The County of San Diego has a current opening for the position of Senior Deputy County Counsel – Employment Litigation in the Office of County Counsel.
The Office of County Counsel is a full-service law office, tasked with handling the County's employment law needs, including proactive participation in all phases of government decision making and a very active and successful trial litigation program.
“The County Counsel’s Office generally supports remote teleworking and a teleworking schedule with a mix of in-office and remote work may be available in this position.”
This position represents the County in Civil Service hearings and state and federal court. The ideal candidate is an analytical thinker, able to accurately articulate the critical issues in a case. Additionally, the ideal candidate has excellent legal research and writing skills, courtroom presence, and the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with other attorneys and support staff.
Note: Previous experience must have included serving as an attorney handling civil law matters and/or cases in a public or private sector law office.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
As part of the County of San Diego’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.
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