Peralta Community College District – General Counsel – District

Company Intro
The Peralta Community College District is a collaborative of colleges advancing social and economic transformation for students and the community through quality education, rooted in equity, social justice, environmental sustainability, and partnerships.
Job Description/Duties
Peralta Community College District

General Counsel – District
Salary Range: $210,065.-$266,081 /yr – The maximum salary placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
First Review Date 05/31/2024

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/7620

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 represents the District in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings by preparing pleadings, negotiating between parties, and participating in the trial of cases of major importance to the District’s educational programs, and administrative and financial functions. The General Counsel serves as the District’s staff attorney.

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 services required in all areas of law affecting the District.
• Coordinates and reviews specialized legal services provided by outside counsel. Serves on state and local committees as directed by the Chancellor.
• Prepares and conducts litigation and participates in federal, state and local administrative proceedings as authorized by the Board of Trustees.
• Prepares formal and informal opinions, drafts proposed legislation and regulations, drafts and reviews contracts and instruments affecting transfers of property, 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.
• Pla Supervises the staff of the Office of the General Counsel including professional, legal research and clerical staff. ns and conducts orientation and information programs for District administrators
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
Job Criteria
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. Active member of the State Bar of California Association.
4. Knowledge of California Education Code and relevant California Code of Regulations.
5. Knowledge of Employment and Labor Law Codes.
6. Knowledge of the structure of federal and state legislative and judicial bodies; the methods and processes of legal decisions and lawmaking; legal terminology; legal writing skills in researching, analyzing, and preparing legal documents.
7. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
8. 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
Administrative experience in a postsecondary educational setting.
Knowledge and experience in collective bargaining issues at the postsecondary education level.
General knowledge of Public Law.
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.
Salary Range/Hourly Rate
210,065.-$266,081 /yr – The maximum salary placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
Other Benefits and Perks
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Job Category: Counsel
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Oakland