Job Opportunity

Assistant County Counsel
San Benito County

Date Posted:

December 16, 2016


$111,836—$149,871 depending upon qualifications


The Assistant County Counsel is the assistant department head in the office of the County Counsel. This is a single position classification with management status and may be delegated, by the County Counsel, some or all of the functions of the department. This position is an at-will position serving at the pleasure of the County Counsel and is responsible for the direct supervision of the Deputy County Counsel I/II/III’s and the technical and clerical support staff of the department.


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

Three years of increasingly responsible experience with a public agency in the appropriate legal specialty at a level comparable to an Assistant County Counsel


Five years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney in a county counsel’s office, city attorney’s office, or other civil public law office, two years of which must have involved the supervision of legal staff.

Special Requirements:
Current membership in the California State Bar Association is required by the date of hire (failure to maintain membership is grounds for termination)
Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Drivers License.

How to Apply:

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.

Candidates will be expected to submit an application package that must include the following:

Compelling cover letter (not exceeding two pages) that succinctly addresses professional experience and qualifications needed to perform in this capacity as outlined in this brochure;
Comprehensive resume;
Five year salary history;
Reference list to include professional references (including all contact information). Suggested reference list should consist of immediate supervisor in last three positions, names of two direct reports, and three other references (appropriate professionals) from current or former organizations.

Forward completed application packets to:
County of San Benito
c/o Georgia Cochran
481 4th Street
Hollister, CA 95023
Or via e-mail to

Filing Deadline:

February 26, 2017

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