City Attorney - City of West Linn, OR

$150,000 - $175,000 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • West Linn, OR, USA
  • Mar 25, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

A southern suburb of the Portland Metropolitan Area, West Linn, Oregon is bordered by the Willamette and Tualatin rivers and features scenic views of Willamette Falls, the largest falls in the state. The natural beauty of West Linn is enhanced with panoramas of the volcanic peaks of Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens. The community has earned recognition as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation for 30 consecutive years. 

Today, the City covers 8 square miles, is home to 27,100 residents, and has a median household income of $119,415. Ranked as the #1 “Safest City in Oregon” by Safewise in 2023, locals enjoy a safe, welcoming community that promotes livability and sustainability. The City offers 32 parks comprising 600 acres and 25 miles of trails. The junction of the Willamette and Tualatin Rivers provides hours of enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. 

There are many family-friendly events held in West Linn, such as Movies and Music in the Park, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Dash, Community Tree Lighting, family dances, a scavenger hunt, the Willamette River Polar Plunge, and an Old Time Fair. The highly ranked West Linn Public Library offers several programs and events that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. 

Residents have access to outstanding educational opportunities at both public and private schools. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is a K-12 public school system with 15 schools and 9,000 students in two towns. The district offers athletic, fine art, gifted, and environmental science programs, career, and technical education, as well as AP and dual-credit opportunities. The district is ranked the #2 “Best School District” in Oregon by Niche and offers athletic, fine art, gifted, and environmental science programs, career, and technical education, as well as AP and dual-credit opportunities. 

The City of West Linn is seeking an independent, solution-oriented legal professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to serve as City Attorney. Candidates for this position must be admitted to the Oregon State Bar and have at least five years of experience in the practice of municipal law with emphasis and expertise in one or more specialty areas such as land use, first amendment, public meetings and records, public contracts, and Oregon growth boundary policy. Mandatory requirements include experience as legal counsel for a public agency, progressively responsible experience in management and supervision, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties as outlined. Candidates should have knowledge of all areas of municipal law and be able to perform legal research in complex areas, work independently, and prioritize work to meet the needs of the City. Local government experience as in-house legal counsel in Oregon is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $175,000 depending on qualifications. 

Please apply online.

For more information on this position contact:
Lynn Barboza, Senior Vice President