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Investigator-Public Integrity & Investigations Team- City Attorney's Office (8151)

Recruitment: RTF0135546-01093109

Published: May 12, 2023


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Department: City Attorney
Job class: 8151-Claims Investigator, City Attorney's Office
Salary range: $119,444.00 - $145,106.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Application Opening: May 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Continuous, earliest close 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2023

Compensation Range: $113,958- $138,450

Recruitment ID: RTF0135546-01093109

About the Office: The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office (Office) is an innovative, nationally-recognized municipal law office working to protect and advance the rights and interests of the City and County of San Francisco and its residents. With over 300 talented, dedicated, and diverse employees, the Office provides exceptional legal services to the City’s Mayor, Board of Supervisors, officials, and departments. Our work empowers the City’s public servants with effective, responsive, and creative legal solutions and representation so they can deliver critical public services and our affirmative advocacy enhances the lives and wellbeing of San Francisco’s residents and visitors.

The Office recognizes that diversity in the backgrounds, identities, ideas, and lived experiences of our employees enriches our workplace and enhances our work. We aspire to recruit, employ, retain, and promote talented individuals representing the full spectrum of our community, and welcome all candidates, including candidates of any race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and age, and candidates with disabilities. We have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of people want to come and stay, grow professionally, and find purpose and engagement, and where all employees feel welcomed and respected for their full authentic selves, and valued for their work and contributions to the Office and the City. To learn more about the Office’s efforts to provide an inclusive workplace where employees feel they belong and can meaningfully contribute, please click here.

The Office offers a hybrid remote work schedule for eligible employees, with three days onsite and up to two days remote.

To learn more about the City Attorney’s Office please visit:

Role description

About the Public Integrity & Investigations Team

The Public Integrity and Investigations Team supports the work of Deputy City Attorneys throughout the Office on a variety of matters, including litigation defense, conservatorships, code enforcement, affirmative litigation, family court, and employee discipline. The Team is made up of the Chief of Public Integrity and Investigations (attorney/team leader), approximately ten Investigators, and one Legal Assistant.

Investigator Position and Responsibilities

The Team is seeking an Investigator to locate witnesses, serve legal process, attend task force inspections, and work directly with Deputy City Attorneys to prepare matters for trial or other resolution. The Investigator will also conduct witness interviews and prepare written reports. With supervision, Investigators make factual findings that may be used to support discipline of City employees, up to and including termination. The Investigator must be prepared to testify about their findings in arbitration or litigation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of investigations or human resources experience
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain one prior to appointment
  • A good driving record during the three (3) year period preceding the application for employment and through the date of appointment, meeting the following requirements:
    • No more than 1 moving violation in the preceding 12 months;
    • No more than 3 moving violations in the preceding 36 months;
    • No accidents where applicant contributed to the cause;
    • Has not had driving privilege suspended, revoked, or placed on probation more than once for a cause involving the unsafe operation of a motor vehicle;
    • No convictions of California State Vehicle Code Section 20001 (leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury or death), Sections 23103 through 23109 (reckless driving), or Sections 23152 - 23153 (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), or equivalent convictions in another state;
    • Other violations and/or accidents will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be cause for non-selection

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to gather evidence both in the field and through online databases.
  • Ability to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, including interviews of complainant, witnesses, and subject employees.
  • Ability to effectively interact with union or legal representatives attending interviews.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and the ability, with supervision, to prepare investigative reports that effectively support factual findings and link those to conclusions about rule and policy violations supported by established facts.
  • Strong oral communication skills and the ability to testify in arbitration, administrative and court proceedings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in human resources, labor relations, audits, or the legal profession.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • Experience writing investigative reports

Appointment Type:

Permanent Exempt: Permanent exempt (PEX) position; individuals who are appointed to Exempt Positions are appointed at the pleasure of their appointing officer and are considered to be "at-will".

How to qualify


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

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.

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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

Selection Procedures:

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the next stage of the selection process. The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please send your inquires to Nikki Chew, Sr. HR Analyst at

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.