LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYER
|Date Opened||1/29/2021 3:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/12/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$13,173 - 16,014 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: The Santa Cruz County Counsel’s Office is seeking an experienced attorney specializing in municipal law. The most competitive candidates will have expertise in handling legal issues for a government agency related to employment/personnel matters. Experience handling legal issues related to public health care services, land use, human services, tax, elections, public contracts, and law enforcement is also beneficial. Candidates should have strong writing skills and be able to draft legal documents, ordinances and contracts. Broad litigation experience is not necessary, but having basic litigation skills will make candidates more competitive for the position (e.g., experience with evidentiary hearings, drafting briefs and position papers, etc.). Effective July 11, 2020, this position has been furloughed by 7.5%
THE 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:
Three years of experience (gained after admission to a State Bar) as an attorney practicing civil law for a public agency or four years of full time experience as an attorney practicing general civil law.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Membership in the California State Bar.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law; judicial procedures and the rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research; statutes and codes applicable to civil procedures; County ordinances and rules; and precedent 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 exam-ination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the ad-ministration 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.
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Click on a link below to apply for this position:
|Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.|
|View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.||
This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
|View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file.||
A Santa Cruz County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
|Fill out our application-request form.||
We encourage you to submit your application online as this is the preferred application method. If, for any reason, you are unable do this, we can send you an application packet by conventional mail.
|Contact us via conventional means.||You may contact us by phone at (831) 454-2600, FAX at (831) 454-2240, or e-mail at Personnel@santacruzcounty.us, or apply for a job in person at the Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, California 95060.|