Deputy County Counsel and Associate County Counsel Positions

  • Office of the County Counsel, County of Alameda
  • 1221 Oak Street, Suite 450, Oakland, California 94551
  • Apr 12, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

The County of Alameda’s Office of the County Counsel, in Oakland, California, is hiring attorneys to join a diverse and collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to providing excellent legal services. The County Counsel is the General Counsel for the County of Alameda, including the Board of Supervisors and all County agencies and departments, certain special districts, boards and commissions. Just as a large company utilizes its in-house counsel, the Office of the County Counsel’s clients rely on the office for the full range of legal services, covering a broad spectrum of practice areas, including employment, personal injury, child welfare, breach of contract, civil rights, taxation, election challenges, probate/conservatorship, and land use, in addition to litigation and oversight of litigation handled by outside counsel. We draft local and statewide legislation, negotiate and draft contracts and other legal agreements, and as the County employs almost 10,000 workers, we have a robust employment law practice.

As public law attorneys, our work covers a wide array of policy matters that significantly affect the health, safety, and well-being of the County’s 1.7 million residents. The Office is committed to providing high quality legal services while working in the dynamic environment of a public entity that is accountable to the diverse communities in Alameda County.

Hiring Goals

The Office of the County Counsel is seeking highly talented, highly motivated, fast learners to fill open attorney positions. We will fill at least two (2) openings at the Deputy County Counsel level and one (1) at the Associate County Counsel level.  A minimum of five years of experience as a licensed attorney is required at the Deputy County Counsel level. Associate County Counsel is an entry level position, but ideal candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience practicing law. Significant experience handling labor and employment law matters may be necessary to be competitive for at least one of the Deputy County Counsel openings.

The County offers a salary that is highly competitive with other local government law offices in Alameda County. Current salary range for the Deputy position is $162,926.40 - $225,472.00 and for Associate is $104,540.80-$157,851.20. The office structure allows opportunity for advancement as well.

Please see job descriptions and minimum qualifications for each position at: 

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the attention of Donna R. Ziegler, County Counsel, at the following email address for consideration: Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.