|City / Organization||City of Tualatin, OR|
|Website||Click here for more information or to apply|
The City of Tualatin is seeking a self-motivated, curious, resourceful City Attorney to join the City Manager and Executive Management Team to provide progressive, innovative legal services to the City. The City Attorney provides professional legal services and advice to the City Council, the Tualatin Development Commission, City staff, and City committees and boards.
This position is responsible for: drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, orders, pleadings, appeals, deeds, agreements, and other legal documents; providing oral and written opinions; conducting legal research, preparing memoranda on a wide range of topics and concerns; representing the City of Tualatin in litigation, appeals, and administrative proceedings; monitoring, consulting, and assisting with cases handled by outside counsel; and assisting in the development of legislative and administrative policies.
The successful candidate will advise on contracting and procurement rules, employee relations, risk management, and land use issues. The ideal candidate will be outcomes focused, known as an outstanding communicator and collaborator, and recognized for resourceful problem-solving. Previous organizational accomplishments must indicate a proven track record of providing prudent and effective legal counsel. These accomplishments must be accompanied by a leadership style that promotes teamwork and fosters a positive working environment while orchestrating continuous improvement and ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The City Attorney reports to the City Manager, serves on the executive team, and has a staff of two: Legal Assistant and, a new position in the City, Contracts and Procurement Analyst.
Minimum requirements include a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with a minimum of five years’ legal experience in the practice of municipal, local, or government law with emphasis and some experience in the following: land use, public meetings and public records, contracts, and employment law. The ability to practice law in the State of Oregon upon appointment is also required.
Preferred qualifications include experience in risk management and elections, oversight of outside counsel, and demonstrated problem-solving and innovations solutions is also preferred. Also preferred experience is work with urban renewal districts (TIFs), housing, climate change, and demonstrated work in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Compensation and Benefits
The expected hiring range is $136,145 – $172,411, depending on qualifications. Additional benefits include:
Learn more about our options and employee-based benefits here.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted through August 8, 2022.