The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office (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 over 300 talented, dedicated, and diverse employees, the Office provides exceptional legal services to the City’s Mayor, Board of Supervisors, officials, and departments. Our work empowers the City’s public servants with effective, responsive, and creative legal solutions and representation so they can deliver critical public services and our affirmative advocacy enhances the lives and well being 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. To learn more about the Office’s efforts to provide an inclusive workplace where employees feel they belong and can meaningfully contribute, please click here.
The Office offers a hybrid remote work schedule for eligible employees, with three days onsite and up to two days remote.
To learn more about the City Attorney’s Office please visit: https://www.sfcityattorney.org/
The Port Team is a collaborative and dynamic group of five attorneys and one legal secretary. The Team functions as in-house legal counsel to the Port of San Francisco, which is an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the operations, maintenance, and management of 7.5 miles of the City’s world-famous eastern waterfront for the benefit of the City, its residents, and the state of California. The property consists of historic piers, cruise ship and other maritime facilities, museums, a major league ballpark, industrial space, entertainment venues, and two major multi-use development projects which will include retail, residential, PDR, and commercial uses. The Port’s property portfolio also protects critical infrastructure for the City, region, and state, and requires the Port to continually improve its assets and prepare for sea level rise. The Port operates within a complex regulatory structure and regularly works with the State Lands Commission and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, in addition to other City departments. The Team is located at the Port’s offices at Pier 1 The Embarcadero.
Duties and Responsibilities
Attorneys on the Port Team provide advice and counsel on a myriad of matters related to real estate development, maritime operations, public finance, property management including leases, licenses, and permits for the Port’s 500+ tenancies, claims related to injury and other losses, and other governmental functions like legislative drafting, compliance with public records requests, education and compliance related to ethics, and the efficient stewardship of public assets.
For the current opening, the Office seeks an attorney with expertise and experience in real estate litigation matters, personal/property insurance claims and litigation, and enforcement of City ordinances with respect to construction and professional services contracts (S.F. Administrative Code Chapters 6 and 21).
Licensed to practice law in California.
• At least five years and ideally more of relevant experience as described above.
• Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and efficiently.
• Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills.
• Ability to manage and appropriately balance an active and varied workload, and adjust to occasional workload increases.
• Ability to exercise good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
• Ability to work directly with the client in a collaborative environment while maintaining appropriate professional objectivity.
• Commitment to valuing racial, ethnic, and social diversity, and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
Salary and Benefits
The Deputy City Attorney position has a 16-step salary scale ranging from $138,710 – $242,996. The successful applicant is appointed to a salary step based on years of experience as a lawyer. The City offers robust health, retirement, and other benefits. For more information please visit: https://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview. Attorneys are represented by the Municipal Attorneys Association. Information about compensation and benefits is available by entering Classification Code 8177 at https://careers.sf.gov/classifications/.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to https://careers.sf.gov/role/?id=3743990000998246 by Thursday, February 9, 2023. Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit three references and one writing sample.