The Office of the City Attorney provides legal counsel to the City of Oakland, its employees, officers, agencies, boards and commissions. In this capacity, the OCA drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents requested by city officials and departments, reviews the form and legality of all city contracts and represents the city in litigation matters.
Our mission is to 1. Provide the highest quality legal services to the City of Oakland; 2. Promote open government and accountability to the residents of Oakland in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law, and; 3. Apply the law in an innovative and community-oriented manner to improve the quality of life in Oakland. As a team we are committed to providing professional legal services that are efficient and accessible to the residents of Oakland, to whom we are ultimately accountable.
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks an attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney III with background and expertise in the municipal finance, revenue, bonds, taxation, fees and assessments. Relevant expertise includes general municipal law practice areas including but not limited to municipal finance, ethics and conflict of interest in the context of municipal finance and public contracting. Expertise in municipal bond law, open meetings laws, public records, parliamentary procedure, and constitutional law and/or serving as counsel to legislative bodies, boards and commissions is a plus. The incumbent may perform a wide range of duties involving municipal finance, revenue, taxes and fees, formation of special assessment and other districts, preparation of ballot measures, parliamentary procedure, public meetings, public records laws, constitutional law, charter interpretations, and other practice areas outlined above.