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Position Summary
County Counsel is recruiting for a Real Estate Attorney IV* to perform difficult and complex legal work for San Bernardino County and other Board governed entities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, review of licenses, leases and contracts, California Environmental Quality Act analysis, review of acquisitions following State and Federal requirements (e.g. Caltrans and U.S. Department of Transportation requirements on locally sponsored federal-aid transportation projects), Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act analysis, drafting easements, review of Board of Supervisors’ meeting agenda items, and representation of clients in eminent domain, unlawful detainer, and other real property proceedings. The position may also provide advice to departments on other civil and municipal law areas.

*Official Title: Deputy County Counsel IV

Duties and Responsibilities
Conditions of Employment

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 license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Qualifications and Prior Experience
Minimum Requirements

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

Forty eight (48) months of experience with an emphasis in handling commercial real estate transactions, including negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, easements, leases, licenses, subordination, non-disclosure, and attornment agreements, and estoppels; performing property due diligence, including review of title and environmental documents; and analyzing compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

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