Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV

$105,997 - $206,835 yearly
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Feb 29, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

Come join a team that serves and protects San Bernardino County, its treasury, and its governing body, by providing timely and accurate legal services and aggressively representing the County in litigation.



Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $3,000!* 


*See Exempt Compensation Ordinance For Details (p.78-81)



Attorneys may have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule after six months of employment, which may include a 9/80 schedule and/or partial remote work option.



San Bernardino County Counsel employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more details/application information, click here.


Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Apply by 3/15/24 for priority review!


County Counsel is recruiting for Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV. Deputy County Counsel positions practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: employment; administrative law proceedings; healthcare; civil rights; eminent domain; public entity liability; environmental/land use; workers compensation; taxation; juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship; appeals; arbitration/mediation; contract; business; transactional; procurement; technology; torts; personal injury; real estate and construction law.

Duties include drafting ordinances; preparing contracts; drafting, analyzing and interpreting legislation; researching and writing legal opinions; administrative hearings; and advising boards, departments, special districts, school districts and commissions on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to the Brown Act and Public Records Act.




Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for all levels within the Deputy County Counsel Series. Job offers for the initial appointment may be made at any level based on qualifications and department needs. Candidates advance within the series in accordance with criteria established in the Exempt Compensation Ordinance (see page 81-82). Please see official job descriptions below.


3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increases in February 2025/February 2026

(Salary increases contingent upon Property Related Revenue and/or 

statewide Realignment Sales Tax Collections performance.)


Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Top Step of Applicable Salary Range


Deputy County Counsel II

$105,996 - $140,753 Annually

Deputy County Counsel III

$125,070  - $166,441  Annually

Deputy County Counsel IV

$144,144 - $206,835 Annually


The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.




Background: Applicants must pass a  background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment and must be maintained. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.


Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements

License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California. 



Deputy County Counsel IV: Four (4) years of full-time civil or criminal law experience as an attorney.

Deputy County Counsel III: Thirty (30) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney. 

Deputy County Counsel II: Twelve (12) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney. 

Note: (Law Clerk, Intern and Volunteer Attorney experience is not qualifying). 

For more details, please review the announcement at Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP. (909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA