8177 Attorney

Recruitment #PEX-8177-100773

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this position may close at any time, but no earlier than 5pm, December 6, 2019.

Appointment Type:

Permanent-Exempt (PEX) Appointment.  Pursuant to the City & County of San Francisco Charter, Section 10.104.13. Any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment and removal procedures. Exempt employees shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer.

 

Organization:

The San Francisco Police Department is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. The mission of the SFPD is to ensure safety and respect for all. This includes ensuring that all sworn and non-sworn personnel follow the SFPD Department General Orders and Department Bulletins that help to fulfill the mission of the SFPD. The 8177 Attorney position is responsible for handling all disciplinary matters involving allegations of misconduct by sworn and civilian members of the SFPD.

Position Description:

The 8177 Attorney will be given substantial responsibility for handling misconduct cases. The 8177 Attorney will handle assigned cases from the initial notice stage until final disposition of the disciplinary matter. The 8177 Attorney will be required to appear before the San Francisco Police Commission as well as make occasional appearances at the Office of Administrative Hearings in Oakland, California.

Position Duties:

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

·         Advise and assist investigators as to how to investigate allegations of misconduct made against police officers and other Department employees, including compliance with POBRA rules.

·         Review investigative case files and provide follow-up guidance regarding allegations of misconduct.

·         Prosecute disciplinary cases against Department employee in trials held before the San Francisco Police Commission or the Chief of Police.

o   Draft a charging document based on a review of the investigation.

o   Handle all Chief’s/Skelly Hearings, including preparation of summaries, and final disciplinary letters.

o   Attend settlement conferences.

o   Organize evidence for the presentation at trial, which often includes additional witness preparation and/or investigation.

o   Draft, file, and argue pretrial motions, and respond to motions from the Defense, such as 3304 Motions.

o   Conduct Commission trials, including arguments, trial briefs, preparation and examination of witnesses, and penalty arguments to the Commission.

·         Advise on specific disciplinary cases and disciplinary system procedures, including state and local procedural requirements.

·         Ensure SFPD is compliant with Government Code §3304 requirements.

·         Provide training on disciplinary system issues.

·         Draft policy and Unit Orders regarding disciplinary procedures.

·         Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

License and Certification:

Active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledge of Government Code §3304

Knowledge of Penal Code 832.7 and Senate Bill 1421.

Strong legal research skills.

 

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Orla Petirs, by telephone at (415) 837-7362, or by email at orla.petirs@sfgov.org.

 

Selection Plan

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to interview. Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the interview.

 

Background Investigation:

Prior to employment with the San Francisco Police Department, a thorough background investigation will be conducted to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to: criminal history records, driving records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of controlled substances and alcohol, felony conviction, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening, and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. Criminal records will be carefully reviewed; candidates who do not report their complete criminal records on their applications will be disqualified. Applicants will be fingerprinted.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities Applicants with disabilities who might need accommodations during the application and selection process should contact the SFPD ADA Coordinator Penny Si at (415) 837-7221.

 

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

 

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

 

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

 

Issued: November 20, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-8177-100773
POL/OP/415-837-7362

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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