The Town of Braintree seeks a highly-motivated attorney to serve as a part-time Assistant Town Solicitor. Under the direction of the Town Solicitor, the Assistant Town Solicitor will represent the Town in legal proceedings and quasi-judicial or administrative proceedings before courts and regulatory agencies and to serve as legal counsel to the Mayor, department heads and other Town officials. Duties include conducting legal research, preparing legal opinions, preparing responses to public records requests and drafting and reviewing municipal contracts. Specific areas of responsibility include labor and employment, state ethics, open meeting law, public records law, public procurement, municipal finance, and other matters associated with municipal law.
J.D. with at least 3 years relevant legal experience. Experience in labor and employment law, plus public records and open meeting law at the municipal level preferred. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and admitted or eligible to practice in federal court. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, possess excellent judgment and have strong research and writing skills. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks in a collegial fast paced environment are also required. Attendance at night meetings, including the Town Council may be required. All work is to be performed at Braintree Town Hall, parents’ schedule welcome.
Interested individuals should forward their resume, cover letter and writing sample to:
Cindy DePina, Human Resources Director
Town of Braintree is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.