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General Counsel - District

Oakland, CA

Job Title General Counsel - District Time Base 40 Hours/Week 12 Months/Year Compensation Salary Range: $210,065.-$266,081 /yr - The maximum salary placement is Step 3 depending on experience. Position Type Management Department Chancellor's Office (112) City Oakland State CA Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the General Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and other officers and employees of the District. The General Counsel serves as the Chief Legal Counsel to the District. The General Counsel manages all legal affairs of the District.
Duties & Responsibilities Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.
  • Provides legal counsel in all areas of law affecting the District.
  • Coordinates and reviews specialized legal services provided by outside counsel.
  • Represents the District on state and local committees as directed by the Chancellor.
  • Directs and coordinates litigation, arbitration, and hearings requiring the District to be represented as authorized by the Board of Trustees.
  • Drafts, negotiates, and reviews a variety of contracts, service agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements. Manages the District contracting services.
  • Prepares formal and informal opinions, drafts proposed legislation and regulations, drafts and reviews contracts and instruments affecting property transfers, and all other legal documents or instruments, as needed or requested.
  • Attends and provides legal advice at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and other such meetings as the Board and the Chancellor may direct; and serves as the Board’s parliamentarian
  • Provides liaison with other governmental entities in the area of legal affairs. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.
  • Supervises the staff of the Office of the General Counsel including professional, legal research, and clerical staff, and conducts orientation and information programs for the District.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
Minimum Qualifications 1. Possession of a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Possession of a current unrestricted license to practice law in the State of California.

3. General knowledge of the California Education Code, Government Code, Public Contract Code, and relevant California Code of Regulations.

4. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Peralta Colleges’ students, faculty, staff, and community. Desirable Qualifications Environmental Demands
  • Occasional work performed alone.
  • Constant work around and with other people.
Other Requirements PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:
  • Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
  • Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
  • Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.

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