The City of Anaheim, situated in the heart of Orange County, has a population of 350,000 residents within its 50 square mile city limits. It is the largest city in Orange County and one of the ten largest cities in California. The City embraces a vibrant cultural arts community, and several museums and performing arts venues. Professional sports teams include the Angels Baseball team and the Anaheim Ducks Hockey team. Entertainment options include the Disneyland Resort, golf, boutique shopping and a wide variety of restaurants. More than 40 million people visit Anaheim annually.
The Office of the City Attorney provides legal advice and services to the City Council, City officials, staff, departments, boards, commissions, and related City entities and enterprises such as Anaheim Public Utilities. The Anaheim City Attorney’s Office fosters a collaborative and collegial environment, staffed with committed professionals who take pride in the work they do, the services they provide, and supporting each other. Reporting to the Chief Assistant City Attorney and working closely with the Assistant City Attorney who serves as General Counsel to Anaheim Public Utilities, the Deputy City Attorney assigned to work with Anaheim Public Utilities is one of three lawyers dedicated to supporting the department.
Requires at least four years of increasingly responsible experience related to municipal law, as well as applicable or analogous experience working with water and/or electric utilities, a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and a California license to practice law. The best qualified candidates will have in-depth knowledge regarding areas of municipal law, power purchase agreements, Propositions 218 and 26, water and electric rules and rate setting, the Public Contracts code (including dealing with bid protests and the use of design-build contracts), CEQA and other environmental rules and regulations. Prior experience working for a publicly owned utility is a highly desirable.
The annual salary range for a Deputy City Attorney III is $131,054 to $180,199 and for a Deputy City Attorney IV it is $137,606 to $189,209.