City of Richmond, California
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City of Richmond, California

Senior Assistant City Attorney / Assistant City Attorney / Deputy City Attorney
Annual salary range: $101,892 to $199,464
Final filing date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

The City of Richmond is excited to offer three distinct opportunities for attorneys of varying experience levels. Whether you are eager to gain experience, seek leadership opportunities, or looking to showcase your expertise, the City of Richmond provides a dynamic platform for your legal career. All three positions are at-will positions, serving at the pleasure of the City Attorney. The positions are distinguished by increased responsibilities and complexity as well as the greater degree of independence and decision-making abilities.

Strategically minded, the ideal attorney(s) see the bigger picture and can dissect complex legal issues, analyze multifaceted situations, and formulate comprehensive strategies that lead to successful outcomes. The successful candidate(s) will have the demonstrated ability to pivot and apply changes to priorities as necessary. They can articulate complex legal concepts clearly and concisely, ensuring that departments are informed and empowered to make informed decisions. The ideal candidate(s) will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Labor and employment law
  • Real estate and housing related matters
  • Public safety related matters
  • Land use and CEQA
  • Contract law
  • Code Enforcement
  • Public Records Act

Incorporated in 1905, Richmond is a full-service city, providing a full range of municipal services including: police and fire protection; stormwater and municipal sewer systems; deep water port; and library services. Operating under a Council-Manager form of government, with a Mayor and six City Council members, Richmond is one of the most progressive city governments in California. The City is supported by approximately 740 allocated FTEs and a FY 2023-24 General Fund budget of approximately $225 million.

The annual compensation for each position is:

  • Senior Assistant City Attorney: $125,304 - $199,464
  • Assistant City Attorney: $113,700 - $180,984
  • Deputy City Attorney: $101,892 - $162,204

Placement within the range will be dependent upon the experience and qualifications of the applicant. The City of Richmond is prepared to pay above the mid-point for top contenders.

Please click on the link below to submit your resume and cover letter that explains how your experience, education, and training, make you a strong candidate for Senior Assistant Attorney, Assistant City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney. A resume and cover letter must be included to be considered for one of the three positions. Please be sure to include your active California Bar Association number: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/richmondca/jobs/4197336/senior-assistant-assistant-deputy-city-attorney

For more information contact:

Edward F. Sisson
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3362

To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://online.flipbuilder.com/kper/hkof
City of Richmond website: https://ci.richmond.ca.us

The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.