$110K — $140K *
Under direction of County Counsel, provides professional legal services and representation, advice and assistance to County departments, employees, the Board of Supervisors and various committees and commissions; represents County governmental jurisdictions in legal and business matters; and performs related work as required.
This is the advanced journey-level class in the Deputy County Counsel series and is the senior level within this flexibly series. Incumbents work on complex and sensitive legal assignments requiring a high degree of independent judgment and discretion, are fully experienced in procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and may provide day-to-day assistance and supervision to less experienced staff attorneys, paralegal and clerical support staff. Incumbents at this level may represent County Counsel at Board meetings and act as County Counsel in their absence.
State and Federal Code dealing with the authority and responsibility of public entities.
Deputy County Counsel I Basic principles and practices of civil, constitutional and administrative law and their application; basic practices, principles, and methods of legal principles, statutory law and legal research; trail and administrative hearing procedures and the rules of evidence; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; and techniques for providing a high level of customer services by effectively dealing with public, vendors, contractors and County staff.
Deputy County Counsel II (in addition to above) Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; basic pre-trial, trial and administrative hearing rules and procedures; and legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to common government agency legal problems.
Deputy County Counsel III (in addition to the above) Advanced legal research methods; established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to County activities; pertinent Federal, State and local laws and regulations; comprehensive pre-trial, trial and administrative hearing rules and procedures; complex legal principles, facts and evidence related to legal problems common to government agencies; and organization, duties, powers, limitations and authority of the County Counsel's Office.
Deputy County Counsel IV (in addition to the above) Legal principles, practices and procedures for civil criminal, constitutional and administrative law; current principles and practices of governmental and municipal law and their application at the comprehensive level of understanding; and principles and practices of effective employee , supervision, training, motivation, evaluation and development.
Skill and Ability To:
Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent the County and the department in meetings with governmental agencies, businesses, professionals, and regulatory and legislative organizations; analyze and apply complex legal principles, facts and evidence to legal problems; follow pre-trial, trial and administrative hearing rules and procedures; analyze and draft ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents; analyze, investigate, explain and write reports on legal matters; interview and prepare witnesses for testimony; and make recommendations and/or determinations concerning the advisability to prosecute, compromise or dismiss civil litigation.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Deputy County Counsel III
Four (4) years of professional legal experience which has included at least two years at a level equivalent to the Deputy County Counsel II.
Deputy County Counsel IV
Six (6) years of professional legal experience which included at least (2) years at a level equivalent to the Deputy County Counsel III.
Must possession of a valid California driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
Must possess and maintain active membership in the State Bar of California.
Valid through: 7/7/2021