Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA

Position Summary
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Apply by 3/15/24 for priority review!

County Counsel is recruiting for Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV. Deputy County Counsel positions practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: employment; administrative law proceedings; healthcare; civil rights; eminent domain; public entity liability; environmental/land use; workers compensation; taxation; juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship; appeals; arbitration/mediation; contract; business; transactional; procurement; technology; torts; personal injury; real estate and construction law.

Duties include drafting ordinances; preparing contracts; drafting, analyzing and interpreting legislation; researching and writing legal opinions; administrative hearings; and advising boards, departments, special districts, school districts and commissions on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to the Brown Act and Public Records Act.

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 (see page 81-82). Please see official job descriptions below.

Deputy County Counsel II
$105,996 – $140,753 Annually

Deputy County Counsel III
$125,070 – $166,441 Annually

Deputy County Counsel IV
$144,144 – $206,835 Annually

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

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

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.

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

Qualifications and Prior Experience
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.



Deputy County Counsel IV: Four (4) years of full-time civil or criminal law experience as an attorney.

Deputy County Counsel III: Thirty (30) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney.

Deputy County Counsel II: Twelve (12) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney.

Note: (Law Clerk, Intern and Volunteer Attorney experience is not qualifying).

How to Apply
Please apply here.

Job Bank Sponsorship Opportunity

Each quarter, one law firm and one company will have the opportunity to show their support for diversity in the legal profession and help advance the careers of attorneys of color by becoming a CMCP Job Bank Sponsor.