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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Deputy City Attorney II, III OR IV Litigation

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

The City Attorney may assign the selected attorney to new, additional or different duties or practice areas in either litigation, administrative proceedings or transactional work.

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.

Deputy City Attorney job announcement and supplemental questionnaire

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 work for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney.

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.

Neighborhood Law Corps job announcement and supplemental questionnaire

3. Paralegal

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to a Paralegal vacancy within the Office of the City Attorney.

Paralegal job announcement

 

City of Oakland Employment Application

Background Check Form

 

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.