City of Fremont
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Job Description
The City of Fremont is seeking an employment law attorney to join its legal team. Under the direction of the City Attorney, this position will be focused on employment law including personnel matters and labor relations. The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Council, City advisory bodies, and City staff on the legal propriety of proposed municipal actions. The City Attorney’s Office is a five-attorney office and also includes the Risk Management Division responsible for administration of claims filed against the City, the workers’ compensation program, insurance program, and employee safety program. The Deputy City Attorney reports to the City Attorney and will be the primary point of contact to provide legal advice and opinions to the City operating departments and associated staff members on employment related issues. In addition to employment law, this position is well suited to an individual who also has a working knowledge of municipal law basics, including the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act. In addition to California laws, specific knowledge of Federal employment laws, and policies including anti-discrimination laws is also desired.
Requires a Juris Doctorate and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California. Candidates should have at least 3 years of experience providing employment law to governmental agencies, typically, working in the office of a city attorney, county counsel, special district counsel, or a private law firm providing legal services to local government clients. Experience as a litigator or dealing with administrative proceedings is highly desirable.
The annual salary range for this position is $140,435 to $189,580 DOQE. The City of Fremont also offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS Retirement.
Interested candidates should apply by Monday, April 24, 2023. Apply by submitting a cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Additionally, requesting a specific date/time to discuss this career opportunity may be arranged by sending an email to: scheduling@ralphandersen.com.
Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/deputy-city-attorney-fremont-ca/.