Deputy City Attorney - CAPS

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Xochilt Chavira
2139787142
xochilt.chavira@lacity.org

job description

MICHAEL N. FEUER

CITY ATTORNEY

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY

CANNABIS ABATEMENT AND PROSECUTION SECTION

PROBLEM PROPERTY PROSECUTION DIVISION

CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH 

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $87,821 - $157,831

 

POSITION:                       Attorney in the Cannabis Abatement and Prosecution Section in the Problem Property Prosecution Division of the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch. 


DIVISION:                        The Problem Property Prosecution Division is comprised of the Cannabis Abatement and Prosecution Section (CAPS), Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program (CNAP), and Code Enforcement and Animal Protection Unit. 

 

CAPS is responsible for criminal and civil prosecution of unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity.

  

DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES:      The CAPS attorney will be responsible for the following:

·         Vertical prosecution of criminal cases involving unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity -- from the filing of the criminal case through trial and appeal;

·         Prosecution of civil cases involving unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity as appropriate -- from the drafting and filing of the civil complaint through the conclusion of the civil case;

·         Working cooperatively with prosecutors assigned to the various sections of the Problem Property Prosecution Division, and various Criminal Branch Offices, to effectively address issues involving unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity;

·         Working collaboratively with LAPD, the community and other stakeholders to address issues involving unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity;

·         Attending community meetings and making presentations regarding Commercial Cannabis Activity;

·         Providing regular status reports to management regarding unlicensed and unlawful Commercial Cannabis Activity in the attorney’s assigned LAPD Bureau; and

·         Maintaining current status log entries in the CNAP database and related databases.

 

REQUIRED

QUALIFICATIONS:         Applicants for this position must have a license to practice law in all of the courts in the State of California. Additional requirements include:

·         Experience prosecuting misdemeanors.

·         The ability to manage and vertically prosecute a criminal caseload.

·         Excellent trial and oral advocacy skills.

·         Excellent research and writing skills.

·         The ability to interface with a wide variety of members of the public, law enforcement, and the court system with tact, sensitivity and good judgment.

 

Desirable Qualification:

·         Civil Litigation experience.

 

SUMMARY OF

QUALIFICATIONS:         To assist in selecting the most qualified candidates for this position, candidates should provide a brief written summary of their experience not to exceed 2 pages.  Previous experience or training which is pertinent may also be included.  Please include number of cases tried to completion before a jury.


WRITING SAMPLE:        Candidates are required to submit a writing sample personally authored by them, which may be a recent brief, research memo, or legal memorandum. 

 

 

CONFLICT

OF INTEREST:                This position is designated Category 3 on Schedule B of the Conflict of Interest Code.

PROBATION:                  Appointment to this exempt position (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two-year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter.  Successful completion of the two-year probationary period will result in tenure with the Office.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE

REQUIREMENT:             For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.

 

 

APPLICATION

AND DEADLINE:            Attorneys interested in applying should submit the following four (4) documents in one (1) PDF file: cover letter specifying DCA – CAPS (YOUR CALIFORNIA BAR NUMBER),” summary of qualifications, resume, and writing sample to atty.recruit@lacity.org

 

This position will remain open until filled.

 

Selected applicants will be invited to interview.

 

How to apply

APPLICATION

AND DEADLINE:            Attorneys interested in applying should submit the following four (4) documents in one (1) PDF file: cover letter specifying DCA – CAPS (YOUR CALIFORNIA BAR NUMBER),” summary of qualifications, resume, and writing sample to atty.recruit@lacity.org