Current Openings

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:

  • 1+ years criminal law experience, which may include work as an intern, law clerk, or volunteer attorney at 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, unofficial law school transcript, and current resume by email to: Gina Coburn, Director, Employee Relations, [email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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


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.