The City of Rocklin City Council is seeking an engaging, forward-thinking attorney that wants to contribute to an organization in a meaningful way and be part of the City’s management team as a long-term contributor. The City’s leadership team and employees take pride in operating on efficient budgets. The City’s has approximately 270 full-time professionals and a FY 24 operating budget of $119 million. The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the will of the City Council. Under policy direction from the Council, this position is responsible for all aspects of the City’s legal work, whether performed in-house or by outside legal counsel. The City Attorney provides legal advice and counsel to the City Council, City boards and commissions, City Manager, and City departments and represents the City before administrative agencies and courts. The new City Attorney will be a highly collaborative individual, be proactive in identifying priority issues for the City and will work closely with the City Manager, who serves services as the chief executive officer of the City, in presenting those matters to the City Council.
Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and have seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the active practice of municipal or other government law in the State of California. Specific experience including litigation and overseeing outside legal counsel is preferred. In order to encourage a strong and diverse field of top caliber candidates, the City Council will consider relative legal experience gained as an assistant or deputy city attorney with a municipal organization or other government experience including positions such as general counsel/assistant general counsel or other top legal advisors. Active membership in the California State Bar Association is required at time of submittal.
The annual salary range for this outstanding opportunity is $210,000 to $240,000 DOQE. The City also offers a highly competitive benefit package including CalPERS retirement. Moving and relocation expenses may be negotiable for the top candidate.
This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. To be considered, candidates should apply immediately by submitting a cover letter and comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted information will be reviewed by the Search Committee, a sub-set of the City Council and the City Manager. The first round of interviews will be done by the Search Committee with top contenders interviewed by the full City Council and the City Manager as part of the final selection process. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, (916) 630-4900.