Deputy 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 Deputy City Attorney II (DCA II) will report to the Assistant City Attorney, and will be a litigator, a generalist, a pragmatist, and a hard worker who is comfortable performing multiple roles in the City Attorney’s Office. He or she will step into an active caseload, providing litigation services to various City departments, divisions and officials, including but not limited to the Police Department, Public Works, Human Resources and others, defending a variety of tort, wrongful termination, civil rights, anti-SLAPP, inverse condemnation and other matters in both State and Federal Court. The selected candidate will be expected to become knowledgeable in several areas, including, POBAR and FOBAR, employment law and workers’ compensation. It may also represent the City in labor disputes and handle personnel matters such as appeals from disciplinary action, disability retirement proceedings and grievance arbitrations. A high level of diplomacy and integrity are essential qualities as the ideal candidate will be a hands-on and engaged “bridge builder” able to assist clients achieve their goals.

This position will require excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to concisely and effectively explain complex legal issues in lay terms. This position requires at least two years of responsible professional legal experience including experience in municipal law, a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and active membership with the California state Bar. Experience within the public sector or in supporting public sector clients is highly desirable. The salary range for this position is $107,538 - $130,713 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.