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The County of Napa seeks a County Counsel who is experienced in providing legal services to county government elected and executive leadership regarding land use (including CEQA), civil litigation, and employment law, and other municipal law matters. The ideal candidate will provide legal advice, assistance, and representation on civil legal matters to the County, its departments, and special districts by providing legal options, rather than dictating policy. Qualified candidates will be active members of the California State Bar, be strong, visionary leaders, and have extensive, highly responsible experience serving California public sector organizations. The next County Counsel will be a collaborative team player, a zealous advocate for their clients and committed to and passionate about living in and serving Napa County.
Duties and Responsibilities
The County Counsel is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $5 million and a staff of 20. Of the total appropriation, approximately $400,000 is programmed for outside legal services. This position will direct the operations of the Office, provide complex legal advice to County leadership, and serve as the chief civil law officer of the County. County Counsel is proactive in all phases of governmental decision-making, oversees an active trial litigation program, renders legal opinions, and prepares contracts, resolutions, and ordinances.
Qualifications and Prior Experience
Your legal background should include:
• Ten years of increasing responsible experience as an attorney including five years of experience in California municipal law that includes trial experience and administrative and supervisory responsibility.
• Legal experience in a California County Counsel’s Office with planning and zoning, personnel and labor law, social services, or special districts is desirable.
• Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a juris doctorate degree.
• Active membership in the California State Bar Association.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply 
This position will be open until the needs of the county are met, for first consideration apply by October 20th here
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