Attorney - Civil Division
Full-Time Attorney - Civil Division at City of Saint Paul
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Legal
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: Depends on Qualifications
Education Level: Doctorate
E-Verify: Yes

The Saint Paul City Attorney's Office is a premier public law office of 90-plus legal professionals and support staff practicing in all areas of municipal law including criminal prosecution, civil litigation, municipal governance, contract and procurement, code and licensing enforcement, planning and zoning, and real estate and economic development.

The Saint Paul City Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a full-time, attorney position in its Civil Division. The pay range for an attorney is $112,544.00 - $138,994.00 and will be dependent on qualifications. Duties will primarily include civil transactional and regulatory work and may also include litigation or other work as assigned.

Here’s what you can expect to do: This position performs wide-ranging, highly complex professional legal work in the Civil Division.

-Provides general legal services and expert legal advice to the City Council, the Mayor’s Office, various City departments, divisions, offices, authorities, boards, commissions and committees. -Staffs meetings of the Saint Paul City Council, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Planning Commissions and other various boards and commissions of the City. -Drafts ordinances, resolutions, rules and policies. -Prepares legal opinions or memoranda. -Drafts and negotiates contracts, which may include real estate documents such as development agreements, easements, deeds, restrictive covenants, subordination agreements, leases, and loan and grant agreements. -Advises on Federal, State and City compliance requirements. -Represents the City of Saint Paul and its various departments, boards, and commissions in administrative cases and related matters. Plans, organizes, mentors, and leads the work of other employees in varying positions within the Civil Division as requested by the City Attorney, Deputy City Attorney, or Supervising Attorney. For more information and essential functions, see our Attorney job description.

Information Specific to this Position: The worksite for this position is at the St. Paul City Attorney's Office located in downtown Saint Paul. While some telework may be possible upon approval of the City Attorney, this position is not a remote position.

Our Benefits: We offer competitive wages, and a variety of excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid vacation and sick time.

Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: The City of Saint Paul is dedicated to dismantling systemic racial, cultural, and economic barriers that prevent people from fully enjoying and participating in our community and ensuring fairness in opportunities and outcomes for all individuals. At the City of Saint Paul, we want our workforce to reflect the diverse city that we serve. Our leaders are guided by an unapologetic equity agenda, which promotes the belief that true equity is building a city that works for all of us. We encourage you to apply as we are most interested in finding the best candidate for this job.


Candidates for positions as an Attorney will have at least a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and at least three years of experience as an Attorney at the entry to intermediate level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent. Preferred candidates will be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Continued employment as an Attorney is contingent upon maintaining such licensure.

Qualified candidates must have strong writing and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to maintain consistent professionalism.

City of Saint Paul

Contact: Cecilia Fisher
Phone 651-266-6500
25 W 4th St
200 City Hall Annex
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota 55102
Transit: No Transit