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Community Choice Energy Attorney

The City of San José, Office of the City Attorney is seeking candidates for the position of Community Energy Attorney.  The attorney will advise the newly created Department of Community Energy which will provide clean energy choices to electricity customers in San José pursuant to the California Public Utilities Code.  The City prefers candidates with prior experience related to the following areas: contracting; regulatory affairs; legislative affairs and energy supply matters, preferably in connection with advising a registered community choice aggregator.  The candidate should also be a current active member of the State Bar of California with at least five (5) years of extensive responsible experience as an attorney working on complex regulatory and energy matters. The successful candidate will possess excellent research, negotiation, and analytical abilities, along with superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Please send resume including complete employment history to: Richard Doyle, City Attorney, 200 East Santa Clara Street, 16th Floor Tower, San Jose, CA 95113, or e-mail to .  Closing date is February 28, 2018.  The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.  EOE

Transactional Attorney

The City of San José, Office of the City Attorney is seeking a transactional attorney with experience in California municipal law including code enforcement, public contracting, business regulation, environmental regulations and public employment and labor law. 

This position will play an important role in providing advice and transactional services to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, administrative departments, and boards and commissions, while also assisting with the implementation of major projects. 

Admission to the California State Bar is required for this position.  A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience and good academic background preferred.  Experience in municipal law and/or experience working for regulatory agencies is highly desirable.  The successful candidate will possess excellent research, negotiation, and analytical abilities, along with superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Please send resume including complete employment history to: Richard Doyle, City Attorney, 200 East Santa Clara Street, 16th Floor Tower, San Jose, CA 95113, or e-mail to .  Closing date is February 28, 2018.  The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. EOE


Legal Services Administrator
The City of San Jose is seeking a senior level manager to direct administrative services for the Office of the City Attorney.  This position works with the City Attorney and the senior management team to manage the Office and to develop and implement Office policies and procedures.

BA degree and three years of supervisory experience required, along with six years of increasingly responsible experience in office administration including duties related to budget, accounting, contract management, procurement, personnel, human resources, information systems, and facilities.  Knowledge and experience with claims, investigations, and litigation and transactional legal support services are desired.  The successful candidate will have excellent analytical abilities, along with strong writing, communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills. 

Please send resume to: Richard Doyle, City Attorney, 200 East Santa Clara Street, 16th Floor Tower, San Jose, CA 95113, or e-mail to .  Closing date is January 31, 2018.  The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. EOE


Legal Analyst I/II (Real Estate Paralegal)

The San José City Attorney's Office is currently recruiting for a Legal Analyst I/II to perform challenging paralegal work related to legal transactions for the Housing Department.  The preferred candidate will be a paralegal with experience in preparation and/or review of real estate loan documents, closing of escrows for real estate financing transactions (including review of preliminary title reports and title policies), will be detail-oriented with strong analytical skills, will possess good organizational and computer skills, and will have good writing and analytical skills. Typical assignments may include preparation and/or review of real property financing documents and other lender documents, real property acquisition documents, escrow instructions, and consultant and grant agreements. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, drafting and/or reviewing resolutions and ordinances, coordination with City or other government departments or agencies, involvement in the Council agenda process, and responding to public record act requests. The skill level of this position places strong emphasis on accuracy, attention to detail, and strong analytical skills. Incumbents must be proficient in the use of personal computers and able to work with various types of software in the Windows environment.

Depending upon qualifications, the successful candidate may be hired at the Legal Analyst I or Legal Analyst II level. The annual salary range for a Legal Analyst I is $67,121.60 to $81,619.20, and the annual salary range for a Legal Analyst II is $73,257.60 to $89,044.80. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this department. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.  Additional years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal work experience may be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Completion of a Paralegal program, or possession of a Paralegal certificate, may be substituted for one year of the required experience or education requirement.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and three years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal experience for the Legal Analyst I level, of which at least one year has been at a level comparable to an Associate Legal Analyst with the City of San Jose; and six years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal experience for the Legal Analyst II level, of which at least three years have been at a level comparable to an Legal Analyst I with the City of San José. 

To apply for this position, see the Legal Analyst I/II (Real Estate Paralegal) posting at:  http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=708