The City of Simi Valley is seeking a City Attorney. The ideal candidate will be an articulate, decisive, and highly motivated leader who possesses excellent political acumen and awareness. The successful candidate will be able to thoroughly research and analyze problems, evaluate but not fear risk, develop sound conclusions and decisive recommendations, as well as having the ability to intelligently explain legal concepts to different levels of audiences in a clear and direct manner. This person should enjoy working in a collaborative environment and have the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities. A professional with effective communication and interpersonal skills is needed to build productive working relationships with City Council, the City Manager, Department Heads, and stakeholders within the community. Dedication to public service, ensuring the public’s trust, a strong work ethic, exceptional analytical skills, creativity, flexibility, and sound judgment are essential. An attorney with a specific expertise in land use, and particularly the complexities of recent and on-going state laws regarding housing, is highly desirable. Familiarity with the Police Officer Bill of Rights, the Brown Act, and Public Records Access laws would be very helpful.