Deputy County Counsel I

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA

Position Summary
Apply by 4/5/24 for priority review!
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.

The Office of the County Counsel is recruiting for Deputy County Counsel I. This position provides legal advice, assistance and representation in civil legal matters to the officers and employees of the County, its departments and districts in a variety of civil law assignments, which may include: general research to support the Office of County Counsel; construction, including prevailing wage and public works projects; code enforcement; taxation; juvenile dependency matters, guardianship and conservatorship cases; and employment law.

There is an immediate opening available in Juvenile Dependency to represent the Department of Children and Family Services in Juvenile Court dependency cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. Attorneys in this section appear in statutorily-required hearings, special interim reviews, mediations, settlement conferences and specialty court hearings. The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill additional vacancies in the County Counsel’s Office as they occur.

For more detailed information, refer to the Deputy County Counsel I job description.


Promotion: This is the entry-level classification in the Deputy County Counsel series. Incumbents work under close attorney supervision and must be promoted to Deputy County Counsel II ($105,996 – $140,753) upon satisfactory completion of a probationary period and up to 2080 service hours or be terminated.

Incumbents advance to Deputy County Counsel II, III, or IV in accordance with criteria established in the Exempt Compensation Ordinance. Deputy County Counsel IV positions may earn up to $210,537 annually.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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.

Qualifications and Prior Experience
License: Must possess active membership and be in good standing with the State Bar of California.

How to Apply
Please Apply here.

Job Bank Sponsorship Opportunity

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