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Deputy/Assistant City Attorney
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The City of Burlingame | Burlingame, CA
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Job Description

San Francisco/Peninsula

Job Type


Close Date

5/20/2019 at 12am or until 100 applicants


$8,585.20-$14,554.31 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires

Pre-qualification, Supplemental

About Burlingame

The City of Burlingame is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, five minutes from San Francisco International Airport and easy visiting distance to San Francisco. Convenient Bay Area-wide access is provided by near-by bridges. The developed area of the city extends from the eastern slope of the coastal range to San Francisco Bay. Coyote Point Park at the southern City limits and the Bay Trail through Burlingame along the water's edge provide access to water oriented and developed regional recreation opportunities, including sailing, wind surfing, swimming, children's museum and meeting facilities. Development on Burlingame's bay front is dotted with first class hotels which are oriented to San Francisco Bay and provide visitors and residents alike with vacation-style opportunities. Burlingame's village style, kid-friendly downtown and nearby Washington Park are popular destinations on the Peninsula, easily accessible by foot, rail and car.

The City of Burlingame is a full-service, general law City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 195 full-time employees who deliver quality municipal services to its 28,000 citizens. The City of Burlingame prides itself on being an "Employer of Choice" and embraces a participative approach in managing the City and the Organization.

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501 Primrose Road Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame is accepting applications for the position of Deputy/Assistant City Attorney

Our diverse family of employees welcomes you to apply. We are a small city that gets a lot done, and each member of our team is vital to our success as an organization.

We recently asked our employees what they enjoyed most about working for the City of Burlingame, and their responses fell into five general categories:

* Colleagues
* Community
* Location
* The Work
* The Benefits

Browse the Burlingame Welcome Brochure for more information about why employees love working here:

Welcome Brochure

For more detailed information regarding the minimum qualifications and essential functions of the position, please review the Deputy/Assistant City Attorney job description.

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Ideal Candidate

This recruitment is for full-time employment, but we may consider a modified schedule or hiring at less than 100% full-time equivalent (FTE) depending on the candidate chosen to fill the position. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for consideration.

This is an at-will position and as such there is no guarantee of hours and employment may terminate at any time.

The Deputy/Assistant City Attorney works under the direction of the City Attorney. The Deputy/Assistant City Attorney provides a wide range of professional legal services related to municipal government operations in a variety of civil and criminal matters; conducts legal research and prepares opinions, memoranda, contracts, ordinances and other legal documents; advises city departments, boards and commissions; and represents the city in a variety of litigation matters.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Education and Experience:


* For Deputy City Attorney: one year of professional legal experience, with a preference for municipal law experience.
* For Assistant City Attorney: three years of professional legal experience in municipal law.


* Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

License or Certificate:

* Active membership, in good standing, in the State Bar of California


* Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% at 55 for Classic members and 2.0% at 62 for New members; Classic members contribute 1.5% of the City's contribution to CalPERS retirement via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis
* Health Insurance: Choice of CalPERS Medical plans; City pays up to 92.5% of medical premium of most medical plans
* Dental and Vision for employee and dependents
* Term life insurance policy in the amount of $100,000
* Long-Term Disability Insurance plan pays 60% of monthly salary ($3,500 max)
* 3% HRA contribution (1% employee contribution)
* Deferred Comp 457 matching contribution of $45 per pay period
* Vacation leave of 10-24 days per year, based on length of service
* Paid holidays of 14 days per year
* Sick Leave of 12 days per year
* Administrative leave of 80 hours per fiscal year, prorated based on date of hire
* Section 125 Flex Benefit: Un-reimbursed Medical and Child Care
* Transportation Incentive Program
* Reduced fee for City Recreation fitness classes

Benefits will be pro-rated or adjusted accordingly if hired at less than 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

For a more detailed overview of the benefits available for this position, please refer to The Compensation and Benefit Plan for the Department Head and Unrepresented Classifications

Special Instructions


This recruitment will close Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 100 applications, whichever occurs first.

Interested candidates must submit a completed online employment application.

In addition, the following documents are required and must be attached to your application:

* A Legal Writing Sample
* A Resume
* A List of References

Please note attachments need to be in a PDF format. If you are having difficulty attaching documents in CalOpps, please email hr@burlingame.org for assistance.



Based upon a review of employment applications, supplemental questionnaires, resumes, and attachments received, a limited number of the qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process.

The process will consist of an Oral Panel Interview. An eligibility list will be established from those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least one year unless abolished sooner.

The department will invite the most qualified candidates from the eligibility list to a final department interview. The City Attorney will make the final appointment.

The oral-panel interview is tentatively scheduled for June 2019.

* Salaries for new employees are established at the department level interview.

Note: The City of Burlingame reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.


Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to:

* pass a fingerprint check submitted to the Department of Justice
* pass a background investigation
* comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire

The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.