City of Santa Rosa
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The City of Santa Rosa, a full-service charter city located in scenic Sonoma County, is seeking a legal professional who is eager to serve in the key role as Chief Assistant City Attorney. This senior-level attorney will add significant value in undertaking a key leadership and management position in the City Attorney’s Office and bring a solutions-oriented approach to day-to-day operations in a robust and fast-paced environment. This skilled legal professional will assist the City Attorney in the oversight of the Office and provide professional legal services to the City Council and City Departments on a full range of municipal issues. Serving as the assistant department head, the Chief Assistant will assist in managing and directing the operations of the City Attorney’s Office and have delegated responsibility to act for the City Attorney in her absence. 

Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or the equivalent is required. This position requires an active membership in the State Bar of California and ability to gain admission to the Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The annual salary range for the Chief Assistant City Attorney position is $173,112 to $216,309 (currently under review). Placement within the range will be based upon qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Additionally, an Attraction and Retention Incentive of up to 10% of annual salary (split between the first and second year of employment) will be offered to the selected candidate. Full list of benefits can be obtained through Ralph Andersen & Associates.

Candidates are required to submit a comprehensive résumé, a compelling cover letter by Monday, June 17, 2024. Electronic submittals may be sent to apply@ralphandersen.com. Questions may be directed to: Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900 or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting scheduling@ralphandersen.com. 

Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/chief-asst-city-attorney-santa-rosa/.