City of Downey, CA

City Attorney

Filing Deadline: June 26, 2023
Valerie Phillips

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

Detailed Description : PDF

The City of Downey is a dynamic and diverse community located in the heart of Los Angeles County. More than 113,000 residents are proud to reside in the City due to its nationally recognized schools, numerous well-kept parks, and various amenities, including a regional mall, major shopping and business centers, the Downey Theatre, Downey Library and the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The City’s values include integrity, commitment, respect, teamwork, engagement, passion, and excellence. The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to represent the City with the utmost professionalism and integrity, to provide the highest quality legal services to the City, and to arrive at creative solutions which effectively address the issues affecting residents and businesses. The City is seeking an ethical, trustworthy, and politically astute candidate to serve as the next City Attorney. The ideal candidate is solution oriented with a fair, but firm approach. Candidates with a high degree of professionalism and knowledge of organizational and management practices are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is a seasoned problem solver with the ability to provide sound level advice to the City Council, boards, committees, commissions, City Manager and staff. Qualified candidates possess the equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law, as well as six (6) years of practice in the field of public agency law, including six (6) years of management and/or administrative experience in public agency law. Possession of a State Bar License is required.

The monthly salary range for the City Attorney is $16,270.90 to $19,870.20. Placement within this range is dependent on experience and qualifications. The City also offers a generous benefits package.