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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Deputy City Attorney II or III / Litigation
Open until filled

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III 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 II or Deputy City Attorney III with placement depending on experience.

The City Attorney’s Office represents the City in legal matters pertaining to the City of Oakland. These matters include, but are not limited to, providing advice to clients, handling all manner of writ proceedings and handling litigation and appellate matters.

DCA II or III Litigation FULL APPLICATION

 

2. Deputy City Attorney V or Special Counsel / Real Estate and Economic Development
Open until filled

The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Special Counsel or Deputy City Attorney V for real estate and economic development matters and rent-related advice and counsel.

The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant real estate, housing, economic development, and redevelopment experience. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. A strong working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act is a plus. The ability to quickly develop proficiency in new areas of law and general municipal law is essential, and the ability to work effectively in a diverse environment also is essential.

DCA V or Special Counsel Real Estate FULL APPLICATION

 

3. Deputy City Attorney V / Litigation
Open until filled

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.

Case handling responsibilities include, but are not limited to case evaluation, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and representing the City in judicial hearings including settlement conferences, trials and in appellate courts.

DCA V Litigation FULL APPLICATION 

 

5. Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney
Open until filled

The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. The program – described as a cross between Legal Aid and the Peace Corps – brings legal resources and remedies into Oakland's diverse neighborhoods to address issues affecting quality of life in those communities.

The NLC attorney position is in the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division of the City Attorney’s Office.  NLC attorneys focus on combating blight, human trafficking, public safety, tenant protection, and other important community concerns and quality of life issues by performing litigation, policy work, and other actions. The position is responsible for representing the City in state and federal courts and will provide significant litigation-related experience.

Neighborhood Law Corps FULL APPLICATION

 

6. Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Attorney
Open until filled

Under general direction of the Assistant City Attorney, the Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Attorney provides responsible, complex and highly confidential secretarial and administrative support to the Assistant City Attorney. Posted July 20, 2017.

Executive Assistant FULL APPLICATION

 

City of Oakland Employment Application & Background Check Form:

Employment Application

Background check form

 

OPEN RFQs:

1. 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.

 

2. 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.

 

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.