Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, CA

General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer

Filing Deadline: June 04, 2024
Valerie Phillips

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

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The East Bay of the “San Francisco Bay Area” is noted for its diverse culture, vibrant neighborhoods, economic opportunities, and natural beauty. The City of Oakland is the metropolitan focal point of the exciting East Bay Area. It is a thriving setting for its 430,000 residents and a tourist destination for thousands of visitors annually with growing recognition for its remarkable range of restaurants. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) is a diverse, innovative, award-winning transit agency that has been in operation since 1960 and is the largest public bus-onlyq system in California, and the third largest bus-only transit agency in the United States. Based out of Oakland, California, with multiple facilities throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, AC Transit’s more than 2,300 employees make bus service available to 1.5 million East Bay residents that populate its 364 square mile service area.

The General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer (GC/CLO) is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the District’s elected Board of Directors. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing legal compliance strategies, developing policies and goals, and acts as chief legal advisor to the Board of Directors and District staff. The GC/CLO also serves as Corporation Legal Counsel for the AC Transit Financing Corporation Board of Directors. AC Transit is looking for a GC/CLO who is a confident leader that can build collaborative relationships and communicate clearly and effectively with elected officials, various government entities, stakeholders, and funding partners. The GC/CLO is committed to understanding the intricacies of the District’s operations and challenges and works collaboratively with the General Manager and members of the executive team. Those who are results and solutions-oriented and take a proactive approach to protecting the District’s interests while navigating the complexities of government are desired. The Board is looking for a candidate who is articulate, detail-oriented, thoughtful, and who presents compelling recommendations based on thorough research, providing the Board with all information needed to make informed decisions.

The annual salary for the General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer is up to $330,000; salary placement will be dependent on experience and qualifications, and is negotiable. AC Transit also offers an excellent benefits package.