Senior Assistant City Attorney - Transactional

City of Ventura, CA - Ventura, CA

The City of Ventura is one of the country’s most livable communities — with miles of golden beaches; a year-round moderate climate; friendly people; a beautiful downtown; a thriving business community; a variety of arts, culture and entertainment options; award-winning schools; and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Ventura is a full-service City with 110,790 residents and a Fiscal Year 2018-19 combined budget of $306M ($231M operating, $75M capital). The General Fund budget is $118.5M. Nearly 640 staff members focus on delivering key services to businesses, residents and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean and desirable community.

The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to provide the highest quality legal services to elected and appointed officials and staff by rendering legal advice and opinions, and drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances, and resolutions. The City Attorney’s Office represents the City’s legal interests before judicial and administrative agencies. In addition, it serves as the City Prosecutor—prosecuting misdemeanors and infractions that are violations of the City’s Charter or Municipal Code. Maintaining a quality of life for all City residents, businesses, and visitors is an important function of the City Attorney’s Office. The City Attorney’s Office values high ethics, high integrity, loyalty, and a strong commitment to the City and public service. The staff in the City Attorney’s Office are approachable team players who take responsibility for their actions, look for and facilitate creative solutions to problems, work collegially, and support other City departments. Finally, they are committed to providing accurate information and meeting deadlines. Every office has an ocean view!

The Senior Assistant City Attorney - Transactional oversees all transactional (advisory) matters handled by the City Attorney’s Office. Supervises subordinate attorneys and staff. May fill in during the absence or disability of the City Attorney. Serves as legal counsel to the Planning Commission and Community Development Department. Requires graduation from an ABA or CBA accredited law school, 7 years specializing in transactional law at a public agency or private firm representing municipalities or other governmental bodies, experience advising a Planning Commission, and active membership in the CBA. The best qualified candidate will have in-depth knowledge of principles and practices of transactional work; California land use and planning law, including CEQA; judicial and administrative law regarding purchase of goods and services, contracts, and real estate; principles and practices of municipal, transactional, civil and administrative law as they relate to municipal governments; and, statutory and case law related to conflicts of interest and Brown Act.

Apply online by May 24, 2019, at Please contact Cindy Krebs at [email protected] or 562-901-0769 for details.

Salary Range: $135,123 to $181,066 per year, DOQ, with 2.25% increase on 7/6/19 and an attractive benefits package.

Posted On: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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