|Title:||City Attorney Recruitment Process|
|Date:||February 17, 2004|
|Submitted By:||Tina Gray, HR Manager|
|Gino Grimaldi, City Administrator
|Synopsis:||The position of City Attorney will become vacant in June 2004. As dictated by the City Charter, the position of City Attorney is to be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation from the City Council. Staff is prepared to recruit a new City Attorney without the assistance of an outside recruitment firm. We are requesting approval from the council to move forward with our recruitment strategy and selection process, which includes a modification to the salary range.|
|Recommendation:||Staff recommends that Council approve the job announcement (Attachment A), salary adjustment and internal recruitment process.|
|Fiscal Impact:||Internal resources will be use to create a job announcement (Attachment A), advertise the vacancy and administer a selection process. By utilizing internal resources rather than using a professional recruitment firm for this process, we anticipate a savings of approximately $20,000. We anticipate normal costs for a department head-level recruitment such as travel and reimbursement costs for candidates traveling from out of the area, background investigation expenses on the finalists, and potential relocation expenses for the candidate ultimately selected for the position. The City will also see a savings in salary and benefit costs under the proposed range.|
|Background:||The current City Attorney will be leaving the employ of the city no later
than June 30, 2004. It is time for the City to start the recruitment process
to refill this key position. Staff is requesting approval from the council
to move forward with our recruitment strategy and selection process internally
with a modification to the salary range.
A draft job announcement has been prepared describing the community, legal department and position for perspective candidates. As our market for this position is primarily practicing Oregon Attorneys with municipal and management experience, staff feels we can attract qualified candidates without the added expense of employing a recruitment firm. The job qualifications currently require admittance to the Oregon State Bar and Oregon Municipal experience. Staff recommends the recruitment process be handled internally and capitalize on recruitment resources available in Oregon.
Recruitment Resources for City Attorney Recruitment Process
Current City Attorney Salary Range
Proposed City Attorney Salary Range