City Attorney

City of Tracy

With a population of over 85,000 residents, the City of Tracy lies at the intersection of its past and its future. Tracy is a gateway to the Bay Area. Tracy’s centralized location offers easy freeway access to the vast recreational resources of the Bay Delta, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay Area. Tracy is a thriving industrial, commercial, and residential community based on well-planned growth and progress.  Residents take pride in their City. This pride is reflected in Tracy’s small town character, numerous beautiful parks, wide tree-lined streets, a low crime rate, quality schools and affordable housing.

The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council, and is a vital part of the City’s executive team. The City Attorney oversees an active, engaged and highly effective legal office that includes one Assistant City Attorney, one Deputy City Attorney and one Legal Secretary. The City Attorney’s Office performs the traditional legal functions of a general law city by prosecuting violations of the municipal code, initiating and defending litigation (often through outside counsel) and providing legal guidance, advice, and counsel to the City Council, City Manager, department heads, and the full range of City Boards and Commissions regarding legal issues associated with a dynamic and progressive city.  The City Attorney will maintain and strengthen the highly positive work relationships that currently exist within city operations, by developing and maintaining active lines of communication to inform and update internal clients on various legal issues.

Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law, familiarity with the City Attorney role and a collaborative problem solving style are critical aspects of this position.  The new City Attorney must be especially adept in dealing in complex land use and environmental regulations.  Preferred qualifications for this position are seven or more years of California experience in the practice of municipal law.  Experience at the City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney level and/or experience managing a team of lawyers is also preferred. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with current membership in the California State Bar is required.  The salary is open and negotiable depending on qualifications.  To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by June 23, 2017.

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