The County of El Dorado is accepting applications for Deputy County Counsel
|Job Title:||Deputy County Counsel|
|Closing Date/Time:||Fri. 12/14/12 11:59 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$46.46 - $56.47 Hourly|
$8,053.07 - $9,788.13 Monthly
$96,636.80 - $117,457.60 Annually
|Job Type:||Full Time|
The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) full-time vacancy for the County Counsel's Office located in Placerville.
Under general supervision, performs legal work of a routine to complex nature in representing the County and providing advice and counsel to the Board of Supervisors and County management staff and commissions and committees; performs related work as assigned.
Deputy County Counsel is considered to be the highest-level non-supervisory class, fully capable of working independently in any number of specialized areas. While expertise may be gained in a specialized area, incumbents may assist with legal matters in any area of county agency law. This class is distinguished from Sr. Deputy County Counsel in that the latter is a lead level class.
|Examples of Duties:|
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Advises County departmental management concerning their respective duties, powers, functions and obligations.
Performs a wide range of legal work in such areas as civil litigation, public agency law, juvenile, child welfare, public guardian, special districts and mental health.
Researches legal problems and prepares opinions, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, permits and other legal documents.
Prepares and tries routine to difficult cases, often involving a specialized body of law.
Represents the County in administrative hearings before boards, commissions and state and federal agencies.
Attends County departmental, board and commission meetings to provide legal advice on a variety of matters.
Investigates and prepares reports regarding claims against the County.
Reviews ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other documents for legal sufficiency; recommends modifications as required.
Maintains accurate records, files and compiles reports of work performed.
Monitors legal developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions; evaluates their impact on County operations and recommends appropriate action.
Directs the work of professional and support staff on a project basis.
Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hour on a regular basis.
Performs related work as assigned.
|Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted):|
Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET AT TIME OF FINAL FILING DATE.
Equivalent to graduation from a college or university plus an appropriate law degree.
Five years of progressive experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of civil law in the State of California, preferably in a county government setting. Demonstrated ability to litigate a wide variety of civil lawsuits and to advise County agencies with minimal supervision.
NOTE: The above qualifications are typically accepted ways of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.
Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be a member in good standing of the California State Bar Association.