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CITY ATTORNEY JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is a dynamic, innovative and award-winning municipal law practice working to protect and advance the rights and interests of Oakland residents. Current job opportunities are as follows:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:


1. Deputy City Attorney II / III - General Public Safety, Rent & Code Enforcement

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 code enforcement, public nuisance, administrative hearings, rent regulation, and other practice areas that may include, but not be limited to, affirmative litigation, constitutional issues (due process, equal protection, privileges & immunities) and providing advice on a wide range of issues such as conflicts, ethics, contracting, drafting and researching legislation, regulations and policies. 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.

Deputy City Attorney II / III - General Public Safety, Rent & Code Enforcement FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

2. Supervising Deputy City Attorney V - Real Estate, Housing, and Economic Development

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a seasoned real estate and community development attorney with significant expertise in affordable housing development and finance, development and/or transactional aspects of general real estate, and secured finance work to fill the position of Supervising Deputy City Attorney V. Expertise in land use, redevelopment, economic development, municipal law, and environmental law is a plus.

Supervising Deputy City Attorney V - Real Estate, Housing, and Economic Development FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

3. Deputy City Attorney III Real Estate, Housing, Economic Development, and Redevelopment

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a seasoned real estate and community development attorney with significant expertise in affordable housing development and finance, development and/or transactional aspects of general real estate, and secured finance work to fill the position of Deputy City Attorney III or IV, depending on experience. Expertise in land use, redevelopment, economic development, municipal law, and environmental law is a plus.

Deputy City Attorney III Real Estate, Housing, Economic Development, and Redevelopment FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

4. Summer Law Clerks – 2022

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is accepting applications from law students for full-time and part-time summer Law Clerk positions. We also accept applications for clinical semesters and volunteer fall and spring Law Clerks.

Summer Law ClerksFULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

5. Affirmative Litigation Fellow Program – 2021

Beginning on October 12, 2020, the Oakland City Attorney’s Office will be accepting applications for third-year law students and lawyers completing judicial clerkships or other fellowships who are able to secure funding (e.g., through their law school or a foundation) to work with its Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit and/or its Neighborhood Law Corps (“NLC”) starting in 2021. The City cannot provide independent funding to fellows, but will host and rely on fellows as full members of the team.

Affirmative Litigation Fellow Program FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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