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Top 3 Cool Jobs This Week: City Gigs

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on September 09, 2016 12:57 PM

Are you interested in a governmental gig but not down with joining the feds in D.C.? Does your state capital make you yawn? Not inspired by the thought of clocking in at the U.N.? Maybe you need to start working for the city.

As part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest jobs we could find this week -- all in city government in shining metropolises throughout the U.S.

1. Assistant City Attorney, Land Use, Seattle

Seattle is growing. The city's tech boom has brought thousands of new residents to the Emerald City, and dozens of new building projects to accommodate them, from residential towers to Amazonian bubbles. On top of that, the city continues to expand its light rail, build affordable housing, and send massive boring machines to roam beneath its city streets. And all of that growth means significant growth in city land use issues.

The city is currently looking for a new land use attorney to join the Land Use Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office. As an attorney for Seattle, you'd help advise city policy makers and administrators on land use issues, counsel the city on local, state, and federal laws, and defend city laws and decisions in courts.

2. Assistant City Attorney, Fort Worth

The city of Fort Worth, Texas describes itself as "the employer of choice for anyone who is seeking to perform legal work in the public sector." And they've got the cites to prove it. This listing brags that Fort Worth has the nation's most livable downtown, one of its best real estate markets, and the second best job market for job seekers.

But what about the work? As an assistant city attorney in Fort Worth, you'd be dealing primarily with public records requests, with additional work in transaction practice or litigation, depending on your interests.

3. Deputy General Counsel, Office of Administrative Trails and Hearings, NYC

The City of New York's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is looking for a deputy general counsel to help guide OATH through a period of rapid growth. As OATH's deputy GC, you'd supervise a team of four attorneys on matters as diverse as state and federal litigation, contract drafting, and legal guidance. And you'll have a chance to shape the office for years to come, by establishing standard policies and procedures for the agency.

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