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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Deputy City Attorney II or III / Litigation Division

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. 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. FULL APPLICATION

 

2. Deputy City Attorney II or III / Advisory Division

Open until filled

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with expertise in rent regulation and landlord/tenant law.  Desirable knowledge and experience includes municipal rent regulation, landlord/tenant law (including evictions, renting and remedies), advice to Boards/Commissions and/or City Councils, ordinance and regulation drafting, administrative procedures (including administrative remedies and rule-making) and litigation (including writs, appeals and affirmative litigation). FULL APPLICATION

 

3. Deputy City Attorney V / Oakland Police Department Counsel

Open until filled

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified 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. FULL APPLICATION

 

4. 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. FULL APPLICATION

 

5. Deputy City Attorney II or III / General Advisory and Rent

Open until filled

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with knowledge and expertise in municipal law.  The position will work in practice areas including rent regulations and landlord/tenant law (such as evictions, renting and remedies), and  other practice areas that may include, but not be limited to, affirmative litigation, constitutional issues (due process, equal protection, privileges & immunities, right to travel, residency requirements), providing advice on a wide range of issues such as public nuisance, conflicts, ethics, elections, code enforcement, housing law, real property, land use, contracting, drafting and researching legislation, regulations, policies, providing advice to boards and commissions on applicable laws and at hearings. Experience providing advice to Boards/Commissions and/or City Councils, ordinance and regulation drafting, administrative procedures (including administrative remedies and rule-making) and litigation (including writs, appeals and affirmative litigation) is desirable. 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.