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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

Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $3,000!*

*See Exempt Employee Compensation Ordinance for details (p. 78-80).

3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increases in February 24/25
Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Top Step of Applicable Salary Range
(Salary increases contingent upon Property Related Revenue and/or statewide Proposition 172 Sales Tax Collections performance.)

New Top Step effective 7/15/23 for Deputy County Counsel IV
(approximately 2.5% increase above the top step at time it is effective)

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)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities
The County Counsel’s Office is recruiting for a Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. These positions perform the following duties:
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.

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.

How to Apply
For more details, please review the announcement at Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP. Opens 4/29/23. (909) 387-8304 – EEO/ADA.

Apply by 5/17/23 for Priority Review!

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