$92,709.73 - $112,689.26 Annually
04/19/2021 05:00 PM PDT
THE CITY OF VALLEJO
The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo’s delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer’s market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America’s only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks.
The Office of the City Attorney provides timely, efficient and high quality legal services, advice and support to the City Council and the City Administration. The Department advances, supports and defends the interests of the City and its missions and goals while remaining dedicated to the principles of professionalism, ethical behavior and accountability.
The Neighborhood Law Program, collaborating with City Departments, outside governmental agencies, and the residents of Vallejo, brings the community, legal resources and remedies together to address quality of life issues.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.
The Office of the City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative, community-oriented Deputy City Attorney interested in public service through the Neighborhood Law Program (NLP).
This position focuses on litigation and problem solving quality of life issues in Vallejo. The NLP prosecutes cases involving illegal dumping, blight, red light abatement, public safety, and general public nuisance. The selected attorney will represent the City in administrative hearings and state court and conduct legal research to provide advice to various City Departments. The ideal candidate demonstrates an interest in prosecuting public nuisance cases, providing advice to City Departments, and defending the City in public safety litigation on an as needed basis.
The NLP represents the City of Vallejo and works in collaboration with community groups, neighbors, and public agencies to achieve the common goal of improving the quality of life for Vallejo residents. The attorneys will work with grass-roots community groups and other government agencies to identify and resolve public nuisances.
The ideal Deputy City Attorney assigned to the NLP is an innovative, community-oriented, self-starter who is civic-minded and passionate about public service. The perfect candidate is someone interested in practicing municipal law through affirmative public nuisance litigation and advice work. Ideally, the Deputy City Attorney would focus on this work and be open to defending the City in public safety litigation when needed. The selected candidate will work under a supervising attorney.
Prior experience in litigation, background in municipal law, strong legal research and writing, oral argument, ordinance drafting, and a commitment to public interest law are desirable qualifications.
Typical litigation tasks include:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
The Recruitment & Selection Process
1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 19, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered.
2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of April 19. 2021.
3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified may have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts and/or be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. Candidates who are deemed to be the best qualified will be invited to take part in an assessment process which may consist of written, online, oral, or performance exercises. Candidates invited to the assessment process will be notified by email of the date, time, and location of the assessment.
4. Candidates who are successful in the assessment process will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list). Candidates will then be referred at the department’s discretion. The Department will conduct all final interviews and make the final candidate selection for this position.
555 Santa Clara St
Vallejo, CA 94589