Current Openings

Deputy City Attorney Position - Civil Advisory Division - Public Services Section

The Office of the San Diego City Attorney has an opening in the Civil Advisory Division for an attorney in the Public Services Section. We are seeking an experienced environmental law attorney to advise City departments on storm water regulations and compliance and environmental clean-up actions. Experience in energy law is also desirable. Work is performed under the direction of a Chief Deputy City Attorney.

Deputy City Attorneys assigned to this Section will draft solicitations, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, Council policies, administrative regulations, and prepare legal correspondence, memoranda, and opinions; advise the City Council, Mayor, and City departments on legal issues at meetings and hearings; and represent departments in various regulatory matters involving the Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Ideal candidates will possess five years of experience in municipal and environmental law. Strong research, writing, and oral presentation skills are required, as well as problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. To be considered for the position, please submit a letter of interest, résumé and brief writing sample to:

Gina Coburn, Director Employee Relations
[email protected]

By Close of Business: Monday, March 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

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.

The City of San Diego has an active Equal Opportunity/ADA Program for employment and vigorously supports diversity in the workplace.