The City of Madera is now accepting applications for City Attorney. The City is seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, a high degree of integrity and one who is comfortable and confident in both court and public meetings. The City Attorney works collaboratively with the City Council, City Manager, and City Clerk to ensure effective operations of City Government. The City Attorney must have the ability to:
Effectively manage a legal office
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Perform thorough and accurate legal research in all areas of law
Provide sound legal advice and opinions, including evaluation of alternative approaches to both problems and solutions
Perform expertly in all phases of civil litigation including drafting of pleadings, discovery, law and motion, trial, writs and appeals
Establish positive and productive working relationships with all parties
Those individuals who meet the following requirements will be given first consideration in the selection process:
Education: Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA or California State accredited school of law.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of increasingly responsible broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal law
Licenses: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license, and active membership in the State Bar of California.
Visit www.madera.gov/apply for more information.
About City of Madera
The City of Madera is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Madera encompasses 15 square miles and has a population of nearly 66,000. The City works collaboratively with its community partners to achieve the goals of the Vision 2025 plan: a well-planned city, a strong community and great schools, good jobs and economic opportunities, and a safe and healthy environment. Community involvement is encouraged through the City’s robust neighborhood outreach program, with 97 active neighborhood groups.
The City’s rich history can be traced back to the lumber industry whose resilience played a vital role in sustaining the economy through a devastating drought and two nationwide depressions. Today, lumber has been replaced by diversified agriculture and a rich farming economy. Madera also offers an excellent school system, modern residential areas, and a variety of recreational facilities including a municipal golf course, community swimming pool, attractive community parks, and a well maintained trail system along the river.