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The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is an innovative, nationally-recognized municipal law office working to protect and advance the rights and interests of the City and County of San Francisco and its residents. With just over 300 talented and dedicated employees, the Office provides exceptional legal services to the City’s Mayor, Board of Supervisors, officials, and departments. Our work empowers City leaders with effective, responsive, and creative legal solutions and representation so they can deliver critical public services, and our affirmative advocacy enhances the lives and wellbeing of San Francisco’s residents and visitors.

The Office recognizes that diversity in the backgrounds, identities, ideas, and lived experiences of our employees enriches our workplace and enhances our work. We aspire to recruit, employ, retain, and promote talented individuals representing the full spectrum of our community, and welcome all candidates, including candidates of any race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and age, and candidates with disabilities. We have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of people want to come and stay, grow professionally, and find purpose and engagement, and where all employees feel welcomed and respected for their full authentic selves, and valued for their work and contributions to the Office and the City.

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About the Construction and Public Contracting Team
The Construction and Public Contracting Team is a collaborative and dynamic group of nine attorneys, two paralegals, and two legal secretaries. The team provides legal advice to City departments on contracting for public works and improvements, goods and services, grantmaking and IT procurements. Members of the team also represent the City in litigation involving these matters. The team supports various City departments, including the City Purchaser and Office of Contract Administration, Office of the Controller, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SF Public Works and SF Recreation and Parks.

Deputy City Attorney Position and Responsibilities
The Office is recruiting for an attorney to advise on matters relating to the procurement of goods and services, including information technology transactions. This work will cover the spectrum of the procurement process such as bid/proposal preparation, contract drafting and negotiations, bid protests, and contract claim resolution. The attorney must incorporate City contracting laws with general legal advice regarding City purchasing agreements. Other tasks may include legislative drafting, review and approval of City grants, and advising clients on compliance with the City’s Sunshine Ordinance and California Public Records Act.

Minimum Qualifications
• Licensed to practice law in California.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience providing advice and transactional legal services, including complex technology transactions.
• Excellent research, negotiation, and analytical abilities, along with superior writing and communication skills.
• Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and efficiently.
• Ability to manage and appropriately balance work assignments, and adjust to occasional workload increases.
• Ability to exercise good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
• Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
• Two or more years of relevant work experience.

How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, October 26th here . Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit two references and at least one writing sample.

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