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2269 Assistant City Attorney - Labor and Employment

Assistant City Attorney - Labor and Employment

Vallejo, CA, USA

Vallejo, CA, USA

City of Vallejo

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


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Assistant City Attorney - Labor and Employment

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The City of Vallejo offers an excellent opportunity for public sector labor and employment attorneys who wish to work in an environment characterized by compelling professional challenges in a healthy, collegial team environment.


The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 125,000 residents in approximately 49 square miles. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. With its year-round mild weather, it is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes immense pride in its 156-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer.


The City Attorney’s Office for the City of Vallejo provides its services through a staff of fourteen including, the appointed City Attorney, a Chief Assistant City Attorney, four Assistant City Attorneys, three Deputy City Attorneys, a Law Office Supervisor, three Paralegals and an Executive Secretary.  The stated mission for the department is to provide timely, efficient and high-quality legal services, advice and support to the City Council and the City Administration. It also advances, supports and defends the interests of the City and its missions and goals while remaining dedicated to the principles of professionalism, ethical behavior and accountability.


Under general direction from the City Attorney and Chief Assistant City Attorney, the Assistant City Attorney exercises professional judgment in formulating legal advice with a primary focus on employment law and also performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Key responsibilities include performing legal research and providing legal opinions and advice regarding various employee and labor relations as well as employment laws impacting the City; representing the City in labor disputes and handling personnel matters such as employment claims and complaints, appeals from disciplinary action, disability retirement proceedings and grievance arbitrations; representing the City before administrative boards, agencies and hearing officers; advising City officials, Commissions and Boards on a variety of legal issues; and appearing in court and administrative proceedings to represent the City's interest, as required.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of concentrated experience in public sector labor and employment law matters, including administrative hearings, arbitrations, progressive discipline, investigations, MMBA, PERB, and FMLA and similar leave policies; experience with public sector labor relations, including negotiations and grievance administration; and exceptional communication, a measured and unflappable style, and highly refined analytical and interpersonal skills.


The following are the minimum qualifications for the position of Assistant City Attorney:

  • Education: Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.

  • Experience: A minimum of five years of responsible professional legal experience including experience in labor and employment law.

  • Licensure: California State Bar Membership.


The annual salary range for the Assistant City Attorney is $165,270 to $200,887. Placement within the range is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications (DOQ).

In addition, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement with a 2.7% at 55 formula for Classic Employees, with an employee contribution of 8%+1% employer share = 9%. For employees covered under PEPRA, the retirement formula is 2% at 62, with an employee contribution of 7.75%.

For additional benefit information, interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure by clicking on the link on this page.


This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson or Bryan Noblett at (916) 550-4100.

This recruitment is open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply below.

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