Attorney I/II (Municipal Law Attorney)

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $106,236 - $153,384 Annually (for Attorney I) or $129,444 - $186,984 Annually (for Attorney II)
Open Date: 08/23/2021
Close Date: 09/10/2021

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, August 23, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-120

The position will be filled at either the Attorney I or II level depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected individual(s). Salary progression is performance-based.

You are invited to apply to join a team-oriented group of in-house counsel serving one of the largest and most innovative public water and wastewater utilities in the United States. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is seeking to employ a well-qualified attorney to begin at either the Attorney I or Attorney II level. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a keen mind, a curious intellect, and commitment to public service. Strong analytical and writing skills are a must, as are an eagerness to learn new areas of law and a genuine passion for collaborating with smart, collegial, and dedicated people.

As a member of the Office of General Counsel (OGC), you will play a key role on many of EBMUD’s most challenging and significant initiatives. Candidates must have at least one year of experience providing legal advice and representation to local public agencies or other governmental entities. The most competitive candidates for this position will have substantial hands-on experience with one or more of the following:

• Law relating to the adoption and increase of rates, charges and fees by California local governmental entities;
• General municipal or public agency law that applies to public entities located within California, including issues arising under open government and public records laws, conflict-of-interest law, elections law, and campaign finance law;
• Contract review and development; and
• Labor and Employment law counseling and litigation, including public labor relations.

Within the areas of experience listed above, under general direction of the General Counsel, the selected attorney will be responsible for performing the following duties:

• Conferring with and advising EBMUD officers, managers, and employees on legal questions;
• Preparing legal opinions;
• Drafting ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents;
• Preparing or helping prepare pleadings, discovery, briefs, and other papers in connection with lawsuits and other legal proceedings in which EBMUD is involved.

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.

Position Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:

Attorney I:
Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and one year of experience in public or other applicable areas of law.

Attorney II:
Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school AND three to four years of experience in public or other applicable areas of law.

All candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of California and possess competency in preparing, presenting, and conducting legal analysis; 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.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
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