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City Attorney - City of Tualatin, OR

Title City Attorney
Type Legal
Date Posted 2022-07-08
City / Organization City of Tualatin, OR
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact apply@raftelis.com

The Position

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:

  • Retirement: The City is a member of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. The City contributes the employee’s portion (6%) to the system. The City contributes 3% of base salary into a 401a retirement plan for this position.
  • Accounts: The City offers a voluntary deferred compensation program through VOYA. In addition, the City contributes a $1,000 contribution into an HRA-VEBA account. A voluntary flexible spending account program is available for un-reimbursed medical expenses, dependent care expenses, as well as health care premiums.
  • Insurance: The City provides life insurance and long-term disability as well as offers comprehensive health plan options which require an employee co-pay. The City pays 90% of health and dental premiums for the employee.
  • Leave: Vacation leave is based upon years of service. An additional forty hours of administrative leave are allocated at the beginning of each fiscal year. Sick leave accrues at a rate totaling 12 days per year. There are twelve annual paid holidays.
  • Miscellaneous: A city vehicle is available for city business during regular workdays. Reimbursement at the current IRS rate is provided for use of his/her personal vehicle when attending off-hour events. The City provides a $200/month resource stipend.

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.

Job Post Expiration Date   2022-09-06

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