The City of Klamath Falls invites interest in an excellent career opportunity for an experienced legal professional as Klamath Falls' new City Attorney.
The ideal candidate should be a problem solver, practical and a person who genuinely cares about Klamath Falls and its residents. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of ordinances, statutes and court decisions related to municipal entities, particularly in the areas of community development, public works, public safety, and finance; organization, powers, and limitations or governmental functions and officials with particular emphasis on municipalities; philosophies, techniques, and principles of municipal law and legal system; and the rules of order governing the conduct of public meetings. Candidates with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; exercise initiative, creativity, and sound judgment in solving difficult administrative, technical and personnel problems; and provide recommended courses of action when analyzing legal problems, issues, questions, and other situations requiring legal interpretation will be valued.
Candidates should posses a solid background in all aspects of municipal law. Minimum of 5 years in the practice of law, with emphasis and experience in one or more specialty areas, such as: employment law, land use, prosecution, public contracts, public meetings and records, first amendment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this position.
Must be admitted to and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar or able to be admitted in Oregon.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a cover letter indicating your specific interest in this position; a detailed professional resume that identifies the relevant qualifications and experiences outlined in this position profile; and a list of 3 professional references. Send the cover letter, resume and references to City of Klamath Falls City Attorney Recruitment, 500 Klamath Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or email. The closing date is July 5, 2018
Additional Salary Information: The City offers a competitive benefits package.
About City of Klamath Falls
The City of Klamath Falls is home to the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, 2004, 2008 and 2012 National Champion OIT Hustlin Owls basketball team and host of the 2015 Babe Ruth World Series at historic Kiger Stadium. Klamath Falls offers unique natural resources such as geothermal heat, which allows our municipal Ella Redkey swimming pool to be open year-round. Enjoy the outdoors with our many things to do in the area including a visit to the breathtaking Crater Lake National Park.
The City of Klamath Falls provides essential services and infrastructure to promote the social and economic health of the community.