Antioch is a waterfront city of 115,000 residents in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, along the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. The City offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and cultural facilities and serves as a center point to Northern California, particularly linking the San Francisco/East Bay region to Sacramento and the Central Valley. Families with dreams of home ownership come to Antioch for its stunning neighborhoods, parks, and natural beauty. Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area.
The Assistant City Attorney (ACA) will have a key, high profile, and active role in partnering with and reporting to the City Attorney in providing quality legal services and advice to city operations and staff. The expectation is to maintain and strengthen the highly positive working relationships that currently exist within the City. A key goal for the City Attorney is to find a team oriented, collaborative, legal partner to help build organizational capacity for both this department and the entire city. The Assistant City Attorney is expected to: oversee specific program areas within the City Attorney’s Office; manage legal agreement workflow for the City Attorney’s Office to achieve timely review of legal agreements; draft and review routine and complex legal agreements; review and assess insurance, payment bond, and performance bond information associated with contract agreements; build the capacity of City staff members to understand risk management and insurance requirements; review claims and lawsuits against the City; submit and monitor requests for coverage of claims to the City’s insurance providers; draft and review agendas, staff reports, resolutions, and ordinances; and attend day and evening commission, board and committee meetings to provide legal advice and counsel.
The new Assistant City Attorney is expected to present themselves with confidence and gravitas to be a source of sound legal counsel. Preferred qualifications for this position are five or more years of professional experience in the practice of law, municipal law or government work, experience providing legal services to diverse communities, and a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited, highly competitive law school. Current membership in the California State Bar is required. The salary range is $160,427 - $195,000 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by June 10, 2022.