The City of Keizer, Oregon (pop. 39,376) seeks a legal advisor to join this municipal organization to replace a long-tenured and highly regarded City Attorney. This recruitment effort, statewide and national in scope, seeks a municipal generalist to provide value-driven leadership to this high-volume municipal organization. Reporting to the elected City Council, the City Attorney provides legal advice, opinion, and research for the Mayor, City Council, and staff of the City of Keizer on City matters and represents the City in legal matters. The position covers a wide range of legal matters from prosecuting ordinance violations to representing the City in civil lawsuits. The City Attorney will have the support of a legal assistant with additional staffing augmentation through outside counsel for various specialty areas.
Requires a minimum of five years of law practice with extensive and progressively responsible experience in municipal law. Qualifying experience may be gained through direct involvement with a municipality or through a law firm that provides legal services to local government. Also requires active membership in good standing with the Oregon State Bar including meeting Continuing Legal Education requirements (or qualifying for Admission through reciprocity with the ability to obtain OSB membership). Possession of valid Oregon driver license or ability to obtain within 30 days after start date and continuous possession of such license thereafter is also required.
The City Attorney’s employment contract is an at-will position and placement within the salary range is at the discretion of the City Council. The approved salary range is $127,192 to $165,942 and is DOQ. The City also offers a benefits package including Oregon PERS retirement. Additionally, the City Council will consider moving and relocation expense reimbursement.