Port Attorney IV

Website Port of Oakland / Oakland International Airport

DEPUTY PORT ATTORNEY IV

Salary:  $16,364 – $20,271 / Month

Your Port. Your Community. Your Career.

When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Port Attorney IV to provide expert legal counsel for the Port on a wide variety of complex legal matters, including complex real estate transactions and litigation, and function as a project manager on selected legal projects. The incumbent performs professional work and exercises a considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative in representing his or her assigned internal clients and may be assigned the most complex cases as special projects. The responsibilities of the Deputy Port Attorney IV may differ depending on the position’s primary area of responsibility, and the incumbent may be assigned or reassigned to any of the specialty areas within the Port Attorney’s office.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position may be focused on, but will not be limited to: environmental (hazardous materials) compliance, remediation advice and cost recovery litigation; insurance advice and litigation; commercial real estate transactions, including secured transactions; all forms of utilities, including the establishment of rates and charges/cost of service; and Port transparency (open meeting laws, public records).

The minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university (juris doctorate a plus), seven years of professional work as an attorney with experience in real estate law, and a current member of the California State Bar Association. Must pass the State of California Bar Examination and be licensed to practice law in all California State Courts, Federal District Courts in California, Courts of Appeal in California and the District of Columbia.

The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/. Apply by January 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job please visit www.portofoakland.com.

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