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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$55,879.68 - $100,936.98 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Unclassified

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Opening Date


Closing Date

9/14/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

This position reports, in person, to the City Solicitor's Office in the Law Department.

Job Description: Collections Attorney

The City of Cincinnati Solicitor’s Office is seeking a civil litigation attorney to join its Collections Division, which focuses on the recovery of funds owed to the City. The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience as a plaintiffs’ attorney, with knowledge of litigation, collection procedures, post-judgment remedies, and foreclosure/real estate. Bankruptcy knowledge and experience are preferred. Excellent writing, reasoning, and analytical skills, and the ability to interact well with the City administration, elected officials, community stakeholders, and the general public, plus a commitment to being engaged in public interest work are essential. Candidates must be currently licensed to practice law in Ohio. The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. The salary for the position will be competitive commensurate with experience and skill set.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Below is illustrative only. Any one position may not require all the listed KSAS nor do the listed examples include all the KSAS that may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Modern principles and practices of public law.

Basic methods of public administration.

Legal principles, practices and procedures of civil and administrative law.

Knowledge and experience in legal research and asset location.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations and their past applications.

Highly developed legal writing and negotiation skills.

Ethical standards as applied to the City Solicitor's Office.

Ability To

Prepare clear and concise legal documents.

Present cases in court.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Research legal issues through various computer programs and applications.

Interact with elected officials, City administration, and the general public.

Required Education And Experience

Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited academic institution.

Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience managing outside counsel.

Experience working within or closely with a governmental organization or other complex organization.

Experience negotiating settlements and agreements.

Experience in real estate transactions in the State of Ohio, and preferably in Hamilton County, Ohio

Background in bankruptcy, either debtor or creditor side.

Please attach your resume and letter of interest to your application.

Working and Physical Conditions



(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Preparation and organization of civil collections litigation: prepare, negotiate, review, and edit documents providing for the collections of funds owed to the City at all levels of state court.

Court appearances: attend court as needed to prosecute civil claims on behalf of the City at all levels of state court.


Research legal questions as required.

Assist in providing various written legal opinions to City departments.

Appear in court and administrative proceedings to represent the City's interests as required.

Coordinate office activities with those of other departments, outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Solicitor; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Review legal publications to keep abreast of current legal issues and cases; attend seminars to keep abreast of new laws.

Prepare various legal memoranda and correspondence.

Respond to citizen complaints.

Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional groups and committees including private mediation programs.

Environmental Conditions

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Work in an office setting plus remote work; exposure to computer screens; need to work closely with others.

Physical Conditions

Duties require maintaining physical conditions necessary for standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

HR Contact: April Jones,

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202