Chief Assistant City Attorney

City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 120,000. The City is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 200-year history and maritime heritage. With a mild year-round climate and easy access to varied recreational opportunities, residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer.

The Chief Assistant City Attorney is appointed by the City Attorney and serves as an integral member of the City’s management team.  In partnering with the City Attorney, the Chief Assistant will oversee advisory and transactional legal services provided by the department, and serve as staff to the Civil Service Commission.  The Chief Assistant and the City Attorney also work together in providing expertise and experience to mentor a high-performing public law office of talented and ambitious professionals who value the “family” atmosphere of the Vallejo City Attorney’s office.  The variety and complexity of legal considerations within Vallejo provide the legal team with both a challenging and rewarding array of issues to address.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify would be: five years practicing law (including at least three years managing attorneys), in civil litigation, advisory and transactional practice areas. Experience providing direct service to municipal clients, either in a public agency law office or in a private firm that has contracted with a public agency law office for legal services. Active California Bar membership and a JD degree from an accredited school of law are required. The salary range is currently under review (the existing range is $156.083 - $189,720). To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by September 21, 2018.


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