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Labor and Employment Attorney

City of Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington 98004
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Job Status:
Full Time
  • Legal
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Employee Relations
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Are you a dynamic, forward-thinking attorney with a solid background in public sector labor and employment law with a passion for finding creative solutions to day to day employment/labor challenges? Do you have a commitment to municipal law and a love for public service?  Are you a problem solver who can help a thriving, diverse metropolis navigate interesting legal challenges?  Are you self-aware and culturally competent? If so, why not explore the City of Bellevue?  Come see why Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the country (24/7 Wall Street).
We are looking for someone to:
  • provide counseling and strategic advice to City's Human Resources Department on all aspects of public sector labor and employment law;
  • participate in the development of employee and labor relations policies, and programs;
  • develop and conduct training programs on employee relations best practices, investigation techniques, and other employment-labor related topics as warranted;
  • provide counseling and strategic advice to assigned City Departments.
  • provide oversight and monitoring of cases and issues assigned to outside counsel;
  • respond to inquiries from City Management, Council and the general public;
  • draft resolutions and ordinances for adoption by the City Council;
  • provide advice on other legal issues as needed.
Who we are:
The City of Bellevue is a dynamic, international and multicultural, future-focused, diversity driven, high performing City. There are five essential and enduring principles that guide our actions and our decision making: Exceptional Public Service, Stewardship, and Commitment to Employees, Integrity and Innovation. We value all employees and their contributions. The City invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development.  We build on our commonalities and our differences.  Bellevue is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Bellevue employees enjoy many outstanding benefits: federal and state holidays, state retirement, generous matching 401(k), 457 defined benefit plans, and excellent health benefits. The City also offers paid vacation and sick leave, Washington State bar membership dues, training and professional growth opportunities, exercise facilities on site, staff parking and ORCA cards.   


 Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree.
  • Must be currently licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Washington.
  • Minimum 5 years of labor and employment experience, preferably in the public sector.
  • Experience involving criminal or misdemeanor litigation or civil litigation experience in areas related to the operation of a municipal government.
If you are:
  • knowledgeable in municipal law;
  • a highly skilled labor and employment attorney with both litigation and advice skills;
  • adept at addressing the legal challenges facing rapidly-growing cities;
  •  a gifted mentor who is savvy in solving organizational challenges;
  • analytical, logical and innovative, as well as, action and results oriented;  
  • a superb communicator with good interpersonal skills;
Bellevue may just be the place for you!  

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