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The City of San Pablo is located in West Contra Costa County off Interstate 80, minutes away from the Bay Area cultural centers of Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Interstate 80 is the principal arterial route between the Bay Area and Sacramento where San Pablo is nestled between the cities of Pinole and Richmond and the neighboring cities of El Cerrito and Hercules. San Pablo is located less than 45 minutes from international airports in Oakland and San Francisco and access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and Amtrak passenger train service are close-by.
Position Summary
With the current City Attorney announcing her retirement, the San Pablo City Council seeks an exceptional, experienced attorney with demonstrated expertise in municipal law, particularly in the areas of land use and economic development, conflict of interest law, Brown Act compliance, drafting and review of contracts, public works, employment law, and code enforcement.
Duties and Responsibilities
While the City Attorney is in essence a sole practitioner, with no deputies or assistants in the office, the City Attorney’s Office has a budget for engaging outside expertise utilizes contract attorneys, as needed. The new City Attorney should be a prolific multi-tasker who is able to give conclusive and timely legal advice in a short turn-around window where warranted, yet be willing to take the time to get it right. The City participates in a joint risk pool that engages litigation counsel for tort claims.
Qualifications and Prior Experience
Candidates with in-depth knowledge of municipal law and proven experience working in or with a local government agency are encouraged to apply. Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law and membership in the State Bar of California required.
How to Apply 
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