Job Opening - City Attorney for the City of Yazoo City

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Job Opening - City Attorney for the City of Yazoo City

Job Opening - City Attorney for the City of Yazoo City

January 18, 2017

Job Vacancy Announcement


City Attorney – City of Yazoo City (City Hall), Mississippi 39194

Posting Date:  January 18, 2017                                                        Closing Date:  Open until filled

The City of Yazoo City is seeking a City Attorney (Individual or Firm) to provide professional legal services to the City. The Attorney will assume all duties and responsibilities of the regular city attorney (excluding city prosecutor.) These duties include attending all board meetings and special meetings as required. The Attorney will be involved in drafting orders and resolutions. Ordinances shall be written and reviewed to assure they are followed at all times and updated.  All contracts terms and agreements of and with the city shall be reviewed to assure terms meet conditions required by city government.

 The Attorney provides legal support to City officials and departments.   Perform all duties as are typically associated with a position of this nature including representing the city and its officials in litigation wherein insurance does not provide representation.

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.




 Training: A Juris Doctorate degree from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association.


Experience: Eight (8) years of extensive experience practicing law, preferably in municipal law and government law, including trial work and legal research.


Preferred Licenses or Certificates:

Must be a licensed attorney and a member of the Mississippi Bar.  License to practice before State (required), Federal District (required), and Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (preferred).


Pre-Employment Requirements:   If accepted, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug

Screening by a physician designated by the City of Yazoo City will be conducted.


How to Apply:  Resume may be submitted to  For additional information contact 662-746-3234.  Resumes may also be mailed to Yazoo City Mayor, PO Box 689. Yazoo City, MS 39194.  


**The City of Yazoo City is an equal opportunity employer**


For additional information contact 662-746-3234.

Resumes may also be mailed to:
Yazoo City Mayor
PO Box 689
Yazoo City, MS 39194