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Job Title

General Counsel

Company

City College of San Francisco

Location

San Francisco, CA

Job Description

General Counsel
(Office of the Chancellor)  
San Francisco Community College District

Posting Number: 0130077                 
Filing Deadline (All postings close at 4:00 PM): 08-19-2013
Job Type: Administrative

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Oversee the preparation and rendering of legal opinions upon request to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and District administrative staff. Provide legal advice in the drafting of legal documents, application of rules and regulations, resolutions, applications of diverse types, and other legal or quasi-legal papers upon request.

2. Oversee the preparation of litigation and/or administrative law hearings as directed by the Chancellor, including the preparation of pleadings, trial, appellate briefs, negotiations between parties, conduct of trial and hearing at the level of original jurisdiction or on appeal, and other court or hearing appearances to represent most effectively the mission and interests of the District as interpreted by the Chancellor or the Board of Trustees.

3. Provide legal services and advice to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees at open and closed meetings of the Board. Prepare legal opinions for the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees, and prepare resolutions on behalf of the Chancellor and the Board.

4. Oversee all legal matters of the District, including delegation of assignments to and supervision of the assistant attorneys in matters of construction and construction-related matters (bid process, bid protest, negotiation of agreements with contractors), discrimination claims, tort claims, general litigation, contract compliance, and other complaints filed against the District. Work with the District's third-party claims adjuster to resolve claims.

5. Prepare and conduct litigation and participate in federal, state, and local administrative proceedings as authorized by the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees.

6. Review and direct District investigations regarding Citizen Complaints, Injury and Illness Incident Reports, EEOC, DFEH, and other pertinent/related complaints.

7. Review and provide advice on arbitration and contract administration, including representing the District in arbitration cases.

8. Respond and advise District staff regarding subpoena requests.

9. Attend and provide legal advice at Board meetings and other committee meetings held by the Board members.

10. Select, train, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; provide for continuing departmental staff training on legal issues, process, and procedures.

11. Oversee the maintenance of files on policy action and decisions of the Board of Trustees and supervise periodic revisions of the rules and regulations of the Board.

12. Review and revise college documents and publications, i.e., administrative regulations and policy manuals to ensure compliance with relevant law, including advising administration and staff regarding updates to employee handbooks, confidentiality agreements, and personnel records.

13. Provide legal advice and training for college administrative staff and the Board in such areas as ethics training, Brown Act, and election and campaign restrictions.

14. Review all bond and legislative changes that impact the District.

15. Review, negotiate, and approve all contract agreements with outside entities and real estate acquisitions; prepare counsel letters re : master lease agreements and bidding and purchasing.

16. Plan and conduct orientation and information programs for college administrators and department chairs regarding relevant federal and state laws, including conducting supervisory training regarding legal workplace issues.

17. Direct and assist in preparing and maintaining a variety of narrative reports, records, and files related to assigned activities and personnel.

18. Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for the legal division; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

19. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; establish and maintain relations/membership with local, state, and federal agencies and associations to remain current on programs and issues that affect District legal services; present reports and initial findings to the Board and the Chancellor.

20. Work with the Chancellor to schedule training for newly elected Board members.

21. Oversee drafting of meeting minutes for the Board of Trustees, Board committees and key College committees.

22. Serve as legal consultant in human resources matters and provide assistance to the District's negotiating teams in developing contracts with recognized employee organizations.

23. Identify, advise, direct and evaluate the work of outside contracted counsel, as well as counsel representing the District's insurance administrators/carriers.

24. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

To apply, please visit our website at http://jobs.ccsf.edu

 

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Approval Date

7/31/2013 12:00 AM
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