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The City Attorney defends Oakland’s interests and resources in court, protects and advances the rights of all Oaklanders and initiates legal action to secure compliance with applicable laws, justice, and equity.

We propose, draft and review ordinances and resolutions and sponsor legislation, often with members of the City Council and/or the Mayor. We strategically negotiate major agreements and contracts and help to shape Oakland’s policies. And we provide expert legal advice to City leaders and officials including the Mayor, City Council, City Auditor, City Administrator, and City departments, boards and commissions.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of legal services, promote open government and accountability to the residents of Oakland and apply the law in an innovative and community-oriented manner to advance Oaklanders’ rights and improve the quality of life in all of Oakland’s neighborhoods. We accomplish this mission by constantly pursuing excellence, professionalism and a workforce that values and reflects Oakland’s diversity.

Position Summary:

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

The ideal candidate will fill a position in the City Attorney’s Real Estate Unit and will advise the City’s Real Estate Department on varied transactional work related to the sale, acquisition, and lease of property; the City’s Economic Workforce Development Department on varied work related to the development and other disposition of City property; or a combination of both, depending on qualifications.