The City of Fremont is seeking an employment law attorney to join its legal team. Under the direction of the City Attorney, this position will be focused on employment law including personnel matters and labor relations. This position may be filled at the Senior Deputy or Deputy City Attorney level based on experience. The City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice to the City Council, City advisory bodies, and City staff on the legal propriety of proposed municipal actions. The City Attorney’s Office is a five-attorney office and also includes the Risk Management Division responsible for administration of claims filed against the City, the workers’ compensation program, insurance program, and employee safety program. The Senior Deputy/Deputy City Attorney will report to the City Attorney and will be the primary point of contact to provide legal advice and opinions to the City operating departments and associated staff members on employment related issues. In addition to employment law, this position is well suited to an individual who also has a working knowledge of municipal law basics, including the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act. In addition to California laws, specific knowledge of Federal employment laws, and policies including anti-discrimination laws is also desired.
Requires a Juris Doctorate and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California. Candidates should have at least 6 years of municipal law experience to qualify at the Senior Deputy City Attorney level or 3 years of experience at the Deputy City Attorney level, working in the office of a city attorney, county counsel, special district counsel, or a private law firm providing legal services to local government clients. Employment law experience with a governmental agency is desirable. In addition, experience as a litigator or dealing with administrative proceedings is highly desirable.
The City of Fremont offers a competitive salary and benefits program including CalPERS Retirement. This position may be filled at the Senior Deputy City Attorney or at the Deputy City Attorney level based on overall qualifications and years of experience:
- Senior Deputy City Attorney: Annual salary range is $156,358 to $211,100.
- Deputy City Attorney: Annual salary range is $140,435 to $189,580.
The salary range is scheduled to receive a 5% increase in July 2023 and a 4% increase in July 2024.