Chief Counsel – Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Client: Southern California Association of Governments
(Los Angeles, California)
Position: Chief Counsel
Closing Date: Apply Immediately

Additional Information: 


The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking a seasoned legal strategist to serve as its next Chief Counsel. With extensive knowledge of a broad range of legal matters including transportation, planning, housing, and land use, the Chief Counsel will provide guidance and advice to the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, various SCAG Committees, and other members of the executive leadership team, while providing day-to-day oversight to a small legal team. The ideal candidate will possess a collaborative leadership style and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-performance organization.

This position requires a Juris Doctorate and active member of the State Bar of California. Additionally, 10 years of professional responsible experience in municipal, transportation, environmental, or land use law, including five years of management experience is preferred. Specific legal experience dealing in the areas of transportation, planning, land use, and other related areas of the law including federal and state compliance for funding will be a plus. The annual salary range for the Chief Counsel position is $224,744 to $292,177 and will be based on qualifications and experience. SCAG offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply immediately for optimal consideration by submitting a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter via email to: Review of applicants will be upon receipt and is expected to be underway by August 7, 2020. This position is open until filled. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900 or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting