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Attorney IV - County Counsel

  2021-02-22     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz     $13,173 – 16,014 month  

Salary: $13,173 – 16,014 / Month

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!


Final Filing Date: Friday, February 19, 2021

THE POSITION: The Santa Cruz County Counsel’s Office is seeking an experienced attorney specializing in municipal law. The most competitive candidates will have expertise in handling legal issues for a government agency related to employment/personnel matters and public health care services. Experience handling legal issues related to land use, human services, tax, elections, public contracts, and law enforcement is also beneficial. Candidates should have strong writing skills and be able to draft legal documents, ordinances and contracts. Broad litigation experience is not necessary, but having basic litigation skills will make candidates more competitive for the position (e.g., experience with evidentiary hearings, drafting briefs and position papers, etc.). Effective July 11, 2020, this position has been furloughed by 7.5%.

REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Three years of experience (gained after admission to a State Bar) as an attorney practicing civil law for a public agency or four years of full time experience as an attorney practicing general civil law.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Membership in the California State Bar.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law; judicial procedures and the rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research; statutes and codes applicable to civil procedures; County ordinances and rules; and precedent decisions impacting County operations.

Ability to: Research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents and instruments; draft legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, statutes, and contracts; present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and governmental officials and the general public.

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