City of Sunnyvale

City Attorney

City of Sunnyvale, California

Are you an experienced California public sector attorney with a strong working knowledge of municipal law and substantial land use experience? Do you possess a proactive communication style and the ability to explain and define complex legal issues in plain language?  If so, don’t miss this opportunity to join the collaborative, supportive, and respectful Sunnyvale team.  Apply today!

Sunnyvale, the Heart of Silicon Valley, is the 7th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to being a center of technology and innovation, Sunnyvale is a city of quiet family neighborhoods, strong schools, and a diverse community of people.  Boasting a mild and sunny climate with easy access to metropolitan amenities and abundant natural beauty, Sunnyvale is an ideal location to live, work, and play.

To qualify for the outstanding opportunity, you should possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and seven years of active municipal law practice, including two years of supervisory and/or management experience.  Active membership in the State Bar of California and qualification to practice law before all California state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals is required.

The annual salary range is $240,000 to $320,000, DOQ.  The City offers an outstanding benefit package including relocation & mortgage assistance, City paid retiree medical insurance, and fully paid medical, dental, & vision insurance for employees and all eligible dependents.

Please submit your compelling cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Roberta Greathouse toll-free (866) 912-1919 or by cell (831) 998-3194 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at

The filing deadline is March 17, 2024.

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