General Counsel – District


Peralta Community College District

Oakland, CA

Position Summary
The General Counsel serves as the District’s staff attorney.

Duties & Responsibilities
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Provides legal services required in all areas of law affecting the District.
• Coordinates and reviews specialized legal services provided by outside counsel. Serves on state and local committees as directed by the Chancellor.
• Prepares and conducts litigation and participates in federal, state and local administrative proceedings as authorized by the Board of Trustees.
• Prepares formal and informal opinions, drafts proposed legislation and regulations, drafts and reviews contracts and instruments affecting transfers of property, and all other legal documents or instruments, as needed or requested.
• Attends and provides legal advice at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and other such meetings as the Board and the Chancellor may direct; and serves as the Board’s parliamentarian
• Provides liaison with other governmental entities in the area of legal affairs. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.
• Pla Supervises the staff of the Office of the General Counsel including professional, legal research and clerical staff. ns and conducts orientation and information programs for District administrators
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Possession of a current unrestricted license to practice law in the State of California.
3. Active member of the State Bar of California Association.
4. Knowledge of California Education Code and relevant California Code of Regulations.
5. Knowledge of Employment and Labor Law Codes.
6. Knowledge of the structure of federal and state legislative and judicial bodies; the methods and processes of legal decisions and lawmaking; legal terminology; legal writing skills in researching, analyzing, and preparing legal documents.
7. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
8. Understanding of, sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Peralta Colleges’ students, faculty, staff and community.

Desirable Qualifications
Administrative experience in a postsecondary educational setting.
Knowledge and experience in collective bargaining issues at the postsecondary education level.
General knowledge of Public Law.
Environmental Demands
Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.

How to Apply
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