City Attorney

$207,922 - $259,903 yearly
  • City of Milpitas, California
  • Milpitas City Hall, 455 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
  • Oct 05, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

City of Milpitas, California

City Attorney
Annual salary range: $207,922 to $259,903
The city offers an attractive benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021.

This is an exceptional opportunity to take on an in-house counsel role for this Bay Area city rich in diversity, civic engagement, and community pride. You will join a high-performing team committed to accomplishing the community’s vision by providing fiscally sound, superior services. In addition, the appointed City Attorney will develop and implement an in-house staffing model and recommend the selection of a firm or multiple firms to provide specialized services.

The City Council seeks a strong generalist legal professional who is well-versed in public law with experience in transactional/advisory work in a mid to large public agency. The successful candidate will be transparent, highly ethical and possess a proven track record of providing sound and practical legal advice on a range of topics relating to local government. The next City Attorney possesses the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern, is a creative problem-solver resourceful in ascertaining information quickly and is adept at finding a path through difficult issues working collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team. Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal – and the ability to present technical information in an easily understood manner are essential.

A Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law, admission to the California Bar, and seven (7) years of experience practicing law with at least five (5) years of substantial municipal or county law experience in the State of California, that includes at least two (2) years’ experience at a management level in a governmental legal office is expected.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For more information:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Milpitas website:

The City of Milpitas is an equal opportunity employer.