The City Attorney's Office is recruiting for one Deputy City Attorney I/II/Senior Deputy City Attorney in our Litigation Division.
The ideal candidate has at least 3 to 5 years of civil litigation experience defending public entities, has knowledge of the Government Code, the Tort Claims Act, and the various immunities which apply to public entities in civil litigation. Effective and persuasive written and oral advocacy skills, solid legal writing background and legal research skills. Ability to work collaboratively for some projects and independently for others. Must be comfortable and competent to handle civil litigation from inception to conclusion, including any potential appeal and post-trial motions.
For a full description please view the job flyer at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/saccity?keywords=deputy
General knowledge of the practice of law to moderate knowledge and experience in municipal law. LLB, JD or other equivalent law degree which entitles a candidate to sit for the California Bar Examination. Member in good standing with the California State Bar Association with no record of pratice related discipline; have no felony convictions and be of moral character. Qualified ot practice law before all courts in California and relevant Federal Courts, including the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme. Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Sacramento has a workforce of approximately 4,883 full-time positions, is a member of CalPers retirement system, offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and 401k plans for management employees. The Office of the City Attorney is an excellent place to work and offer opportunity to learn and grow in various practice areas. Currently the Office has 60 full time positions including attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, investigator, and staff assistants. Turnover is low, so opportunities to join this dynamic municipal law practice are rare.