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Civil Advisory (Closes August 22, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.)

Operations Manager, San Diego Family Justice Center (Closes September 7, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.)

 

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY – CIVIL ADVISORY DIVISION

The Civil Advisory Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill two Deputy City Attorney positions, one in the Land Use Unit of the Environment and Land Use Section and one in the Community Services Unit of the Neighborhood Services Section. Deputies will report directly to the Chief Deputy City Attorney in their respective sections.   

Deputies in the Civil Advisory Division routinely draft contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; review department policies, procedures, and City administrative regulations; conduct legal research, analysis, and negotiations; and prepare legal correspondence, memoranda, and opinions. Deputies work closely with City staff on programs and specific projects; respond to California Public Records Act requests; and work with litigation counsel on certain matters. Deputies also appear at City Council and Committee meetings, and depending on their specific workload, may appear at board and commission hearings and administrative hearings.

The candidates for both positions must be licensed to practice law in California and have significant municipal law experience. Qualified candidates must have strong analytical, research, writing, and oral presentation skills; be a practical problem-solver and team player; have good time management skills; and demonstrate effective communication and conflict resolution skills.

 

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY – LAND USE UNIT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE SECTION

Duties for the Land Use Unit position include advising the Development Services Department and Planning Department on planning and land use issues, and assisting the City with all aspects of public and private development in the City, including matters relating to land use entitlements, historical resources, telecommunication facilities, building code, community planning, housing projects, code enforcement, and the associated environmental reviews. The deputy city attorneys in the Land Use Unit routinely draft Municipal Code amendments and advise on issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). They work on initiatives such as the City’s Climate Action Plan, and interact with other government agencies, such as the San Diego Unified Port District and the California Coastal Commission. In addition to advising the City Council on planning and land use issues, the deputies sit with and advise the Planning Commission, Historical Resources Board, and City Hearing Officers. Ideal candidates will have three or more years of experience in municipal law. Experience in land use is highly desirable.

To be considered for the position(s), please submit a cover letter, a writing sample not to exceed five pages, and current résumé by email to: Gina Coburn, Director, Employee Relations, [email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m., August 22, 2018. Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. This interview process may be used to fill future vacancies.

 

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY – COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES SECTION

Duties for the Community Services Unit position include advising the Parks and Recreation Department on various municipal law issues including uses of dedicated parkland, right-of-entry permitting, First Amendment speech issues, contracting and procurement, park development and maintenance, and working with the Parks and Recreation Department’s various advisory boards. The Deputy City Attorney will also work on matters related to open space, golf, Balboa Park, Mission Bay Park, beaches, and boardwalks. Other responsibilities include drafting resolutions, leases, permits, other agreements, legal memoranda, and amendments to the Municipal Code. In addition, the Deputy City Attorney will interact with other government agencies, including the San Diego Unified School District and various county and state agencies. The Deputy City Attorney may also assist in advising the Special Events and Filming Department and the Real Estate Assets Department. Ideal candidates will have three or more years of experience in municipal law.  Experience in real property and/or environmental law is highly desirable.

To be considered for the position(s), please submit a cover letter, a writing sample not to exceed five pages, and current résumé by email to: Gina Coburn, Director, Employee Relations, [email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m., August 22, 2018. Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. This interview process may be used to fill future vacancies.

The recruitment process for deputy city attorney positions involves submission of written documents, interview(s), and, in certain cases, demonstration of specific writing and oral presentation skills. If you have any questions or concerns related to the recruitment process and the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may contact (619) 533-6181.  The City of San Diego has an active Equal Opportunity/ADA Program for employment and vigorously supports diversity in the workplace.

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER - FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

Salary Range:                          $85,000 - $120,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

Recruitment:                          Open to all Qualified Candidates.

Filing Deadline:                      September 7, 2018

 

The City:

With more than 1.3 million people, the City of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. The City of San Diego’s strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major attractions, San Diego has something to offer for everyone.

The City’s Mission, as found in our Strategic Plan, is “To Effectively Serve and Support Our Communities.” Our core values are Integrity, Service, People, and Excellence. The City’s Vision is “A World-Class City for All.”

