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 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. Litigation Attorneys may have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule after six months of employment, which may include a 9/80 schedule and/or a partial remote work option.
Deputy County Counsel II
($91,644 – $121,680 Annually)
Deputy County Counsel III
($108,097 – $143,748 annually)
Deputy County Counsel IV
($124,550 – $172,972 annually)
Note: The current vacancy is to provide legal services to County Departments with an emphasis on civil litigation in state and federal court; employment; dangerous conditions of public property; personal injury; public entity/employee immunities; police practices; civil rights; defense of civil lawsuits including discovery; motion preparation; mediation; arbitration; trials and appeals. The position also includes advising on litigation questions and issues and presentation of some matters to the Board of Supervisors.
The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill additional vacancies in the County Counsel’s Office as they occur.
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.
Qualifications and Prior Experience
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.
– 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.