The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is one of the largest and most innovative public water and wastewater utilities in the United States. We serve 1.4 million water customers and 680,000 wastewater customers in the East Bay, have a $2 billion biannual budget, employ over 1,800 people, operate two large reservoirs in the Sierra foothills, operate 165 distribution reservoirs in the East Bay, and manage more than 50,000 acres of natural habitat in Northern California.
Under general direction of the General Counsel, the Attorney I/II will be an important member of the Office of the General Counsel, a team of nine attorneys, and will advise, advocate for, and represent EBMUD on a variety of matters. The areas of law covered by the Office of General Counsel include litigation, labor & employment, public finance, public contracting, real estate, regulatory compliance, water law, environmental law, CEQA, elections, campaign finance, public transparency laws (Brown Act, Public Records Act), and conflicts of interest, among others.
In this role, you'll have the opportunity to:
Collaborate with, counsel and advise EBMUD officers, managers, and employees on a range of important policy and legal questions.
Advocate for EBMUD in litigation, administrative, and other legal proceedings, through the preparation of pleadings and other materials, and by appearing on EBMUD’s behalf in those and other forums.
Draft contracts, resolutions, ordinances, and various documents in support of EBMUD's mission.
Perform a wide variety of legal research on novel matters affecting EBMUD's operations, finances, and planning.
The ideal candidate will have a keen mind and a curious intellect. Strong analytical and writing skills are a must, as are a willingness to learn new areas of the law and a genuine passion for collaborating with smart dedicated people.
There is currently one Attorney vacancy anticipated in the Office of General Counsel which will be filled at either the Attorney I or II level depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected individual. This is a civil service exempt position.
The annual salary is $99,372 up to $143,472 for Attorney I and $121,080 up to $174,888 for Attorney II. Initial placement within either range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($129,180 annually for Attorney I, and $157,404 annually for Attorney II).
EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.
Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school AND up to three years of experience in public or other applicable areas of law.
Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school AND three to four years of experience in public or other applicable areas of law.
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of California and possess technical competency in preparing, presenting, and conducting cases; presenting clear and logical statements of fact, law, and argument in written and oral form; analyzing and drafting resolutions and regulations; performing legal research; and communicating effectively, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing.
Other requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. In addition, the incumbent must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the position. Must be willing to work overtime as needed, and be willing to occasionally travel overnight.
Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.
EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is a public utility formed under California’s Municipal Utility District Act. EBMUD supplies water and provides wastewater treatment for parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the East San Francisco Bay Area. EBMUD’s water systems serves approximately 1.3 million people in 332-square-mile area: and the wastewater system serves approximately 650,000 people in an 88-square-mile area.
Headquartered in Oakland, EBMUD is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected from wards within the service area. The Board determines overall policies, which are then implemented under the direction of the Board appointed General Manager.
EBMUD employs nearly 2,000 employees at locations throughout the East San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Camanche and Pardee Reservoir areas. Explore the different careers paths available at EBMUD with descriptions of skills, experience, education, certifications and licenses needed to move and grow within the organization!
EBMUD offers employees a wide range of benefits and programs designed to suit their individual needs and promote balance between their work and everyday live...s. You can read more about our employee benefits program at http://www.ebmud.com/jobs/job-resources/employee-benefits-program/.
EEO/Accommodation Statement: If you need an accommodation to apply for any jobs at East Bay Municipal Utility District, call (510) 287-0735.
EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.
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