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Michelle Tiliano

job description


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Safety develops policy

and administers over $500 million in grant programs to enhance public

safety, anti-terrorism, and emergency preparedness in the City of Los



The Office is currently looking for an attorney to join the Mayor’s Office and

perform the following duties:

  • Draft, negotiate, and oversee professional services contracts for special projects on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management Department, and other city departments;
  • Build innovative public safety policies and initiatives, in areas such as cybersecurity, radiological/nuclear detection, crime reduction, and resilient infrastructure;
  • Partner with local non-profit community organizations to implement gang reduction, domestic abuse response, and other public safety programs;
  • Provide legal research and analysis in support of public safety initiatives and legislative priorities;
  • Research and draft requests for proposals and administer the procurement process in accordance with city, state and federal policies; and
  • Develop and negotiate contracts with other jurisdictions and private sector partners on regional homeland security and emergency preparedness initiatives.  



A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university.


Ideal candidates will have 1-2 years legal experience and prior government or security-related work experience.


Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work with City departments to define and articulate project requirements; Strong analytical skills, demonstrating the ability to apply legal and administrative policies to compliance functions.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with “MOPS Attorney Position – [Your Name]” in the subject line. This position will be open until it is filled.