Deputy County Counsel II & III

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575 Administration Dr
Rm 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
County of Sonoma
Street address: 
575 Administration Dr Rm 116B
City: 
Santa Rosa
State: 
California
ZIP: 
95403
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Deputy County Counsel II & III
$9,301 - $13,004/Monthly*

Grow your legal career in public service. Join a team driven to improve our communities and the quality of life in Sonoma County. Join County Counsel.

Starting salary up to $74.77/hour ($156,053/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

County Counsel is currently recruiting to fill a Deputy County Counsel position at either the II or III level, depending upon qualifications and level. If you are interested in applying at multiple levels of this opportunity, you must submit separate applications to each recruitment.

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing your contributions work to better our shared community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

• Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance
• An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
• Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and 8 floating holiday hours per year
• County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
• County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement health insurance/benefits
• Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
• May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave

*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 5/23/22

Requirements: 

Currently, County Counsel is recruiting for a skilled attorney, with experience in the practice areas of Infrastructure and Public Resources, Land Use, Litigation, and Natural Resources. However, this position will be exposed to a variety of County Counsel's practice groups. Our team members are creative problem-solvers who work effectively both together, and independently, to prepare and present civil cases before various administrative bodies and the state and federal courts.

As a career-oriented attorney and the ideal candidate to join the 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 are committed to upholding ethical standards, identifying and eliminating bias, and you ideally possess several of the following:
• Strong interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills
• Subject matter understanding of land use law; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, regulatory compliance, project entitlement review, and code enforcement requirements; housing law and finance; and/or expertise in the drafting and interpretation of land use ordinances, plans, and policies
• Civil and/or public law litigation experience, including discovery, trial, writ, or appellate work
• Demonstrate highly effective research, writing, and oral communication skills
• Bring your initiative, high standards, and drive to set and achieve goals
• Are inspired by continuous learning, strive for professional growth, and enjoy promoting and supporting the same motivations in others

To apply: 

*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. Apply by 5/23/22

Notes: 
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.
Salary range: 
$9,301 - $13,004/Monthly*
Submission deadline: 
Monday, May 23, 2022