Kaysville City
  • Kaysville, UT, USA
  • 30.00-30.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

This is not a benefited position.

Position: Assistant City Attorney

Department: Legal

Pay Range: $30.00

Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

Open Date: 02/02/23

Closing Date: Open Until Position is Filled - First review of applications 02/17/23


Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Attorney. Performs entry to journey-level professional duties as required to carry out the efficient and effective litigation of civil or criminal cases and the ongoing legal processes of city government. Represents Kaysville City in assigned legal matters as a plaintiff or defendant. May provide supervision to support staff assigned to the Legal Department on a project-by-project basis.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for prosecuting Kaysville City's misdemeanor Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Strangulation cases.

This is a part-time grant-funded position. No benefits are being provided with this position.


The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list, additional tasks may be assigned as needed.

  1. Promotes and follows the City's mission statement, values, and expectations.
  2. Prosecutes criminal cases as assigned; represents the city of Kaysville in prosecution of various criminal and (as directed) civil cases; institutes arrest proceedings; prepares case materials; participates in various examinations processes such as discovery and briefings; researches and writes briefs; appears in court and presents evidence and arguments.
  3. Monitors and reviews activities in the city when assigned to assure compliance with statutory and legal requirements.
  4. Evaluates assigned department policies and procedures and develop changes consistent with legal requirements and current management practices; attend workshops and professional seminars to keep current on legal issues.
  5. Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  1. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university


2. The ability to obtain a Juris Doctor degree by 08/01/2023, AND the ability to practice under the Temporary Practice rules of the Utah State Bar.


  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; legal administrative procedures including the rules of civil and criminal procedure and evidence; the principles, methods, materials, and practices used in legal research; Utah Code, constitutional provisions, and local ordinances as they apply to city government and its operation; case law related to a variety of city government subjects; criminal law issues.
  • Ability to analyze and draft legal documents and propose legislation; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city and court officials, employees, and the public; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.


  • Must possess a license to practice law in the State of Utah OR Obtain that license within 6 months from the date of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Utah State Driver's License and meet the requirements of the City's Motor Vehicle Policy.


Audio and visual equipment, computer, calculator, telephone, printers, scanners, and copier. Must be able to receive and send emails, texts, and other messages from a mobile device.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical: Typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, and finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, and creative problem-solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance. Position subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


No benefits are being provided with this position.


Applicants are required to complete Kaysville City's online job application at www.kaysvillecity.com. Please also submit a resume, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Questions about the position or the application process? Contact the Kaysville City Human Resources Department at (801) 546-1235 or HR@Kaysville.gov.

Kaysville City is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.

NOTE: Kaysville City employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and/or general reference check.

Employees required to drive a motor vehicle as an essential job duty will be required to successfully complete a motor vehicle record (MVR) check following a conditional offer of employment.

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