City Attorney - City of Pittsburg, California

Pittsburg is a culturally rich and diverse community of 70,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing cities in Contra Costa County. With planned housing, business and commercial development ongoing, Pittsburg is expected to reach a population of nearly 80,000 by 2025 and as part of this planned growth BART’s newest station in Pittsburg is just a short walk to City Hall. The City has opted to transition from an outside law firm to an in-house attorney to ensure that the City Attorney’s focus will be solely on the City of Pittsburg. The ability to practice law in California is preferred, and all applicants need at least five years of experience practicing public law in the following areas: planning and policy, environment, public safety, land use, CEQA, Brown Act, contract development and review, ordinance and resolution preparation, property rights and acquisition, housing, economic development, utilities (water/sewer/electric), labor, post-redevelopment, personnel, elections, code enforcement and cannabis. The hiring of the City Attorney is the first step in creating internal legal representation for the City and the potential to grow your own department over time is rare in the public sector, and that combined with the variety of public services performed by the current organization makes this a very unique opportunity. The overarching desire of the City Council and Senior Executive Management Team is to have a City Attorney that is accessible, incredibly responsive, and adept at helping people solve problems. The salary range for this new opportunity has not yet been determined. Starting salary is expected to be between $165,000 to $185,000 DOQE with excellent benefits.

Filing deadline is April 30, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.