City of Santa Rosa, CA - City Attorney

$1 - $257,908 yearly
  • Bob Murray & Associates
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

Situated just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Rosa is the hub of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay area, serving as the seat of Sonoma County. The area boasts over a hundred wineries and vineyards, many picturesque parks and recreational facilities, and 16 golf courses. Despite having big-city amenities such as a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions, and internationally acclaimed restaurants, Santa Rosa maintains its small-town charm and hospitality. Incorporated in 1868, Santa Rosa is a charter city operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the City Council, consisting of seven members, all of whom are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis and serving four-year overlapping terms.


By City Charter, the City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to serve as the chief legal advisor on legal issues affecting the City of Santa Rosa. The City Attorney’s Office is comprised of an exceptional team of 9 attorneys and 7 legal support staff, committed to providing the highest quality legal services and support for elected City officials, departments, boards and commissions, as well as strong, efficient and effective representation in all litigation and administrative proceedings. It is a collegial and forward-looking office, highly regarded by local judges, the legal community, the

City Council and City employees.


The City Attorney is appointed by and reports directly to the Santa Rosa City Council. The City of Santa Rosa is seeking an experienced and confident legal professional who thrives in an active and complex environment. Known as someone who builds relationships and wins people over, this candidate will be expected to be strategic, proactive, and an innovative leader. The Council is looking for a municipal attorney who is well-rounded with strong generalist skills complemented by a passion for public service and participation. The incumbent City Attorney’s salary is currently $257,908. The salary for the incoming City Attorney is negotiable and dependent upon experience and qualifications.  The City of Santa Rosa also offers an attractive benefits package.


If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: June 11, 2023