Jamie Renee Smith has served our Executive Team as the Executive Assistant to City Attorney Parker since 2012. She is responsible for providing executive level administrative support to the City Attorney, Chief Assistant City Attorneys and City Attorney staff.
“Jamie is one of a kind, a consummate public servant; she works tirelessly on behalf of our Office and the City and the people of Oakland to handle the very challenging work we perform in an exemplary manner. Jamie is invariably available to provide assistance on urgent and complicated assignments and willing to help with any task, large or small, at any hour. She is versatile, empathetic and generous with her time. Everyone who interfaces with Jamie appreciates her courtesy, thoughtfulness and empathy. Jamie provides attention to every detail, making sure our products are works of perfection. In sum, Jamie is invaluable and irreplaceable.” – City Attorney Barbara J. Parker
Jamie began working for the City of Oakland in 1983 and joined the Office of the City Attorney in 1985. She worked as an Office Aide, Legal Secretary, and then Executive Assistant to the City Attorney. Jamie returned to her hometown of Stockton for several years, but in 2012, the year City Attorney Parker began her first full term as Oakland’s elected City Attorney, Jamie returned to our office and has been an indispensable member of our team ever since. Jamie also has served as President of the Confidential Employees Management Association (“CEMA”) and has led CEMA’s negotiations with the City for years.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Holy Names University and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies from Vista Community College (now Berkeley City College).