The City of Brentwood is one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing and most dynamic communities. Located approximately 60 miles east of San Francisco in Eastern Contra Costa County, Brentwood has grown from a small agricultural community of 7,500 just over three decades ago to its current population of roughly 64,000 residents. Under the stewardship of the City Council, staff, and community leaders, the City has been carefully planned with tree lined residential neighborhoods, new schools, award-winning parks, an extensive network of walking trails, retail shops, and a quaint downtown. The City Attorney’s Office is a collegial work environment, which provides legal advice and services to the City Council, City officials, staff, departments, boards and commissions, and assists the City Council in achieving its goals in accordance with all applicable legal requirements.
The Assistant City Attorney is appointed by and works in partnership with the City Attorney. An integral member of the City’s management team, the Assistant City Attorney is an exempt, at-will position and serves at the discretion of the City Attorney. The ideal candidate will be an experienced team-player who is collaborative, dependable, ethical, and has a proven record of providing competent and practical legal advice on a range of municipal law topics. Candidates who bring experience in land use, real property, public contracting, agreement drafting, and knowledge of personnel law will be favorably considered. The salary range for the Assistant City Attorney is $168,204 - $204,454. The City offers a comprehensive benefit plan including: PERS 2% @ 62 retirement (2% @ 60 for “classic members”), generous leave allowances (including 16 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 days of personal time off per year), 15 paid holidays, longevity incentive, matching (up to $110/month) + 4% salary for deferred compensation, an optional 9/80 work schedule, bi-lingual pay, a Flexible Benefits Plan, and very competitive health/dental/vision and life insurance programs.