The San Diego Unified School District invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of:
Assistant General Counsel II
The Assistant General Counsel II provides legal counsel and representation for the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools and staff on District matters as directed by, and subject to the supervision of the General Counsel and/or Deputy General Counsel; prepare and render legal opinions concerning District powers, functions, jurisdiction and procedures; appear before federal, State and local legislative bodies to present the District position on District issues pending before those legislative bodies; conduct litigation in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals throughout the state.

About the San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Unified serves more than 121,000 students in pre-school through grade 12 and is the second largest district in California. The student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and more than 60 languages and dialects.

Since its founding on July 1, 1854, the district has grown from a small, rented school building with one teacher to its current size–more than 226 educational facilities with 13,559 employees. Nearly 6,000 teachers are in classrooms at the district’s various educational facilities, which include 117 traditional elementary schools, 9 K-8 schools, 24 traditional middle schools, 22 high schools, 49 charter schools, 13 atypical/ alternative schools and 5 additional program sites.

SDUSD provides an excellent benefits package for qualifying positions, including district-paid medical premiums for employees as well as qualified dependents (choice of three medical and dental plans and vision coverage), district-paid life insurance, flexible spending accounts, Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security retirement, vacation and sick leave accrual and 14 paid holidays.

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To view the detailed job description for the Assistant General Counsel II, click here.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the public or private practice of law representing local, State and/or federal public agencies. Specific experience in school law is required, experience in special education law is preferred.


License to practice law in the State and admission (or eligibility for admission) to the federal courts of California. Valid California driver’s license.


To be eligible for consideration, interested candidates must submit the following documents by the application deadline:

  • On-line Employment Application (Work experience filled out thoroughly)
  • Response to the Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

The work history and supplemental questions should be answered thoroughly, clearly and concisely as the responses provided (along with the entire application package) will be carefully reviewed to determine which candidates will move forward in the recruitment process. Please complete the online application to include all current and previous paid work history and education. Unpaid work experience does not satisfy the minimum experience required to qualify for a position, but may be included. The length of time you worked in each position or assignment must be clearly shown. A resume must be attached, but will not substitute for completing the work history and education sections of the employment application.

Additional Information:
The San Diego Unified School District communicates information regarding the hiring process via email. Please be aware that the District is not responsible for messages blocked by your email service. In an effort to allow our emails through your personal spam filter, you can add the domainsandi.net and domaingovernmentjobs.com to your safe senders list.

The San Diego Unified School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, immigration status, association with a group with one or more actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Title IX Coordinator’s contact information is lryansandi.net, 619.725.8000 or by mail, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103. It is the policy of San Diego Unified School District to maintain a drug-free workplace. If needed, individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation.

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