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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Deputy City Attorney III or IV / Litigation

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV with placement depending on experience. FULL APPLICATION

 

2. Deputy City Attorney V / Litigation

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V in the Litigation Division.  The Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) is the most senior deputy city attorney classification and handles the most complex cases and cases with the highest level of exposure. The DCA V may supervise other attorneys, will collaborate with and mentor other attorneys, and serve as team leader (“first chair”) on a number of cases. FULL APPLICATION

 

3. Supervising Legal Administrative Assistant
Closing Date March 31, 2017

Under general direction in the Office of the City Attorney, incumbents perform specialized and complex legal word processing, transcription and clerical support for assigned attorneys; provide supervision and training for a legal administrative support unit that performs specialized and responsible legal word processing, transcription, secretarial and clerical support duties for assigned attorneys and other staff members; and perform related duties as assigned. FULL APPLICATION

 

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OPEN RFQs:

1. Request for Qualifications / Investigative Services

The City of Oakland Office of the City Attorney (OCA) seeks to contract with an experienced individual or firm to provide investigation services. Prospective contractors should have a demonstrated record of providing investigative services for public/government entities, particularly in police cases, Section1983 cases and affirmative litigation.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ Investigative Services

 

2. Request for Qualifications / Receivers

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office seeks receivers to nominate for court appointment for several different classes of real property as part of its efforts to abate public nuisances. The City Attorney may seek court orders for receiverships over various real properties, including apartment complexes, hotels, motels, other single- and multiple- unit residential properties, and commercial properties. The receiver may be asked to operate the property for a limited time while problems at the property are addressed, including closure for one year under specific state laws, and possibly the sale of the property, or the sale of moveable property and fixtures. The receiver may need to be available to oversee property starting as early as the fall of 2016.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ Receivers

 

3. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Public Ethics Commission

The City Attorney wishes to retain several qualified firms to provide outside counsel services to the City Attorney’s Office or in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office to the Public Ethics Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction.  These areas include, but are not limited to, state and local laws regarding conflicts of interest, nepotism, cronyism, bribery, fair process (bribery, nepotism, improper influence, etc.), “revolving door” employment restrictions, perks of office and misuse of City resources, campaign contributions, public financing of campaigns, use of public resources on campaigns, lobbyist registration, gift restrictions, Oakland City Charter section 218 which prohibits Council interference with administrative affairs, open meeting laws, public records laws, whistleblower protections, ethics training, hearing procedures and other public ethics-related issues.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ for Public Ethics Counsel

For more information, please visit the City of Oakland's PEC Website.

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.

 

4. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Outside Counsel

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney is responsible for providing all legal services for the City of Oakland and Oakland Redevelopment Agency, as well as all City boards and commissions and certain joint powers authorities. The City Attorney retains outside counsel for three types of matters/cases: (1) cases that require specialized expertise that our Office does not have in-house; (2) cases that present conflict of interest issues; and, (3) cases that we cannot handle due to lack of capacity due to reductions to the City Attorney’s budget. The City of Oakland engages outside counsel only through the Office of the City Attorney.

The City Attorney requests detailed information regarding the qualifications of attorneys or law firms interested in providing legal services to the City of Oakland to establish a list of qualified attorneys or law firms from which outside counsel may be selected.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ for Outside Counsel

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.

 

5. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Outside Counsel for Affirmative Litigation

The Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit (CLCR) of the Office of the City Attorney prosecutes social justice cases in areas such as affordable housing and discrimination, wage t heft, economic and civil rights. CLCR works closely with the public, government entities, and civil rights and community-based organizations to identify and address issues that impact Oakland residents. The Unit seeks to ensure that all residents are treated fairly and with dignity.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ Outside Counsel Affirmative Litigation

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.