City of Atlanta (Georgia) Department of Law - Deputy Division Chief (Contracts Team)

Deputy Division Chief – Contracts Team

Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

General Description

The Deputy Division Chief is responsible to manage all legal aspects of the City’s procurement-to-contract process. Duties include supervising a Team of attorneys grouped to support the development of the City’s contractual relationships through to contract execution.

The Deputy Division Chief serves as the lead resource for the legal review and provision of advice and counsel on the City’s competitive bid and alternative sourcing processes, development and review of procurement-related legislation on behalf of clients, management of bid protests and appeals, as well as the drafting, review, negotiation and revision of procurement contracts, including construction contracts, general services agreements, professional services agreements, technology services agreements, inbound and outbound grants agreements, cooperative agreements and other City contracts; the modification of such contracts, and the resolution and/or escalation of disputes regarding such contracts.

The Deputy Division Chief also plans for the long-term talent needs of the Contracts Management Services Team and identifies, coaches, and mentors employees. A significant aspect of the role is the development and support of tools and strategies that drive improved legal support for the procurement contracting process, including the development and continual enhancement of templates, playbooks and other tools that assist the Team and ensure their highest level of productivity. Must have exceptional research, drafting and negotiation skills; have ability to deliver presentations to various internal audiences regarding procurement and contract matters, present to external audiences on bid protests and appeals; and make strategic recommendations on mediation, arbitration and/or litigation resulting from procurement contract disputes.

In addition, the Deputy Division Chief establishes organizational strategy and policy within required legislative or executive limitations and modifies organization of the Contracts Management Services Team to achieve objectives. Success in the role will be measured by your ability to appropriately compile and manage the Team while delivering quality contracts and appropriate legal advice and counsel on procurement matters in a collaborative, professional and timely manner.


Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate degree required.
  • Must be a member of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or the ability to obtain membership within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must have fifteen (15) plus years of post-graduate procurement and contracting experience and have progressive responsibility managing people and workflow.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in municipal, county, and/or constitutional law.
  • Demonstrated experience with construction law is a plus.

Application Instructions

Interested parties should apply online by visiting the City of Atlanta website at or directly at