Client: City of Palmdale
Position: City Attorney
Closing Date: Apply Immediately;
Resumes currently under review
The Palmdale City Council seeks a top legal advisor to join its high-performance team. The ideal candidate is an experienced municipal generalist who can provide value-driven leadership in a fast-paced environment. Reporting to the elected body, the City Attorney will be eager to work collaboratively in support of the City Council, City Manager, and departments to achieve established goals and priorities for this full-service city. Incorporated in 1962, Palmdale became a charter city in 2009 and has a council/manager form of government. The City employs 289 full-time employees with a 2022-23 adopted budget of $295.4 million and a general fund of $95.2 million.
Requires education equivalent to a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and 10 years of experience in the practice of law is required, five or more years in the practice of municipal law is desirable. Ideally, a successful track record as a City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney, or experience in a private law firm advising municipal governments on a full range of municipal services, or a similar role in an equivalent organization. Active membership in good standing in the State Bar of California is required.
The City Attorney contract is at the discretion of the City Council. The annual salary range is open and dependent upon qualifications. The City offers a highly competitive benefits package. , which can be viewed by clicking the hyperlink. The City Council will consider moving and relocation expense reimbursement typical for a public agency.
This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly throughout the process; references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as the first review of resumes begins on Monday, May 15, 2023. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references. Confidential inquiries are welcome to Mr. Fred Wilson at (916) 630-4900.