Workers' Compensation Attorney II/III/IV

$105,996 - $210,537 yearly
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • May 16, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

The County Counsel's Office is recruiting for a Workers' Compensation Attorneys. These positions perform the following duties:
  • Analyze complex legal and factual issues
  • Conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research
  • Prepare pleadings including applications, answers and responsive pleadings
  • Draft proposed compromise and release agreements, stipulations with request for awards, and AME/PQME letters
  • Prepare trial briefs and appeals including petitions for reconsideration and writs
  • Take depositions of applicants and cross-examinations of physicians
  • Prepare strategies for resolution with little or no supervision
  • Prepare for hearings including trial, cross-examination, trial exhibits and witnesses with little or no supervision
  • Communicate with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, witnesses and opposing counsel and maintain a large caseload with little or no supervision

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. 
*Official Title: Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV.
Initial Appointment

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.
Deputy County Counsel II
$105,996 - $140,753 Annually 
 
Deputy County Counsel III
$125,070  - $166,441  Annually 

Deputy County Counsel IV
$144,310 - $210,537 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background/Pre-Employment Process: Applicants will be fingerprinted and must successfully pass a background investigation and a job-related physical exam, including a drug test, prior to employment.

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

Sponsorship: 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 in the California Bar Association.

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Workers' Compensation Attorney II: Twelve (12) months of experience as a workers' compensation attorney.

Workers' Compensation Attorney III: Thirty (30) months of experience as a workers' compensation attorney.

Workers' Compensation Attorney IV: Forty-eight (48) months of experience as a workers' compensation attorney.

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