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City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to City Attorney staff at the beginning of his term in January 2014.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to City Attorney staff at the beginning of his term in January 2014.

Diversity and Inclusion

San Francisco’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and our office aims to reflect the communities we serve. We believe that diversity in our office is crucial to successfully performing the variety of work we are entrusted with as the City’s attorney. Being able to draw on different perspectives allows us to be at the forefront of legal issues both locally and nationally.

We recognize that much work remains to be done to celebrate diversity in the legal profession. We are committed to continuing our role in contributing to that effort. The City Attorney’s Office encourages a diverse applicant pool, welcomes qualified applicants of all backgrounds, and awards jobs based on fair and open competition.

Current Opportunities

Government Team Legal Assistant
The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is looking for a Government Team Legal Assistant. The Government Team handles advice and legislative work for the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, as well as other elected officials and numerous boards, commissions and departments. This team also handles the defense of the City’s laws when faced with legal challenges.

Legal Assistants work under the direction of attorneys and/or paralegals, and provide a wide range of paraprofessional legal support in a fast paced, high volume practice. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to analyze problems and use independent critical thinking to resolve them, attention to detail and high quality work product, the ability to perform detailed analytical work efficiently and with accuracy, initiative, and strong collaboration skills.

If you are interested in the position, more information about the job and application process is available here.

Public Information Coordinator
The City Attorney’s Office is also looking for a Public Information Coordinator to join the Communications Team. The Public Information Coordinator will manage our website and social media channels. He or she will also handle a wide range of projects, including regularly assisting with media relations and helping with public records as needed. 

Please use this link to apply: https://www.jobapscloud.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PEX&R2=1842&R3=095399

Applying

Prospective candidates for all city government positions—including the City Attorney’s Office—are encouraged to visit the “Job Seekers” section of the S.F. Department of Human Resources’ website to learn more about employment with the City and County of San Francisco.

Further, the City Attorney’s Office welcomes resumes and cover letters from prospective applicants for employment opportunities.  As positions become available, the Office will review resumes and cover letters received. We recommend that employment related communications be mailed via U.S. Postal Service to following address:

Attention: Managing Attorney OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY City Hall, Room 234 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102