Deputy City Attorney

  • City of Newport Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full Time Legal Services Other
  • Salary: $12,797.15 - $16,328.29 Monthly USD

Job Description


Come join the City of Newport Beach!

The City of Newport Beach is seeking one full-time Deputy City Attorney to join the City Attorney's Office . The successful candidate will have a firm understanding of municipal law, the prosecution of criminal matters, Public Records Act, Brown Act, conflict of interest regulations, and litigation. This candidate will also have the ability to draft agreements, ordinances, resolutions and appropriately analyze risk. The ability to make decisions, work collaboratively across departments and represent the City in the most sensitive and complex cases will be expected.

Selection Components:
  • Application Evaluation: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with the first review date of June 17, 2024. The position will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Candidates are required to submit a resume in order for the application package to be considered complete.
  • Virtual Interview: Tentatively scheduled for July 9, 2024 . Passing applicants will be placed on an eligibility list that may be used to fill future full-time vacancies as they occur.

  • This position may work a 5/40, 9/80, or 4/10 schedule.

Career Path:
The career path for this position includes: Assistant City Attorney and City Attorney.

The City offers an excellent benefit package and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS and the employee is required to contribute 11.5% of their pay towards the retirement benefit.

Essential Duties

Please view the online job specification for a more detailed description of specific job duties.


Please view the online job specification for a more detailed description of specific qualifications.

Experience & Education and License/Certificate

A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of legal experience in municipal law, employment law, criminal law, land use law, and/or litigation.

Education: A Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

License/Certificate : Membership in the State Bar of California.

Due to the performance of some field duties which require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

FLSA Classification: Exempt.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the Newport Beach Police Department. The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Job Address

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