The City of Upper Arlington (pop. 36,000), a premier community within the Central Ohio region, offers an outstanding career opportunity as the new City Attorney. This pending vacancy is the result of an upcoming retirement. Top candidates for consideration will have credibility in the legal profession and be known as legal strategists and innovative leaders, well-versed across a broad range of issues. Candidates will also need to demonstrate strong communication skills and a collaborative style that supports transparency, innovation, and community engagement.
The annual salary offered for this position will be highly compensated and very competitive for the region and will be dependent on qualifications, experience, and overall career history. A benefits package including retirement provided by the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) will be offered. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Candidates are encouraged to formally apply or express interest by Monday, June 8, 2020.
Only the top tier of individuals will be invited to interview with the City Council in late June or early July. It is anticipated that the newly selected City Attorney will join the City of Upper Arlington in late August or, if needed in early September.
*Important Notice: In accordance with Ohio law, all applications and résumés for public positions are a matter of public record and may be disclosed to the media or public upon proper request.
Serious candidates are encouraged to call to discuss their interest with the Search Firm, Ralph Andersen & Associates, in advance of submitting their qualifications. Please contact Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900 to schedule a confidential telephone appointment to discuss this career opportunity.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing with the Ohio Bar is required. Ideally, this position is well suited for a legal professional who has significant experience working directly for a government agency. Alternatively, a notable career in a private law firm in support of local government agencies or addressing key and transferable legal issues may also be considered if supported by a solid track record of success.
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