County of San Mateo

San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 764,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community. 

Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.

The County of San Mateo provides for the health and welfare of all people within its borders and serves as the local government for the unincorporated areas. Voters elect a five-member Board of Supervisors and six additional County officials: the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder/Chief Elections Officer, District Attorney, Controller, Coroner, Sheriff and Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Dec 16, 2021
Full time
$288,683 - $360,921 yearly
County of San Mateo San Mateo County, CA, USA
COUNTY COUNSEL County of San Mateo $288,683 - $360,921 Annually The County of San Mateo is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of County Counsel. The Office of the County Counsel provides a full range of legal services to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, agencies, boards, commissions, special districts and school districts. Services include legal advice and opinions, preparation and review of legal documents, representation in hearings and meetings, and court appearances. The goals of the Office are to provide accurate, timely, useful and reliable advice protecting the County from loss and risk; assist clients in making effective decisions among lawful alternatives; provide exemplary litigation advocacy; and defend decisions and advocate the policies of clients to achieve the best results – the lowest cost or loss without sacrifice of policy or principles. The County Counsel is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as...