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Deputy City Attorney Ethics and Elections Team City Attorneys Office 8177

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Deputy City Attorney Ethics and Elections Team City Attorneys Office 8177   

JOB TITLE:

Deputy City Attorney Ethics and Elections Team City Attorneys Office 8177

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

San Francisco Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Description

** About the Ethics & Elections Team**

The Ethics & Elections Team serves as general counsel to the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Department of Elections, Elections Commission, Ballot Simplification Committee, and Redistricting Task Force.
The Team regularly provides advice about ethics, conflict of interest, campaign finance, and elections-related matters to the Citys elected officials, department heads, commissioners, and employees, and drafts legislation within its subject matter expertise.
The Team also provides legal ethics advice to employees in the City Attorneys Office.

** Deputy City Attorney Position and Responsibilities**

An attorney on the Ethics & Elections Team performs many functions providing legal interpretations and advice, both orally and in writing, formally and informally, on a one-on-one basis or at public meetings.
The attorneys role includes interpreting the requirements of a City ordinance or advising on the legal risks of a particular government action; drafting ordinances, ballot measures, and administrative regulations; reviewing contracts for legal sufficiency; and providing legal advice to commissioners before and during commission meetings.
The attorney will also frequently communicate and coordinate with other deputy city attorneys and officials across City government and provide training on ethics issues to City employees and other deputy city attorneys.



Qualifications:
Qualifications

** Minimum Qualifications**

  • Licensed to practice law in California.

** Desired Qualifications**

  • Three or more years practicing as an attorney;
  • Experience serving in an advice capacity as a government lawyer, ideally with some experience in ethics, conflict of interest, campaign finance, and elections-related laws;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially when explaining legal concepts and rules to non-lawyer clients;
  • Excellent legal analytical skills;
  • Ability to listen to client concerns, and develop appropriate options and solutions;
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to quickly prioritize among different legal issues and assess legal risks;
  • Ability to assume responsibility for assignments and to work independently and efficiently;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and
  • Ability to manage and appropriately balance multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and adjust to fluctuations in workload.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.
If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at org/how-verify-education-requirements\" class=\"uri\">https://sfdhr.
org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying ones education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.
Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.
Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.
Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.
If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit three references and two writing samples.

Additional Information

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.
Visit sf.
gov/\" class=\"uri\">https://careers.
sf.
gov/
and begin the application process.

  • Select the Apply Now button and follow instructions on the screen
  • Submit a resume and cover letter

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.
Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.
To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.
org, @sfdpw.
org, @sfport.
com, @flysfo.
com, @sfwater.
org, @sfdph.
org, @asianart.
org, @sfmta.
com, @sfpl.
org, @dcyf.
org, @first5sf.
org, @famsf.
org, @ccsf.
edu, @smartalerts.
info, and @smartrecruiters.
com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.
Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.
Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please send your inquires to Nikki Chew, Sr.
HR Analyst at nikki.
chew@sfcityatty.
org.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.



Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

8177 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707365536-3d779ee07fe94661c2becd1ec89ea6fd

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

San Francisco

Job Origin:

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Job Description

** About the Ethics & Elections Team**

The Ethics & Elections Team serves as general counsel to the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Department of Elections, Elections Commission, Ballot Simplification Committee, and Redistricting Task Force. The Team regularly provides advice about ethics, conflict of interest, campaign finance, and elections-related matters to the Citys elected officials, department heads, commissioners, and employees, and drafts legislation within its subject matter expertise. The Team also provides legal ethics advice to employees in the City Attorneys Office.

** Deputy City Attorney Position and Responsibilities**

An attorney on the Ethics & Elections Team performs many functions providing legal interpretations and advice, both orally and in writing, formally and informally, on a one-on-one basis or at public meetings. The attorneys role includes interpreting the requirements of a City ordinance or advising on the legal risks of a particular government action; drafting ordinances, ballot measures, and administrative regulations; reviewing contracts for legal sufficiency; and providing legal advice to commissioners before and during commission meetings. The attorney will also frequently communicate and coordinate with other deputy city attorneys and officials across City government and provide training on ethics issues to City employees and other deputy city attorneys.



Qualifications:
Qualifications

** Minimum Qualifications**

  • Licensed to practice law in California.

** Desired Qualifications**

  • Three or more years practicing as an attorney;
  • Experience serving in an advice capacity as a government lawyer, ideally with some experience in ethics, conflict of interest, campaign finance, and elections-related laws;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially when explaining legal concepts and rules to non-lawyer clients;
  • Excellent legal analytical skills;
  • Ability to listen to client concerns, and develop appropriate options and solutions;
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to quickly prioritize among different legal issues and assess legal risks;
  • Ability to assume responsibility for assignments and to work independently and efficiently;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and
  • Ability to manage and appropriately balance multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and adjust to fluctuations in workload.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying ones education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the next stage of the selection process. The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit three references and two writing samples.

Additional Information

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.sf.gov/ and begin the application process.

  • Select the Apply Now button and follow instructions on the screen
  • Submit a resume and cover letter

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please send your inquires to Nikki Chew, Sr. HR Analyst at nikki.chew@sfcityatty.org.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.



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