San Bernardino County is located in the heart of Southern California, home to over 2 million residents, encompassing 20,160 square miles from the Nevada State line and the Colorado River to the LA County line. This gives San Bernardino County a diverse climate and geography, from mountains as high as 11,502 feet, to the desert as low as 181 feet, and beautiful valleys in between. Pristine lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountain resorts, flowering deserts, and many other family-oriented recreational attractions take advantage of the natural assets of the area, most within an hour’s drive. Families enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools, colleges and universities, and easy access to airports, hospitals, libraries, and parks. The County provides a safe, clean and healthy environment for residents. A variety of shopping and business opportunities abound, in this, the largest County in the contiguous United States.
The County Counsel’s Office is recruiting for a Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. This position will analyze complex legal and factual issues; conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research; prepare pleadings including applications, answers and responsive pleadings; draft proposed compromise and release agreements, stipulations with request for awards, and AME/PQME letters; prepare trial briefs and appeals including petitions for reconsideration and writs; take depositions of applicants and cross-examinations of physicians; prepare strategies for resolution with little or no supervision; prepare for hearings including trial, cross-examination, trial exhibits and witnesses with little or no supervision; communicate with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, witnesses and opposing counsel and maintain a large caseload with little or no supervision. Attorneys may have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule after six months of employment, which may include a 9/80 schedule and/or partial remote work option.
San Bernardino County Counsel employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Job descriptions can be found at here
Qualifications and Prior Experience
License: Active membership in the California Bar Association.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney II: Twelve (12) months of experience as a workers’ compensation attorney.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney III: Thirty (30) months of experience as a workers’ compensation attorney.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney IV: Forty-eight (48) months of experience as a workers’ compensation attorney.