Deputy County Counsel I, II, & III
$8,299 - $12,748/Monthly*
Join the Sonoma County Counsel and make a difference!
What makes Sonoma County a great choice?
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 you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including:
The Deputy County Counsel position represents a great opportunity to work in beautiful Sonoma wine country and join a collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to public service and quality of life. In this exciting role, you will provide legal counsel to a variety of departments within the County. The successful candidate will regularly:
The Deputy County Counsel may assist with other work performed by attorneys in County Counsel's areas of responsibility. Interested candidates should be able to perform the following essential functions:
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
IMPORTANT: The position will be filled at the I, II, or III level. If you are interested in applying at the I, II, and/or III level, you will need to apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for those classifications.
THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL
The Sonoma County Counsel's Office is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and advice, in a timely and responsive manner, to assist the County, its governing Board of Supervisors, and other clients to promote the public interest, achieve programmatic and strategic goals, and protect financial resources.
County Counsel is the primary provider of legal services to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, the Grand Jury, and over 25 special districts, including the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART), Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association (SCERA), Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), and Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA). The Office provides legal staff to many County commissions, and its attorneys regularly provide counsel to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Civil Service Commission, and Board of Zoning Adjustments at public meetings and hearings.
County Counsel attorneys regularly appear in court on behalf of County departments and on such matters as juvenile dependency cases, code enforcement actions, bail recovery, and mental health competency hearings. County Counsel either directly handles, or coordinates outside counsel, in the defense of all claims filed against the County, and proactively works with departments to minimize risk and assist in policy development and implementation.
The Office of approximately 30 attorneys and 10 support staff places a high value on its collegial atmosphere and on its commitment to providing excellent legal services. It is structured into five practice groups: Health and Human Services; Infrastructure and Public Resources; Land Use; Litigation; and Natural Resources and Resiliency. Each Group is supervised by a Chief Deputy County Counsel and overall office supervision functions through the Assistant County Counsel and County Counsel. All staff is relied upon to work independently, meet client needs, and exercise sound judgment.
*Salary is negotiable 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. EOE Apply by 10/26/20