DEPUTY COUNTY COUNSEL I/II/III/IV

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DEPUTY COUNTY COUNSEL I/II/III/IV

Fresno County Fresno, California, US

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DEPUTY COUNTY COUNSEL I/II/III/IV

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Position Description
Deputy County Counsel Annual Salaries
Deputy County Counsel I : $75,218 - $91,468 Annually
Deputy County Counsel II : $87,802 - $106,704 Annually
Deputy County Counsel III : $105,326 - $128,050 Annually
Deputy County Counsel IV : $123,292 - $149,838 Annually

The County Counsel's Office serves as the civil attorney for the County of Fresno, including the Board of Supervisors and all County offices, departments, boards and commissions. In addition, the Office provides legal services to various other public entities and special districts. Assignments increase in complexity as the employee gains experience and knowledge and advances in the office. Assignments may include transactional, advisory and litigation matters.

County Counsel is recruiting for exciting attorney opportunities in the following areas:

1) A general law attorney to handle contract review and legal advice mainly for the Public Works and Planning Department and/or the Assessor/Recorder. The assignment may include minor litigation as well as advising boards or commissions and drafting ordinances. Knowledge of any of the following areas would be helpful: public financing; property tax assessment; recording of real estate; land use; other documents; litigation; the Brown Act; and the Public Records Act.

2) A child welfare attorney to represent the County Department of Social Services in juvenile dependency matters, assuring that at risk children receive the protection and assistance they need.

Any attorney with experience in these areas or with the desire and drive to learn new practice areas is encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will also have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, including legal writing and oral advocacy, a commitment to public sector employment, an interest in learning new areas of law and research, and a demonstrated ability to be a team player in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

The County of Fresno offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The candidate selected will be placed at the appropriate level, depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The salary ranges for the Deputy I through Deputy IV classification levels are set forth above.

Deputy County Counsel I/II/III/IV positions are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications Deputy County Counsel I:
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.

Deputy County Counsel II:
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience : One (1) year of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel.

Deputy County Counsel III:
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience : Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel.

Deputy County Counsel IV:
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience : Three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel.

Note: All levels also require possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY :

Applicants are required to submit the items listed below to:
Fresno County Counsel's Office
ATTN: Alma Navarro
2220 Tulare St. Suite 500
Fresno, CA 93721
or via email to CountyCounselMailbox@fresnocountyca.gov
Apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed until positions are filled.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. For additional information, please contact the County Counsel's Office at (559) 600-3479.

For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State, and Local Orders related to COVID-19; including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS :

The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Office of the County Counsel at (559) 600-3479.
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