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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. Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney

Open until filled

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

 

3. 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

 

4. 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

 

5. 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

 

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Open RFQs:

1. 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.

 

2. 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.