Join our team of attorneys and staff committed to improving our communities and the quality of life in Sonoma County.
Advance your legal career in public service as a Deputy County Counsel III!
Starting salary up to $90.80/hourly ($189,510/annually) and a competitive total compensation package!*
County Counsel is currently recruiting for a skilled litigation attorney for their Litigation Practice Group, which handles the majority of the County’s litigation work, both defense and affirmative litigation. They primarily advise the following Departments:
However, this position will be exposed to a variety of County Counsel’s practice areas, such as Infrastructure and Public Resources, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Health and Human Services. Our team members are innovative problem-solvers that work effectively both together, and independently, to prepare and present civil cases before various administrative bodies as well as state and federal courts. As a career-oriented attorney and the ideal candidate to join our County Counsel team, you bring your excellent research and writing skills, ability to think strategically and creatively, and desire to assume responsibility and work cooperatively on complex, fast-moving projects.
Additionally, you demonstrate several of the following:
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills
Highly effective research, writing, and oral communication skills
Initiative, high standards, and drive to set and achieve goals
Proven interest in continuous learning and professional growth
Values that promote and support advancing the same motivations and qualities in others
Commitment to upholding ethical standards and identifying and eliminating bias
This position is for governmental civil legal practice, with an expected focus on civil or public law litigation defense, including discovery, trial, writ, or appellate work, Public Records Act compliance, and public law generally. Experience with or demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas is highly beneficial: civil litigation generally from pre-trial through appeals, employment and labor law, writs, probate law, land use law, including code enforcement, environmental law, administrative law, legislative drafting, contracts, housing law, real property law, Brown Act, federal Indian law, FOIA/PRA, water law, cannabis/agricultural/timber regulation, taxes and fees, and/or constitutional law.
*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 1/4/24
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