City of Bay St. Louis - Job Opening for City Attorney

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City of Bay St. Louis - Job Opening for City Attorney

City of Bay St. Louis - Job Opening for City Attorney

December 12, 2017

The City of Bay St Louis is seeking to hire an attorney.  The candidate will work under the direction of the Mayor and City Council. The City Attorney is the legal adviser and attorney for all officials, officers, and departments of the City and represents the City in all litigation and proceedings.

Work involves drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, and contracts prior to consideration by the City Council to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws. Emphasis is placed on municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation. Duties include researching/preparing oral and written legal opinions for City Council, Mayor, Department Heads, staff, committees, commissions and boards, and preparing city ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents involving the City.

Should have 10+ years of experience. Must have knowledge of labor relations, civil litigation, municipal, state, federal and constitutional law affecting municipal government. Must be skillful in managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment, providing coaching to improve staff performance and understanding/applying City policies and procedures. Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from an accredited law school. 10 years experience in municipal law is preferred.  Must be licensed by the State Bar of Mississippi.


Resumes and cover letter should be emailed to AND to

or hand-delivered to the:

Office of the Mayor
Bay St. Louis City Hall
688 Hwy 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

by 5:00 p.m. on December 15th, 2017 for consideration.


Sissy Gonzales
City Clerk
City of Bay St. Louis
(228) 466-5447