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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAttorney IV Duties: Provides legal advice, and renders legal opinions on matters assigned by the General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel. Confers with the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, General Manager, and other District executive staff to formulate and implement policies for the District in the area of assignment. Develops District administrative policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well court-ordered judgments, settlements, and decrees. Drafts and analyzes resolutions, memoranda, contracts, and other legal documents. Provides expert legal supervision to investigations, fact-finding, depositions, and other activities required in connection with negotiations or litigations. May supervise a functional unit in the assigned department; and directs and monitors the work of assigned staff. May direct or monitor the work of subordinate attorneys, as assigned. May be required to temporarily replace or act in the position of the senior District staff member to whom this position normally reports, and may be required to perform some or all of that senior staff member's essential functions in such situations. Interprets, implements, and administers labor contracts. Conducts or monitors labor and employment related litigation in state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, and in labor arbitrations for the District. Provides legal advice on employment law, federal and state labor regulations, and the collective bargaining agreements to the Executive Officers, and other District staff. Develops policies and procedures regarding labor and employment law, to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state labor laws, and the District's collective bargaining agreements. Recommends personnel actions, when appropriate. Litigates major property damage and personal injury cases for the District. Provides general legal direction to District departments. Conducts settlement negotiations, and recommends settlement amounts and details to the General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A JD Degree from an accredited law school. 7+ years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney, with emphasis on either property damage and personal injury, or labor relations cases; depending upon the area of assignment. Highly Desirable: 5+ years of experience with high exposure with personal injury cases involving serious injuries and/or fatalities is highly preferred. 5+ jury trials to verdict is highly preferred. Knowledge Of: Rules of evidence, trial tactics, legal principles related to civil and administrative law including personal injury and property damage; state and federal court procedures; general statutory and case law applicable to public agencies; federal and state labor laws and regulations; negotiation strategies and principals of labor contract implementation; trial procedures, strategies, legal principles, and appellate practice in labor and employment law; methods, principles, and practices of legal research and investigation, judicial procedure, and the rules of evidence; modern office software for word-processing, presentation, and spreadsheets at the intermediate level of proficiency; and principles of supervision and leadership, including motivation and team building. Ability To: Represent the District effectively and persuasively in court trials, depositions, and other forums; analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to difficult legal problems; perform legal research; evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations; prepare clear, concise, and complete legal documents, contracts, agreements, reports, correspondence and other materials; exercise initiative and independent judgment; make effective court, hearing, and public meeting presentations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Job Number: 17-00257
Sharon D. Banks
1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612