Deputy City Attorney III/IV, General Government & Finance

City of Oakland, CA Open Until Filled

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy City Attorney III/IV, General Government & Finance. As always, we are interested in recruiting from a broad and diverse pool of candidates and ask that you share this announcement with any interested parties.The Office of the City Attorney seeks an…

About the Office

The City Attorney’s Office provides advice and counsel to the Mayor, City Council, and all City departments, boards and commissions in a wide variety of areas spanning the range of municipal law, including but not limited to, land use, real estate, personnel, elections, conflicts of interest, municipal finance, retirement, housing, public contracting and economic development. The City Attorney’s Office also advocates for the City’s interests in claims and lawsuits litigated in state or federal court, including high-value personal injury cases, complex civil rights actions, breach of contract, personnel disputes, eminent domain actions, inverse condemnation and alleged Constitutional violations.

The Office has approximately 82 employees and two legal divisions: the Advisory and Litigation Divisions. The Advisory Division includes the Land Use & Planning, Real Estate, General Government & Finance, Labor & Employment, and General Government & Code Enforcement units. The Litigation Division includes the General & Complex Litigation (Defense), Law & Motion/Writs & Appeals units; and the Community Lawyering and Civil Rights, Neighborhood Law Corps and Housing Justice Initiative affirmative litigation units. The work is high profile, dynamic, collaborative, and complex. And the work is of vital importance to the City’s realization of its progressive and cutting-edge policies and programs, and to the City’s delivery of services to Oakland’s residents and businesses

Job Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to:


Any combination of experience and education that likely would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

License or Certificate:
Additional Desirable Skills:
Ability to:


Submit a cover letter and resume by email to:

Candidates selected to proceed in the hiring process will be asked to submit additional information (e.g., a writing sample, references, answers to supplemental questions, and a formal City of Oakland employment application).