Job Opportunity

Assistant County Counsel
Merced County

Date Posted:

December 16, 2016


$134,617 – $163,904


Receives assignments from the County Counsel and assigns and schedules legal work for Department staff. Renders legal opinions in writing and orally in response to requests from County officers and department heads.
Drafts contracts, leases, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other legal instruments for the Board of Supervisors, departments and special districts of the County. Prosecutes legal actions on behalf of, and defends actions against, the County, its advisory boards, commissions, authorities, the courts and various subdivisions before courts of origin, appellate courts and various administrative bodies. Serves as legal advisor and attends meetings of Boards and Commissions.
Plans, organizes, manages, assists with the management, direction, and supervision of the fiscal and personnel management functions of the County Counsel’s office, including the selection, training, evaluation, and development of staff; assists with the preparation of the Department budget, justification of proposed budget changes, and expenditure controls. Counsels Department staff as warranted by problems and circumstances; participates in County-wide employment law and labor law issues and claims against the County as delegated.
Assists with overseeing the planning and evaluation of Department legal services. Serves as County Counsel in the Counsel’s absence and when delegated, including serving as legal counsel at Board of Supervisors meetings.
Performs a broad range of administrative and management duties.


5 years experience representing governmental clients; Experience in any of the following areas: Employment law, HIPPA, health and human services or environmental law; Strong supervisory and administrative skills.

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