City Attorney

The City of Clarksdale, MS, (pop. 17,962) is seeking a highly visible, full time city attorney,  to lead the legal department with a paralegal. This position is under the general direction to act as legal advisor and counsel to the Mayor, Board of Commissioners and City departments; provide legal advice to guide City policies, decisions and activities; drafts and interprets City ordinances, and resolutions; negotiates real property acquisitions; participates in the City’s short and long range planning to insure proper consideration of legal issues. The ideal candidate will have experience with issues facing a rural community, strong leadership and supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and will enjoy being part of a local government team striving to serve the citizens and community. A minimum of five years of municipal experience in criminal and civil matters, land use, transportation and general municipal law, including increasingly responsible legal management and administrative duties is required. A law degree with admission to practice law in the State of Mississippi is required. The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a MS drivers license. The City offers a competitive benefit package with a salary of $115,000.00. A detailed job description is available upon request. Resumes accepted no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018. Please direct a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements and at least five references to: Cathy Clark, City Clerk, City of Clarksdale, P.O. Box 940, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or E-mail: