RE: Informal Request for Qualifications for As-Needed Hearing Officers
The Office of the City Administrator seeks firms or individuals (contractor) to serve as a
Hearing Officer to perform the services described in the attached scope of work
(Attachment A) under a professional services agreement. The contractor(s) will hear
appeals of enforcement actions pertaining to any and all building, housing, fire, property,
zoning codes, special business permits and public nuisance cases. These contracts will be
on an as needed basis for a period of two years or up to $30,000, whichever occurs first.


A. Respondent shall have a degree in jurisprudence and be a member in good
standing with the State Bar of California and have at least five (5) years
experience as a judge (now retired) or arbitrator or, five (5) years experience as a
licensed attorney preparing for or participating in formal hearings or trials
involving litigation and/or administrative law at the federal, state or local level,
or representing clients in trial or arbitration matters.

B. Respondent shall have familiarity with the relevant authorities, including, but not
limited to, the California Evidence Code, Code of Civi􀂁 Procedure􀂂 Civil Code,
Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Oakland Municipal Code, Oakland
Planning Code, the California Fire Code, and the California Building Code.

C. Respondent shall be experienced in making decisions of fact, evidence and proof.

D. Respondent shall have the flexibility to hold day and night hearings.

E. Respondent shall have excellent communication and writing skills.

F. Applicants who have served as a hearing officer for the City of Oakland
within the · last two (2) years are not eligible to submit · a Letter of
Qualification and any which do will be automatically rejected and disqualified.

Interested respondents shall submit a Letter of Qualifications to City Administrator’s
Office, Nuisance Abatement Division, 1 FrankH. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor, Oakland, CA
94612 or send email to gminor@oaklandca.govno later than 3:00 p.m., on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Said Letter of Qualifications should include (1) a brief description of the Respondent’s
employment history, academic background, relevant experience within the last five years,
and previous experience that could be used to demonstrate the ability to make objective
and just decisions with a complex hearing process, and (2) a list of the names and contact
information for at least three professional references that can vouch for the qualifications of the Respondent.

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