Port of San Diego
Until Filled

Land Use Attorney
Port of San Diego
San Diego, California
Annual Salary: $156,853 - $243,122 DOE/DOQ
Compensation Currently Under Review

The Port of San Diego (Port) is seeking a senior attorney with a practice focus in land use to join their General Counsel department of 17 people and support the fourth largest port in California. For over 50 years, the Port has developed and promoted commerce, navigation, recreation, and fisheries on and around San Diego Bay. This self-funded Port is San Diego’s gateway to the world. This Port leads the working waterfront and facilitates the international and domestic movement of goods and people. As an organization, the Port is a conscientious innovator that leverages unique expertise, deep-water berths, forward-thinking solutions, and strategic relationships to expand opportunities for businesses and employees. The Port generates billions of dollars per year for the regional economy, creating well-paying jobs and a prosperous global economic engine for all. Its General Counsel team is an integral part of making it all happen, and this vital senior-level counsel position will have a pivotal role in supporting the complex land use work that provides all these amazing impacts to the region. Apply today to be a part of this amazing team and organization and use your legal expertise and know-how to not just make an amazing living but to make a difference!

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The Port is seeking a Deputy General Counsel IV or V to work on a variety of matters with a focus on land use. This is a great leadership opportunity to oversee diverse legal matters in a variety of industries and responsibilities, which include advising on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Coastal Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal and State Endangered Species Act, historic resource laws, the Public Trust Doctrine and Port Act, and other environmental laws. The ideal candidate will have substantial land-use experience and must have a deep understanding and experience applying and advising on California land-use matters related to CEQA and ideally knowledge of the California Coastal Act and experience working with the Coastal Commission. This attorney will work across departments and develop strong relationships with planners, as well as the real estate side of the business. Senior counsel is expected to assist in other legal matters involving Port business outside of land use and will need to become proficient through research and study. 


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