Job Details

City Attorney
City of Palmdale, CA
Job Description

Come help us build a city. The City of Palmdale wants a leader who wants to translate legal expertise into a lasting legacy in a city that is hitting its stride. We are a fast-growing, open-minded city of 160,000, poised to become a model for how local government builds an interconnected, forward-thinking community, rich with options for visitors, businesses and residents. Our City Attorney will help us get there.

The City Attorney has the expertise to keep us on a path that is ethically and legally sound. This person shares our vision for the future and has the collaborative leadership style to make sure it includes all sorts of stakeholders. If you're an innovative leader ready to unite a community bound for greatness, the City of Palmdale is the place for you. Come help us build the future.


The City of Palmdale's City Attorney is a servant leader with stellar integrity, excellent communication skills, sound managerial experience, and the ability to solve problems with creative solutions.

This is a leader who can work collaboratively and transparently with stakeholders, ensuring our City's legal protections and ethical standards are not compromised. We need a professional who will boldly advocate for what is best for the City, and energetically help us build a fruitful future for our residents, businesses and stakeholders.

As our chief legal advisor, the City Attorney represents and advises the City Council, city staff and several regional organizations -- including the airport, housing and civic authorities. This typically includes: open meeting and public records laws; conflicts of interests; land use and environmental laws; claims and litigation; municipal elections; employment and labor relations; municipal utilities; procurement and other internal services; code enforcement; and resolutions, ordinances, and other legal documents.

The City Attorney represents the City of Palmdale with the utmost professionalism -- and understands and embraces our vision for the future. The City Attorney is excited to lay the foundation today for the city we want tomorrow.

The City Attorney is appointed by a majority of the City Council. The City Attorney oversees a team of approximately four employees, composed of an Assistant City Attorney, professional experts, and supportive clerical staff.

Job Details
Job Function:
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Palmdale
38300 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550-4611
United States
Population: 153,867
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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