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Attorney's Office Job Opportunities

TRANSACTIONAL AttorneyS

The City of San José, Office of the City Attorney is seeking transactional attorneys with experience in contracting and regulatory compliance.  Public sector experience is preferred but not required.  Experience in public utility and administrative hearings is highly desirable. 

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 public and private projects. 

Admission to the California State Bar is required for this position.  A candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience and good academic background.  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 José, CA 95113, or e-mail to atty.res@sanjoseca.gov.  Application review is ongoing, and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.  EOE

civil litigation ATTORNEY

The San José City Attorney’s Office has an opening for a trial attorney with a minimum of 5 years recent experience litigating civil cases in state court through trial. Hiring criteria are command of state rules of civil procedure; a demonstrated ability to analyze claims and defenses to execute appropriate discovery, motion and trial strategies; proficient legal research skills supporting effective written and oral advocacy, motion and trial proceedings. 

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 atty.res@sanjoseca.gov.  Initial resume reviews will begin January 24, 2020. Open until filled. EOE