The City of Alameda is seeking an experienced, efficient, solutions-focused licensed attorney with five (5) yeas of relevant land use litigation and risk management experience to fill the role of Deputy City Attorney II/Risk Manager in the City Attorney's Office. The successful candidate serving as the Deputy City Attorney II/ Risk Manager will, under general direction, manage and personally handle complex land use litigation, oversee the City's risk management program, and perform other duties as assigned.
The Deputy City Attorney II serves as legal counsel for the City under general direction of the City Attorney and assists the City Attorney in administering all phases of City legal work. The Deputy City Attorney II performs specialized and complex legal work in connection with significant legal issues or critical specialty areas and performs other related work as required.
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This is a journey level classification in the City Attorney series. Work in the class is distinguished from that of lower classes by the greater complexity of assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate. Incumbents may represent the City in litigation, may negotiate on behalf of the City and may coordinate and oversee the work of lower level attorneys and support staff.
Any combination equivalent to education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
Three years of progressively responsible experience performing legal work in California including substantial experience in the practice of municipal or other government law one of which shall have been in a lead capacity. Five years of experience in land use litigation and experience in risk management is highly desirable, experience in a municipal agency not required.
Knowledge of legal principles and practices including civil, criminal and administrative laws and procedures; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; methods of legal research; law and practices related to municipal government; principles and practices of public administration.
Ability to effectively negotiate on behalf of and represent the City in a variety of legal matters; perform difficult and responsible legal work; provide legal advice and counsel; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles and precedents to difficult legal problems; conduct legal research, prepare sound legal opinions and a variety of legal documents; set priorities, meet deadlines and make sound decisions; establish and maintain accurate records; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials, other departments and agencies and the general public; assist in the supervision, training and evaluation of designated staff.
Membership in the State Bar of California.
Selected positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
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