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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

Investigator, Public Integrity and Investigations Team
The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office’s Public Integrity and Investigations Team is seeking a qualified and highly-motivated investigator for a full-time position.

The investigator will have primary responsibility for investigating employee misconduct in concert with the Labor and Employment Team and the Head Attorney for Public Integrity. The investigator will investigate whether employees at City departments have violated City law or policy and write reports of investigative findings that may be used to support discipline or termination.  The investigator must be prepared to testify about their findings in arbitration or litigation.  The investigator will also be expected to locate witnesses, serve legal process, attend task force inspections, and work directly with Deputy City Attorneys to prepare matters for trial or resolution.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to gather evidence both in the field and through online databases
  • Ability to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, including interviews of complainant, witness, and subject employee
  • Ability to interview witnesses who are represented by union or legal counsel
  • Strong analytical writing skills and the ability to write reports of investigative findings that apply rules and policies to proven facts
  • Strong oral communication skills and the ability to testify in arbitration and court proceedings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Experience in human resources, labor relations, audits, or the legal profession

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


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. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: careeropportunities@sfcityatty.org. You can also send employment related communications via the U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

Attention: Managing Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. San Francisco, CA 94102