experience in applying federal and state laws and judicial interpretation and precedent related to transit systems and transportation issues, related municipal laws and ordinances, and racial and social equity principles and practices.