Public Sector Litigation Attorney
|Date Opened||10/14/2022 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||12/8/2022 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|HR Analyst||Jed Stephenson|
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 level at which candidates are appointed will be dependent upon the type and amount of related experience.
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.
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.
*Amounts will be prorated for part time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.
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To assist the County Counsel in providing legal advice and services to County and district officers and employees; to act at the County Counsel's direction; and to act as trial advocate in civil litigation at all levels of court.
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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Tucker, Administrative Technician, at JMTucker@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4667.
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