Dallas City Attorney

The Dallas City Attorney's Office regularly seeks outstanding legal secretaries, legal assistants, other support staff, and licensed attorneys for its exciting and challenging law practice. The following opportunities are available at this moment:

Licensed Attorney Positions

Assistant City Attorney - Prosecution Section

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking energetic attorneys for its municipal prosecution section.  Each applicant must have an interest in criminal prosecution, be a self-starter, hardworking, prompt, organized, and possess the ability to manage a fast paced court docket each day.

Duties include prosecuting city ordinance offenses, Texas Transportation Code offenses and Texas Penal Code Class “C” misdemeanor offenses in Dallas Municipal Court.  Duties also include court preparation, researching relevant case law, arguing, filing and responding to motions filed with the court and occasional minor appellate work.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and have at least one year of experience as a practicing attorney.  Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary is $57,435 plus benefits.  The position will remain open until filled.

Send resume to:
Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
Fax resume to 214-670-0622 or email resume to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquiries, please


Other Positions

Social Services Coordinator (Veterans)

The Social Services Coordinator reports to the City of Dallas Community Courts Social Services Supervisor and is responsible for conducting assessments of potential participants and long-term case management of accepted participants the City of Dallas Veteran’s Treatment Court, a specialty court that focuses on Veterans charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses who suffer from alcohol, substance abuse, mental health, or dual diagnosis problems that contribute to their criminogenic behaviors.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.      Receive participant referrals from Court staff, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals and other Court partners and schedule potential participants for their initial assessment.
2.      Conduct a risk-needs assessment on all individuals referred to the court and review the findings of the assessment to determine each individual’s eligibility to participate in the Court program.
3.      Administer the GAIN (or similar assessment tool) to all participants deemed eligible for the court and input assessment information into case management system.
4.      Meet in-person with individual participants on a regular basis to formally and informally reassess their needs, coordinate services, and make appropriate referrals. Provide crisis intervention services, if required. Assist participants with life skills such as time management, job search/placement, and budgeting. Research employment and job training opportunities for participants and make related referrals.
5.      Collect, create and/or maintain participant case files, assessment information, referrals and other related materials.
6.      Attend all court dockets and staffing meetings and be prepared to provide case management-related information to Judge and/or staffing team members.
7.      Respond to potential participants’ and court partners’ requests for assistance and/or information in a timely and thorough manner. 
8.      Coordinate with other internal and external staff and programs so that opportunities for participants can be maximized.
9.      Maintain close professional relationships with local service providers that serve the veteran population.
10.  Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
11.  Regularly keep court manager updated regarding activities.
12.  Perform related duties as assigned.

The Social Services Coordinator must ensure that activities and services are documented appropriately in paper and electronic files.

Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, or related field or equivalent experience working in social services, probation or related fields. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Special consideration will be given to qualified applicants with prior experience working with United States military veterans and to applicants who are United States military veterans. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

Please note: This is an at-will, grant-funded position that is subject to the yearly renewal of grant funding. No other funding is currently available to fund this position if grant funds are not renewed.

Please send resume to:

Tamera Barton Tignor
1500 Marilla, Suite 7DN
Dallas, Texas   75201
Tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com (preferred method)

No Phone Calls Please


Calendar Clerk

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced calendar clerk. Previous legal calendar experience preferred. Job duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining the calendar for several attorneys; scheduling depositions and sending notices; updating and distributing the daily calendar; attending the weekly calendar meeting; Must possess excellent written and verbal skills. Proficient computer skills and professional telephone etiquette a must. Attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and be a team player with a positive attitude are essential.

Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office practice and people are available at www.dallascityattorney.com. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The position comes with standard city benefits but is exempt from civil service protections.  Consent to and passing a background check will be a condition of employment.  The position will remain open until filled.

The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit resume to:

Tamera Barton Tignor
Law Office Manager
Dallas City Attorney’s Office
1500 Marilla, Suite 7DN
Dallas, Texas 75201
Tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com (preferred method)
(214) 670-0622 (Fax)
No phone calls please

IT Analyst Position - Full Time

The IT Analyst will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration/migration, operation, and maintenance of systems software and applications used by the City Attorney’s office. The IT Analyst will participate in technical research to enable continuing innovation within the IT team. They will ensure that operating systems, software, servers and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain and support Microsoft servers configured to perform the following roles; Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Print Services, File Sharing services and SQL. The majority of these servers are setup to run under a virtual environment.
  • Provide end-user PC support through best customer service practices.
  • Provides general assistance to users in the operation and understanding of general office computer programs.
  • Performs configuration/ installation and troubleshooting of PC hardware and software, including laptops, desktops, printers.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows based operating systems, MS Office & Outlook products and provide application support to end-users, including the backup, recovery and migration of end-user data.
  • Supports hardware and software testing.
  • Diagnose software and hardware errors and compatibility issues.
  • Provides end-user training and knowledge documentation.
  • Provides desktop support for hub locations and remote offices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public.
  • Ordinarily, IT Analysts work 40 hours per week, but occasionally deadlines or computer problems could require evening and weekend work.


  • Technical training in an Information Technology related field plus two years’ experience in a similar role.
  • BS or BA degree in an Information Technology related field is desirable.
  • Microsoft Certifications desirable.

Experience with the following:

  • Microsoft domain and Network administrator
  • Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policies
  • DHCP, DNS and IIS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint
  • VM Ware
  • Deploying client OS and Virtual machines from standard template and images using Microsoft and VM Ware products
  • Experience with LAN and WAN networking technologies
  • Experience with Backup processes and Disaster Recovery plans
  • Experience working in a legal office environment is a plus
Send resume to:
Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
No Phone Calls Please