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CITY ATTORNEY JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Deputy City Attorney III or IV Land Use

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney with significant land use experience for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV level in the Office’s Advisory Division. The ideal candidate will have substantial California land use experience, either developed in-house (city, county, other governmental organization, or for a private company) or in a law firm with strong municipal land use expertise. The candidate should have knowledge and significant experience, including the ability quickly and effectively to perform at an advanced level, in CEQA/NEPA, the California Planning and Zoning Law and the Subdivision Map Act.  A strong working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is desired.  Expertise in handling land use writs in both trial and appellate courts and suits seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as considerable Planning Commission experience also are desirable.

DCA III or IV Land Use FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

2. Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative, and community-oriented attorney who is interested in public service for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney.  California Bar required.

Neighborhood Law Corps FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

3. Deputy City Attorney III or IV General & Complex Litigation Division

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 General and Complex 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.

DCA III or IV General & Complex Litigation FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

4. Deputy City Attorney V General & Complex Litigation Division

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) and supervise attorneys in the General and Complex Litigation Division (Defense). The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant litigation experience and expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. 

DCA V General & Complex Litigation FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

5. Deputy City Attorney V Oakland Police Departmental Counsel

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as departmental counsel (“DC”) for the Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) as a Deputy City Attorney V (“OPD-DC”).
The ideal candidate should have significant experience advising and representing public entities – including law enforcement agencies – as well as litigation experience.  The Deputy City Attorney V is the most advanced and highest level classification in the Deputy City Attorney series. OPD-DC must advance the City’s and the City Attorney Office’s commitment to transparency, fairness and respectful policing. 

DCA V OPD Departmental Counsel FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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