Assistant City Attorney

  • CITY OF MILPITAS, CA
  • 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, California
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Legal Services
  • Salary: $160,000.10 - $216,585.98 Annually USD

Job Description

Definition

The Position:

This is an exciting opportunity to become the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Milpitas and to join this Bay Area city rich in diversity, civic engagement, and community pride! You will be joining the recently formed Office of the City Attorney and a team committed to accomplishing the Community's vision by providing sound, superior services while assisting the City Attorney with shaping the department.

The Assistant City Attorney works in partnership with the City Attorney and is 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 Assistant City Attorney is expected to provide legal advice and services on a wide range of topics that include: • Serving as the assigned attorney to one or more City Departments and/or function areas, as may be a good fit with the selected candidate's skill set and experience; • Performing legal research and advising on a variety of general municipal law subjects, including the Brown Act, conflicts of interest, and the Public Records Act; as well as providing written and oral opinions to the City Council, departments, and various commissions; • Drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, staff reports, and other legal documents for legal soundness and acceptability; and • Representing the Office of the City Attorney at various City Council meetings and commissions as assigned.

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The Ideal Candidate:

The Assistant City Attorney will be an experienced law professional with significant leadership experience in a diverse and complex organization. The City desires an executive with outstanding interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as a willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will:
  • have superior management, supervision, leadership, team building, and motivational skills to enable them to establish clear goals and objectives in order to create an organization that delivers excellent customer service through ethical leadership standards
  • establish an atmosphere of respect for employees consistent with the City's Code of Ethics and Values.
  • be highly ethical and easily garners the confidence and trust of others.
  • be experienced in handling politically sensitive issues, possess the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern
  • be a creative problem solver and a collaborator who values the input and expertise of colleagues
  • be adept at finding a path through difficult issues
  • foster a culture of open communication, trust and accountability
  • have experience with public sector contracting, labor, and employment law


Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and have at least five years of experience practicing law including experience in a public agency law office, or in a private firm that has contracted with a public agency for legal services. A license to practice law in California is also required. For a full review of the job description, visit job opportunities under Milpitas.gov.

About the City and Community

Located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Milpitas is a progressive community that is an integral part of the high-tech Silicon
Valley. With a very diversified resident population of nearly 80,000, the City of Milpitas sees the role of every employee as being committed to accomplishing the community's vision by providing fiscally sound, superior services.

Milpitas is the 8th fastest growing city in the United States according to the US Census Bureau and the 2nd fastest growing in California. We are home to an industrious, well-educated community with an average household income exceeding the County average. The homeownership rate is close to 70% and Milpitas' housing market remains affordable relative to the majority of Santa Clara County.

Milpitas is often called the “Crossroads of Silicon Valley” with most of its 13.63 square miles of land situated between two major freeways (I-880 and I-680), State Route 237, and a County expressway. With existing light rail and a recently opened BART extension, the transit hub adjacent to the Great Mall facilitated high-density transit-oriented development with over 1,000 units being built. There are approximately 1,790 acres or 2.9 square miles designated for various industrial uses. There are eight existing industrial parks and 550 manufacturing plants in Milpitas.

The City provides a multitude of outstanding recreational opportunities, including aquatics, cultural arts and theater, sports leagues and activity programming and senior activities and services. The City of Milpitas is a full-service City with water utility, sewer utility, police, and fire services.

The City Council makes the ultimate planning and policy decisions for residents and oversees the City's almost $208 million budget with 440 full-time

employees. There are 14 advisory commissions on which residents can participate -the Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Youth Advisory Commission,
Library Advisory Commission and Senior Advisory Commission to name a few. Issues challenging the City and Commissions include development, quality of life, and traffic.

To review the full job announcement, please visit: Assistant City Attorney Recruitment (flippingbook.com)

To review the full job description, including minimum qualifications and examples of duties, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/milpitas/classspecs/1483952

RETIREMENT
Miscellaneous Unrepresented:
1. Classic Tier 1 employees (Employees hired before October 9, 2011): 2.7% at 55 Retirement Plan including the highest final compensation amendment. (Employee pays 8% contribution rate)
2. Classic Tier 2 employees (Employees hired on or after October 9, 2011 and before January 1, 2013, or who qualify for CalPERS pension reciprocity): 2% @ 60 Retirement Plan including three year final average compensation period (Employee pays 7% contribution rate)
3. Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: 2% @ 62 Retirement Plan including three year final average compensation period (Employee contribution rate as stated in annual CalPERS actuarial report)
City of Milpitas employees do not participate in Social Security,but do contribute to Medicare.
Police Unrepresented:
1. Classic Tier 1 employees (Employees hired before April 8, 2012): 3% @ 50 Retirement Plan including the highest final compensation amendment. (Employee pays 9% contribution rate)
2. Classic Tier 2 employees (Employees hired on or after April 8, 2012 and before January 1, 2013, or who qualify for CalPERS pension reciprocity): 3% @ 55 Retirement Plan including highest final compensation (Employee pays 9% contribution rate)
3. Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: 2.7 % @ 57 Retirement Plan including three year final average compensation period (Employee pays half of normal cost, July 2018 at 10% contribution rate)
Fire Unrepresented
1. Classic Tier 1 employees (Employees hired before April 8, 2012): 3% @ 50 Retirement Plan including the highest final compensation amendment. (Employee pays 9% contribution rate)
2. Classic Tier 2 employees (Employees hired on or after April 8, 2012 and before January 1, 2013, or who qualify for CalPERS pension reciprocity): 3% @ 55 Retirement Plan including highest final compensation (Employee pays 9% contribution rate)
3. Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: 2.7 % @ 57 Retirement Plan including three year final average compensation period (Employee contribution rate as stated in CalPERS actuarial report.)
City of Milpitas employees do not participate in Social Security, but do contribute to Medicare.

MEDICAL INSURANCE
Choice of CalPERS Medical Plans. City pays coverage up to the Kaiser rate (currently $2,228.36/mo. for family). Employees who waive health coverage are eligible to receive $125 per month in lieu of medical plan coverage with proof of other coverage.

RETIREE MEDICAL
Employees are eligible upon CalPERS retirement from the City to receive up to 100% retiree medical coverage (currently based on the Kaiser health rate), based on years of service.

DENTAL & VISION
City provides full family coverage for dental and vision at no cost to the employee.

LIFE INSURANCE
City provides $50,000 term policy. Supplemental employee-paid life insurance is available up to $500,000, based on carrier acceptance.

DISABILITY INSURANCE
City provides a Short-Term Disability plan similar to State Disability Insurance (SDI) coverage. Employees do not participate in SDI. Long-Term Disability coverage of 60% of base salary up to $1,500 per month is available after a 60-day waiting period. Additional buy-up options for LTD are available.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION
City contributes $75 per month on the employee's behalf.

VACATION
Employees earn 16-36 days of vacation based on years of service.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE
Employees earn40 hours of Management Leave per year.

HOLIDAYS
Employees receive 12 paid holidays and one (1) floating holiday per year.

SICK LEAVE
Employees earn 12 days annually.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Employees are eligible to receive up to $3,000 per fiscal year in tuition reimbursement.

FITNESS PROGRAM
Employees are offered free access to City-sponsored sports and fitness programs.

The City also offers a flexible spending benefits plan, employee assistance program, and other voluntary insurance. Contact Human Resources (HR) at 408-586-3090 for more information on employee benefits.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, California 95035 United States View Map