Oakland City Attorney’s Office: Oakland Police Departmental Counsel

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Departmental Counsel (“DC”) for the Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) as a Special Counsel (“OPD-DC”).

The City of Oakland is committed to providing its citizens the most effective, professional and accountable police force in the nation.  We are seeking an attorney who is eager to play a high-level and impactful role in helping us continue to realize that commitment. The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a counselor and/or advocate in one or more of the following areas: public sector law, criminal justice, and civil rights litigation. A working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is a plus.

The OPD-DC will serve as a lawyer within the City Attorney’s Office.  The OPD-DC also must work closely with Department commanders, the City Administrator, Mayor, police officers and civilian personnel.  The OPD-DC will provide complex professional legal services and serve in a leadership and management role.

For more information and application instructions, go to:  https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html