Current Openings

Community Justice Division - Code Enforcement Unit

The Community Justice Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in a position as a Deputy City Attorney in our Code Enforcement Unit (CEU).

CEU deputies prosecute criminally or civilly a wide range of violations referred by various City Departments, e.g., zoning, fire, building, health and safety, substandard housing, illegal grading, and public nuisance violations. Specialized cases include Drug Abatement or Red Light Abatement actions and receiverships. Many of these cases involve interesting and complicated land use issues and require building partnerships with City Departments, outside agencies and community groups. CEU Deputies manage their own caseload and perform a variety of other duties including:

  • training City inspectors on enforcement issues
  • attending meetings with police and code enforcement personnel to problem-solve issues and accept cases
  • representing Departments at administrative enforcement hearings
  • occasionally attending community meetings
  • researching and writing legal memoranda on enforcement issues

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • 5+ years government law experience;
  • Civil litigation experience;
  • Strong criminal/community justice background;
  • Strong legal writing and oral presentation skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

Applicants must be current, active members of the California State Bar and possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Please submit a cover letter, brief writing sample and current resume by email to:

Gina Coburn, Director Internal Communications/Employee Relations
[email protected]

By Close of Business: Friday, October 14, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

You will be contacted if selected for an interview, or if further information is required. No telephone calls please.

For additional information about the City Attorney’s Office, please refer to our annual reports at: https://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/documents

 

Criminal Division - Deputy City Attorney

The Criminal Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in a position as a Deputy City Attorney. Our deputies prepare and prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases in the City of San Diego by handling a variety of motions, misdemeanor jury trials, and conducting legal research. Strong preference will be given to applicants with significant courtroom experience who have tried numerous cases to jury verdict, but other experience levels will be considered.

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • 2+ years trial experience, or successful legal internship or post bar clerkship with a prosecutorial agency;
  • Strong criminal justice background;
  • Strong legal writing and oral presentation skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

Applicants must be current, active members of the California State Bar and possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Please submit a cover letter, brief writing sample and current resume by email to:

Gina Coburn, Director Internal Communications/Employee Relations
[email protected]

By Close of Business: Friday, October 21, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

You will be contacted if selected for an interview, or if further information is required. No telephone calls please.

For additional information about the City Attorney’s Office, please refer to our annual reports at: https://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/documents

 

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.