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The City of Bluefield is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable professional for the position of City Solicitor. The City of Bluefield utilizes a city-manager form of government with a Board of Directors consisting of five members elected to staggered four-year terms. The City Solicitor conducts the legal business of the city and is responsible for all legal matters in which the city may have an interest. The individual is under the direction of the Board of Directors, works alongside other board officers, and assists city employees. The City Solicitor is the legal adviser for all officials, officers, and departments of the city and represents the city in all litigation and proceedings. Work includes, but is not limited to: drafting and reviewing ordinances, crafting resolutions, assisting in the development of policies and procedures, draft and review contracts, and completing other duties that may arise or are assigned. Knowledge of municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation are expected. Applicants should have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, experience as a municipal attorney is preferred but not mandatory, and must be licensed by the West Virginia State Bar and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. The selected applicant is encouraged to establish residency in the corporate limits of the City of Bluefield upon employment.

The City of Bluefield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, send a cover letter with resume, proof of licensing, and salary requirements by email to or mail to: City Clerk, City of Bluefield, 200 Rogers Street Bluefield, WV 24701.