Assistant City Attorney II

City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo is a vibrant community of approximately 120,000 residents located on the northeast corner of the San Pablo Bay, proceeding north on the Interstate 80 corridor between San Francisco and Sacramento. Proud to be the nations “Most Ethnically Diverse City” (a title accorded to Vallejo by NerdWallet and MSNBC News), Vallejo’s neighborhoods reflect a diverse ethnic heritage that gives the town a cosmopolitan feel. Additionally, Vallejo boasts a Mediterranean climate tempered by breezes from the San Francisco Bay, which attracts members of the public, kite-flyers and birdwatchers to the various themed festivals held on its waterfront park.

The Assistant City Attorney II (ACA II) is appointed by the City Attorney and serves as an integral member of the department’s management team. In partnering with the City Attorney, the ACA II will oversee all litigation related services provided by the department. The Assistant City Attorney and the City Attorney also work together in providing expertise and experience to mentor a high-performing public law office of talented and ambitious professionals who value the “family” atmosphere of the Vallejo City Attorney’s office. This role will have extensive interaction with City Council, the City Manager’s office and staff within the city operation. It will also represent the City in labor disputes and handle personnel matters such as appeals from disciplinary action, disability retirement proceedings and grievance arbitrations. The variety and complexity of legal considerations within Vallejo provide the legal team with both a challenging and rewarding array of issues to address, and will require a general, all-purpose litigator. These efforts are enriched by an active, engaged and diverse range of community interests.

The ACA II is expected to have a background including at least five years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility working in a municipal law setting for a city attorney’s office, county counsel, or comparable employer, and a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and active membership with the California State Bar. Three or more years’ experience in managing other attorneys along with experience within the public sector and/or in supporting public sector clients is highly desirable. The salary range for this position is: $152,757 - $185,677 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by April 17, 2020.