|Date Opened||4/13/2018 3:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/4/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||8,433 - 10,247 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an attorney whose primary responsibility will be litigating civil cases (including general tort, code compliance, civil rights, and writ cases) in State and Federal courts, from case intake through trial and appeal. Strong writing and oral communication skills, as well as significant law and motion experience, are essential. Trial experience is beneficial.
REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
Attorney II: One year of experience* as an attorney practicing civil law for a public agency or two years of experience* practicing general civil law.
Attorney III: Two years of experience* as an attorney practicing civil law for a public agency or three years of experience* as an attorney practicing general civil law.
Attorney IV: Three years of experience* as an attorney practicing civil law for a public agency or four years of experience* as an attorney practicing general civil law.
*Qualifying experience must be gained after admission to a State Bar.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Membership in the California State Bar.
Knowledge: Attorney II: Thorough knowledge of the principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law, judicial procedures and the rules of evidence, and the principles, methods, and materials and practices of legal research. Working knowledge of statutes and codes applicable to civil procedures, County ordinances and rules, and legal decisions impacting County operations. Attorney III and IV: Thorough knowledge of the principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law, judicial procedures and the rules of evidence, and the principles, methods, and materials and practices of legal research. Thorough knowledge of statutes and codes applicable to civil procedures, County ordinances and rules, and legal decisions impacting County operations.
Ability to: Research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents and instruments; draft legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, statutes and contracts; present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and governmental officials and the general public.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
An Equal Opportunity Employer