Placer Employment Opportunities

Deputy County Counsel - II/III

Unclassified Management

Recruitment #2020-19830-03

Introduction

Placer County Counsel’s Office, located in Auburn, is recruiting for a California licensed attorney with 5-10 years of experience to fill one position of Deputy County Counsel at level II/III. Salary will be determined based on experience at the time of employment offer with the hiring authority. Positions in the Deputy County Counsel series I-V are designated as unclassified, and as such, are at-will employees serving at the pleasure of the department head.

POSITION INFORMATION

Preference may be given to Best Qualified candidates with 5-10 years of civil litigation experience in any of the following areas:  Government Tort Claim Practice, Public Entity Law, Dangerous Conditions, Law Enforcement, Eminent Domain, Labor and Employment Practice, CEQA and Planning Law Writ Practice, Taxation, Assessment Appeals and Code Enforcement. Litigation experience in both Federal and State Court is desired.

The County Counsel’s Office is a department of the County of Placer. It consists of 24 employees, including 16 attorneys.  The Office of Placer County Counsel is headed by the County Counsel, an attorney who is a direct appointment of the Board of Supervisors. The office structure is similar to a traditional law office, providing in-house transactional and civil litigation services.

Litigation services include the full range of civil litigation defense and prosecution activities, from investigation through trial and appeal. Practice includes appearances in state court, federal court, the courts of appeal, and before administrative bodies.

The successful candidate for this position will be assigned primarily to a general litigation assignment. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application all relevant litigation experience.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications and Salary:

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Deputy County Counsel II

Experience:
One year of responsible professional legal experience performing duties similar to a Deputy County Counsel I with Placer County or one year of trial experience.

Training: Active membership in the California State Bar.

Annual Salary: $104,977.60 - $131,102.40

Deputy County Counsel III

Experience: One year of responsible professional legal experience performing duties similar to a Deputy County Counsel II with Placer County or two years of trial experience.

Training: Active membership in the California State Bar.

Annual Salary: $116,001.60 - $144,892.80

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The County Counsel's Office will receive all application materials and contact the most qualified applicants to schedule a hiring interview.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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