Litigation Attorney I-IV

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA

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.

POSITION SUMMARY
The County Counsel’s Office of San Bernardino County is recruiting for a Litigation Attorney. These positions provide legal advice, assistance and representation in civil legal matters to the County and its departments. The assignment may include representation in a variety of areas including: civil rights; torts; personal injury; public entity liability; employment law; eminent domain; environmental/land use; workers’ compensation; and administrative law proceedings.

Deputy County Counsel I
($79,684 – $105,456 annually)

Deputy County Counsel II
($98,155 – $130,353 annually)

Deputy County Counsel III
($115,79 – $153,982 annually)

Deputy County Counsel IV
($133,432 – $189,924 annually)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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

State Bar License: Must be an active member in good standing with the State Bar of California at the time of hire. This status must be maintained in order to remain employed in this classification.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California. (Members in good standing of California State Bar who have been assigned a license number but have inactive membership status, as well as candidates licensed out of state pending California Bar Exam results/license, are welcome to apply. Active California Bar license will be required prior to hire.)

AND

Experience:

Litigation Attorney II: Twelve (12) months of civil litigation experience as an attorney.

Litigation Attorney III: Thirty (30) months of civil litigation experience as an attorney.

Litigation Attorney IV: Forty-eight (48) months of civil litigation experience as an attorney.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include: meeting with and advising County Departments regarding litigation; drafting pleadings, discovery, and motions; determining case strategy and representing the County in trials, depositions, mediations, and hearings; drafting ordinances; preparing contracts; drafting, analyzing and interpreting legislation; researching and writing legal opinions; and advising boards, departments, special districts, school districts and commissions.

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

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