Located in Hall County and the fourth largest City in Nebraska, the City of Grand Island is a growing and vibrant community of approximately 50,000 residents.

The City of Grand Island is a First-Class City. The City operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. A 10-member Council is comprised of two representatives from each of five voting wards.  The Mayor is the Chief Executive officer of the City and is elected by the citizens at-large for a four-year term. The City Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative officer of the City and is charged with the day-to-day responsibilities of the City.  The City is supported by a FY 2021-22 budget of approximately $260 million and 570 employees.

The City Attorney plans, directs, and participates in the provision of complex professional legal services to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City departments and various boards and commissions. The City Attorney performs administrative work in directing the legal activities of the City; provide policy, technical and administrative support.  This position is considered a statutory officer of the City of Grand Island and is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The City Attorney shall hold office until the end of the Mayor’s term.

A Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law is required. The successful candidate will be admitted as a licensed attorney in Nebraska, but not necessarily be a current resident of the state at the time of hire. The ideal candidate will have a background that includes experience as a municipal law attorney including trial. In addition, the preferred candidate will possess exceptional skills in negotiation, written and oral communications, and development of legal documents. The City of Grand Island requires that the selected individual be a resident of the City of Grand Island.

The salary range is $116,786 to $161,107, based on experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. The city also offers an excellent benefit package.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at: https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/3053. This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on January 27, 2022. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at Patty.Heminover@bakertilly.com or at 651-968-7841. Posted January 11, 2022. 

Grand Island, NE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.