|Salary||See Information Below|
|Date Opened||7/16/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||7/30/2021 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|HR Analyst||Suzanne Messina|
Placer County Counsel’s Office, located in Auburn, is recruiting for a California licensed attorney with at least one year of experience to fill one position of Deputy County Counsel at level II or III. Salary and position placement will be determined based on experience at the time of employment offer with the hiring authority. Positions in the Deputy County Counsel series I-IV are designated as unclassified, and as such, are at-will employees serving at the pleasure of the department head.
Preference may be given to Best Qualified candidates with experience in child dependency, public guardianship, public administration, and adult protective services. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application materials experience and/or strength in these areas.
The County Counsel’s Office is a department of the County of Placer. It consists of 27 employees, including 17 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 to its client population.
Assigned proceedings include the full range of litigation activities, from advising on investigations through appeal. Practice includes appearances in state court and the courts of appeal. It is intended that the successful candidate for this position will be assigned to the child dependency, public guardian, public administration, and adult protective services team providing advisory and litigation services primarily in the areas of child protective services and public guardian.
Minimum Qualifications and Salary:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
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: $106,017.60 - $132,412.80
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: $117,166.40 - $146,348.80
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.
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.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To assist the County Counsel in providing legal advice and services to County and district officers and employees; to act for the County Counsel at his/her direction; and to act as trial advocate in civil litigation at all levels of court.
The County Counsel's Office will receive all application materials and contact the most qualified applicants to schedule a hiring interview.
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.
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 (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, 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.