As one of the region’s largest employers, the City of San Diego has a combined Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget of approximately $3.57 billion and employs approximately 11,000 highly dedicated employees. Additional information about the City of San Diego can be obtained on the City’s website: www.sandiego.gov.

The Department:

The Office of the San Diego City Attorney is an independent office. The Office of the City Attorney provides advice to the City and each of its departments, including the City Council and Mayor; prosecutes or defends, as the case may be, civil lawsuits in which the City is a part; and prosecutes criminal misdemeanors and infractions committed within the City limits and in Poway.

The San Diego Family Justice Center:

The Family Justice Center, part of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, is a local governmental agency dedicated to transitioning victims of domestic violence into survivors.  The FJC is a team of professionals including mental health practitioners, nurses, prosecutors, doctors, domestic violence advocates, immigration specialists, police, and other social service providers. The FJC provides services free of charge to victims of domestic violence to empower them to break free of their abusers, end the pattern of violence, and become thriving members of society. The FJC provides a safe environment to victims and their families and offers services which enable them to regain their self-worth and find their way out of abusive relationships and into a new violence-free life.  The San Diego Family Justice Center website: https://www.sandiego.gov/sandiegofamilyjusticecenter/

The Position:

Family Justice Center – Operations Manager (Unclassified)  
The Operations Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Family Justice Center and supervises the FJC Staff in compliance with all City policies and procedures.  The Operations Manager liaises between the Community Partners and FJC Staff to ensure that the FJC delivers the best customer experience including support, empathy and safety during the services process. The Operations Manager may be involved in leading, planning and executing special events or projects.  Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will be instrumental in growing the FJC into a regional agency with expanded services that include human trafficking, child abuse, and elder abuse. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Experience:

Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in criminal justice, social service, business administration or related field.
  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated knowledge and/or background in domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, stalking and/or elder abuse programs and services.
  • Ability to implement the FJC strategic plan and provide strategic advice to supervisor.
  • Ability to be flexible, respond immediately to situations and work in a variety of duties in the day to day operations of the FJC. Supervise and work closely with classified staff, and have knowledge of Personnel Regulations and Civil Service Rules.
  • Experience in planning and executing rewards, recognition and staff appreciation efforts.
  • Strong leadership skills including effective time management, prioritizing and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Experience in developing and implementing training programs for new employees and tracking and measuring staff productivity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including being able to inspire, coach, support and motivate a team of professionals to ensure high performance.
  • Ability to see the big picture, a passion for people, and a commitment to helping vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in building community support and provide active outreach.

Spanish oral and written skills and experience providing community support for victims of domestic violence are highly desirable.  The candidate will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Management Compensation and Benefits:

The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the City’s Flexible Benefits Plan that offers several optional benefit plans or a taxable cash option; $50,000 in City-paid life insurance; paid annual leave accruing at 22 days per year for the 1st through the 15th year of service. For further information, please contact the Risk Management Department at (619) 236-6600.  Retirement benefits differ for this unclassified position depending on the candidate’s eligible status (new hire, rehire, etc.). For further information, visit Risk Management, Employee Benefits at www.sandiego.gov/riskmanagement. Some benefits currently offered to employees may be modified in the future.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego.

Medical Evaluation:

A City medical examination including drug/alcohol screening and documentation of medical history may be conducted following a conditional offer of employment or promotion. The individual must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  The City of San Diego is committed to a drug and alcohol-free work place.

Selection Process:

To be considered for the position(s), please submit a cover letter, current résumé and a list of three professional references by email to: Gina Coburn, Director, Employee Relations, [email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m., September 7, 2018. Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. This interview process may be used to fill future vacancies.

Successful applicants must pass a criminal background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process.

The recruitment process involves submission of written documents, interview(s), and, in certain cases, demonstration of specific writing and oral presentation skills. If you have any questions or concerns related to the recruitment process and the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may contact (619) 533-6181. The City of San Diego has an active Equal Opportunity/ADA Program for employment and vigorously supports diversity in the workplace.

Physical Demands and Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment
Standard office setting. Work is performed indoors in offices and in meeting rooms.

Physical
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.

 

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