City of Alameda , California
$180,113.00 - $218,927.00 Annually
09/30/2020 05:00 PM PDT
The City Attorney’s Office
The City Attorney’s Office strives to provide the highest level of legal representation to the City of Alameda. In house attorneys advise the City Council, City Manager, and City staff on the legal aspects of City actions, seeking to guide the City in achieving its objectives legally, ethically, and effectively. They also conduct litigation on behalf of the City, seeking to vigorously, ethically, and justly advance the interests of the people of Alameda and the State of California. Examples of their work include:
Position and Ideal Candidate
The Chief Assistant City Attorney is a management position within the City Attorney’s Office. The Chief Assistant will assist the City Attorney in the oversight of the Office, will have primary responsibility to act for the City Attorney in the City Attorney’s absence, and will provide professional legal services to the City.
Depending on qualification and interest of the successful candidate, the Chief Assistant may engage in sophisticated policy and transactional matters, provide direction and counsel regarding sensitive labor and employment issues, and represent the City in complex litigation.
This position is expected to have diverse responsibilities under the supervision of the City Attorney. Responsibilities may include:
The ideal candidate for the Chief Assistant City Attorney position will be an experienced attorney with management or supervisorial experience. The attorney will have a strong track record addressing a broad spectrum of legal and business matters, able to provide effective and practical guidance and to facilitate positive legal solutions. Experience in areas of litigation (especially jury trial and/or appellate experiences), land use, CEQA, labor and employment, complex public contracting, and/or municipal finance is desirable.
The ideal candidate will be a talented litigator and legal advisor with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills who thrives in an active and innovative environment; possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain complicated issues in a straightforward and understandable fashion; demonstrates a track of quickly establishing credibility and building highly effective relationships with staff, elected officials, and the public; is a collaborative and creative problem-solver, has unquestionable integrity and ethics, and is well prepared to participate in the management of a high-functioning office. Depending upon other qualifications, Municipal Law experience is not specifically required.
Minimum qualifications include ten (10) or more years of legal experience and possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or the equivalent. Active membership in the State Bar of California and ability to gain admission to practice in Federal courts are required.
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