Assistant City Solicitor

  • City of Pittsburgh Careers
  • 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Feb 06, 2018
Full time Legal Public Sector

Job Description

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Qualifying Requirements:
Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show four (4) or more years of full-time, paid experience as a licensed attorney in litigation and must have tried multiple jury trials from motions to post-trial motions.  (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.  Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school in the U.S. and a current Pennsylvania license (must have passed the Pennsylvania State Bar Examination).  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).
    • Must provide a sample brief.
  • EQUIVALENCY:  None permitted for this position.  Therefore, no education/training and/or work experience may be substituted toward the qualifying requirements listed above.


If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s).  You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position.  Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written:  None required for this position.
  • Performance:  None required for this position.
  • Medical:  None required for this position.


  • Represents City in State and Federal civil litigation proceedings brought on behalf or against the City including its City officials, or City employees.
  • Researches legal issues and prepares legal memorandum and correspondence.
  • Maintains and develops expertise about laws, regulations and court decisions affecting municipal and tort legal issues.
  • Conducts depositions, trials and appeals of proceedings in State and federal courts regarding allegations of constitutional violations, tort claims or any other cause of action.
  • Performs activities and functions of related and other related tasks and duties as assigned or required by the City Solicitor.