Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa (estimated population 175,000) is the county seat of Sonoma County and the urban heart of wine country. Santa Rosa boasts internationally recognized restaurants, vintners and breweries, enjoys world-class biking and hiking, and offers a vibrant and growing arts and music scene. The Chief Assistant City Attorney is a newly created management position. The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced public entity lawyer with management or supervisorial experience, as well as experience in working with Councils, Boards or Commissions. He or she will have a successful track record addressing a broad spectrum of municipal legal matters, able to provide effective and practical advice, and to facilitate legal solutions. Areas of desired expertise include labor and employment, complex public contracting and/or municipal finance. A talented legal advisor with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills who thrives in an active and complex environment; possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to explain highly complex issues in a straightforward and understandable fashion; demonstrates a track record of quickly establishing credibility and building highly effective relationships with staff, elected officials, and the public; and is well prepared to participate in the management of a high-profile department, will be ideal. Minimum qualifications include seven (7) or more years of experience performing duties comparable to those of an Assistant City Attorney in the City of Santa Rosa, five (5) of which are with or in support of a public agency; and possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or the equivalent. Active membership in the State Bar of California and ability to gain admission to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California are required. The salary range for the incoming Chief Assistant City Attorney is $156,070 - $195,014 annually, DOQ.
The City of Santa Rosa is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment-related reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.