$200/monthly resource stipend
2% city contribution to a 401a plan
City-paid PERS retirement
Internal Number: 2022-00001
The City of Tualatin, Oregon, is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced legal professional to provide progressive, innovative leadership as Tualatin’s new City Attorney.
The City Attorney is legal counsel for the City, appointed by the City Manager. The position provides professional legal services and advice to the City Council, the Tualatin Development Commission, City staff, and City committees and boards, and also supervises the Legal Assistant.
For a complete description of the position, please visit our website to review the City Attorney brochure.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or City Council or Commission.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to operate a personal computer and have knowledge of Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Power Point software and be able to perform legal research on-line using Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw or similar program.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar. Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon driver's license.
Other Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of local government, administrative and land use law, including the principles of real property law, land use law, torts, contracts, criminal law, civil and criminal procedures, and rules of evidence. Considerable knowledge of the methods of legal research. Knowledge of employee supervision, budget preparation, and office management practices. Ability to operate a personal computer and related software.
Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge of complex, factual situations in conducting legal research and preparing sound legal opinions. Ability to analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents. Ability to prepare and try cases. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, City staff and the general public.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years legal experience in the practice of municipal or local government law with emphasis and experience in the following: land use, first amendment, public meetings and records, and public contracts. At least two years of supervisory experience. Graduation from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; as well as, extensive reading of printed material and text on computer screens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The position comes complete with a full benefit package including health insurance (medical, dental, prescription and vision), city-paid PERS contributions, a city-paid 2% contribution to a 401a account, and city-paid life and AD&D insurance.
The City of Tualatin, population 27,500, is a dynamic, vibrant community ideally located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capitol. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activities on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the mighty Columbia River, while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area. Tualatin is a bicycle friendly community with bike lanes throughout the City and access to the regional cycling route network.
Tualatin’s population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. Tualatin enjoys a high quality of life; In the most recent resident satisfaction survey, 88% of residents rated the overall quality of life in Tualatin as “excellent” or “good”, and 92% r...eported they would recommend the community to others and plan to stay for the next five years. Residents take great pride in and appreciate the amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping, dining establishments and a low tax rate.
The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas, along with multiple commercial and industrial zones. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon’s most livable cities; a 30+-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. The center of downtown is anchored by a public/private plaza project, Tualatin Commons, which consists of mixed-use buildings surrounding a three-acre public lake.