The City Attorney is chief legal counsel for the City government. The incumbent is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. Responsibilities include providing legal services to the City Council, commissions, boards and committees, City Manager and other City staff. Work is performed under the direction of the City Council who reviews performance through conferences, reports and observations of results obtained.
Please see our City website for a complete job description and information on how to apply.
Required Education, Training and Experience (Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of this position. Prior work experience and educational requirements listed are typical ways of obtaining the required qualifications. Other equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.)
Graduation from a fully accredited law school with a juris doctorate degree.
A minimum of five years legal experience including at least three years in the practice of municipal or local government law with emphasis in the following: land use, public meetings and records, public contracts and purchasing and drafting or reviewing ordinances and resolutions.
Must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar; admission to practice law in the State of Oregon.
Must successfully pass the background checks and screening requirements required for the position.
Nestled along the banks of the Willamette River and steeped in a rich history, Milwaukie enjoys the comforts of a small town, as well as the benefits of its close location to Portland. The pioneering spirit and determination that inspired Milwaukie’s founders is still felt today from the people that make up this unique city. Milwaukie strives to stay true to itself and the spirit of the community, even if that’s unconventional at times, while upholding a strong sense of optimism that keeps everyone persistent in their pursuit for shared successes. Woven through the fabric of the community is the value placed on ingenuity. Milwaukie prizes creativity to get things done by finding innovative solutions, and residents embrace originality to find new ideas that better the community.
The City of Milwaukie has a Council-Manager form of government. The five elected members—Mayor and four
Councilors—represent the community while concentrating on policy issues responsive to the community’s needs. The Mayor and City Councilors are elected at-large and serve staggered four-year terms. City Council appoints the city manager, city attorney and municipal judge. Milwaukie employs about 140 fu...ll-time staff and works collaboratively with two unions. The 2017-18 biennial budget of $115 million is aligned with Council goals and the administration is committed to professionalism, efficiency and customer service.