Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under administrative and statutory direction, the County Counsel performs highly professional and administrative work serving as legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, special districts and county departments. The department head is responsible for the operation of the Office of the County Counsel and the work of its staff engaged in giving legal advice to the county, its departments and special districts. The County Counsel also performs all civil legal work required by them, including representing these jurisdictions and agencies in all matters of litigation and business. Work is performed within statutory limitations and in accordance with policies determined by the Board of Supervisors. The County Counsel is appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a four-year term in accordance with Government Code sections 27640 and 27641.
Qualification and Prior Experience
The required background includes eight years of full-time experience as an attorney practicing civil law with, or directly for, a public sector agency. Five years of experience in the Office of a California County Counsel or California City Attorney as a division head or higher supervising the work of subordinate attorneys is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and an active membership in the State Bar of California, and admission to practice before all State and Northern District Federal Courts in California.
How to Apply
To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 13, 2023.