City of Bainbridge Island goes looking for a lawyer

The city of Bainbridge Island officially announced Friday that the position of its city attorney is open.

Applicants for the job must step up before the deadline at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

The salary range for an attorney with the city of Bainbridge Island is $110,316 to $138,324 per year, or approximately  $9,193 to $11,527 each month.

A benefits package of medical dental and vision is included as well as "generous" vacation sick leave and holidays, according to the city's profile on the position.

The position profile also states that it is seeking a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. The city desires at least five years of experience in municipal law as well as experience in legal office management and municipally-owned utilities.

The job of the city attorney is to provide legal support to the city council, city manager and other staff. The attorney will also head any legal battles the city may face.

Bainbridge's current interim city attorney, Will Patton, submitted his letter of resignation to City Manager Doug Schulze on Nov. 5; Schulze's first day at the city.

Patton held the interim position for one year.


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