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Marin Municipal Water District

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Corte Madera, CA

Posted on

Mar 27,2018

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SALARY RANGE: $9,340.00 - $11,353.00 PER MONTH ($112,080 - $136,236 ANNUALLY) DOQ/DOE


Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic, forward thinking, in-house, legal team that offers creative solutions to a wide-range of legal matters?

Does a career in a medium-sized, professional, municipal, water agency appeal to you?

Do you want to use your legal expertise to make significant difference for your clients?

The Marin Municipal Water District is recruiting for a Staff Attorney I, a position that offers all of the above and much more. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in municipal, government and/or water law, be a good collaborator and team player adept at building solid professional working relationships and possess excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. The District is interested in evaluating the qualifications of the applicant pool to determine the best fit for the position. If you have the aforementioned skills, an interest and the required experience in municipal/government law and/or water law, you may be our ideal candidate. Keep reading!


This mid-management position is under the supervision and direction of the District’s General Counsel who works collaboratively to provide legal advice and opinions to the Board of Directors, Committees, General Manager and staff. The job offers an opportunity to work on a myriad of public agency /governmental law issues and develop a solid foundation in California municipal law. Listed below are some examples of the work the Staff Attorney I will perform:

·Researches and provides oral and written legal advice on a broad range of legalissues; recommends changes in policies and procedures in order to meet legalrequirements.

·Studies, interprets, analyzes and applies laws, ordinances and regulations inadvising and preparing opinions and documents.

·Renders advice and assistance in the administration of the liability claims riskmanagement and insurance programs.

·Represents the District in judicial and administrative proceedings such as trials,arbitrations and hearings.

·Prepares all forms of pleadings including motions, points and authorities andbriefs.

·Prepares draft documents, and reviews a variety of legal documents includingcontracts, leases, MOU's, security instruments, indentures and deeds;participates or conduct negotiations on the terms of such documents andinstruments.

·Reviews new and proposed State and Federal legislation and administrativeregulations and advises District officials on the potential impacts to Districtoperations.

·Drafts resolutions and ordinances for adoption by the Board of Directors.

·Attends Board and Committee meetings and meetings with District staff andrepresentatives of outside agencies and parties; makes Board presentations.

·Responds to employment and labor relations, environmental, water andmunicipal law matters.

·Coordinates activities with those of other departments, outside agencies andorganizations; reviews and coordinates work of outside legal counsel on litigationmatters.

·Performs related duties as assigned or required.

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In addition to the skills and attributes mentioned above, the ideal candidate will also have work experience in municipal, water or government agency or private firm representing those agencies. The ideal candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications:

·Member of the California Bar

·Juris Doctorate from a California and ABA accredited law school or equivalent;

·Six months of experience working as an attorney, law clerk, intern and/or externinside a public or municipal agency, a local/state government agency or a lawfirm that provides advice and counsel to those agencies;

·Depending upon assignment, a valid California driver's license.

For more information, and to apply, go to our website and download brochure.

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Marin Municipal Water District

Company Profile

THE DISTRICT AND THE LEGAL DIVISION: The District is a medium sized, municipal, water agency with a Board of Directors/General Manager form of government, 244 full time employees and a $120,000,000 combined annual operating and capital budget for FY 2018. Annually, the District delivers water to approximately 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has stewardship responsibilities for approximately 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt. Tam. The Legal Division is comprised of the General Counsel, a Staff Attorney and an Administrative Legal Support Specialist. The team is collegial, respectful and inclusive. Providing legal advice and counsel in a timely, user friendly and objective manner is critical in this service oriented, in-house, legal office.