City of Santa Clara, CA

City Attorney

Filing Deadline: November 01, 2022
Valerie Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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Santa Clara lies at the center of the Silicon Valley just 45 miles south of San Francisco. The City of Santa Clara enjoys over 300 days of sunshine annually and beautiful tree-lined streets offer residents a wide array of pleasant neighborhoods. Residents have access to an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as multiple higher educational institutions.

The City of Santa Clara is seeking an experienced and confident legal professional with demonstrated expertise in a mid- to large-sized city or agency. The City Attorney will work collaboratively throughout the organization in an approachable, professional, and responsive manner. The City is seeking a candidate with municipal law experience that is ethical, impartial, and honest. The desired candidate is able to think quickly on their feet and make sound decisions. A driven problem solver that’s not afraid to roll up their sleeves to help the City accomplish their goals is sought. The new City Attorney will be innovative, driven, and proactive with a high emotional intelligence and will have the ability to guide Council while remaining neutral and non-partisan. The City’s involvement with Silicon Valley Power, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, the Santa Clara Convention Center, and Related Santa Clara Project presents intriguing intersections of law and policy.

The salary and benefits for the City Attorney are dependent on qualifications and determined by City Council upon appointment. The City provides its employees with access to competitive benefits packages. Candidates eligible for appointment as City Attorney must have been admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of California and shall have practiced law for at least four years immediately prior to their appointment.