City Attorney

City of Georgetown | Georgetown, KY

Date Posted: 3/21/2023 1:28:35 PM



Under general legislative and executive direction, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs in the City Attorney's office. Performs more difficult and complex legal tasks. Performs related duties as required.


  • Essential: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the office. Performs legal research and prepares legal opinions for City. Prepares cases for trial; may appear in court as the legal representative for the City. Supervises the preparation of all ordinances, contracts and other legal documents of the City. Supervises and evaluates personnel assigned to office. Gives legal counsel and advice to legislative, administrative, supervisory personnel and individual employees regarding work related duties and responsibilities. Attends Council meetings and advises Mayor and Council during meeting. Studies existing and new legal publications. Works with attorneys retained by City for specific purposes.
  • Non-essential: None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Training and/or Experience: Graduation from an accredited law school supplemented by five years directly related work experience, preferably in municipal law.


Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern law and of local, state and federal court decisions affecting municipalities. Extensive knowledge of local Code of Ordinances. Extensive knowledge of public administration methods, procedures and practices. Abilities: Ability to prepare briefs and skill in presentation of cases before judicial bodies. Ability to supervise the work of personnel assigned to office. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with judicial system, City officers and employees, and the general public.


Must possess and maintain valid Commonwealth of Kentucky driver’s license. Must be admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



  • General. Processes: Complex.
  • Review of Work: General. Must report exceptions to Mayor.
  • Analytical Requirements: Directly affect policy of the city. Public/Internal Contact: Public 50%; internal 50%. Mental Effort: Heavy.
  • Work Environment: Office setting.
  • Interruptions: Constant. Physical Demands:
  • Lifting: Work is typically performed in an office setting requiring intermittent sitting, standing or stooping. Lifting objects (less than twenty-five pounds) is a requirement.
  • Use of Equipment: Normal office equipment (computer, telephone, copier, etc.)
  • Vehicle Operation: Must drive automobile. Drug Free Workplace Policy: All employees of the City shall be and remain drug and alcohol free at all times when working for the City or engaged in activities related to that work.

Salary Information: $79,000 - $117,000
Application Deadline: 03/31/2023

Please apply on

Megan Miller
Director of Human Resources
100 North Court Street
Georgetown, KY 40324

Phone: 502-867-3780
Fax: 502-867-7450