Job Opportunity

County Counsel
El Dorado County

Date Posted:

May 1, 2014


$146,661 – $187,191 (5% increase in July 2015.  Salary is negotiable and may be adjusted based on candidate’s experience and qualifications)


Under general policy direction of the Board of Supervisors, provides expert legal counsel to the Board and all County departments; plans, organizes, coordinates and directs programs and activities of the County Counsel office: formulates department policies, goals and directives.

In addition to fulfilling departmental administrative responsibilities, this position acts as chief legal counsel for the Board of Supervisors, County departments, the Board of Equalization and other districts within the County under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors. Responsibilities include handling sensitive and complex legal matters and involvement in litigation, negotiation and settlement agreements in all California and federal trial and appellate courts.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a four (4) year college or university plus a Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law and active membership in the State Bar of California, AND seven (7) years of experience in the active practice of public law in the State of California, including management or supervision of a professional staff and budget development.  Three (3) years as an Assistant or Chief Deputy County Counsel or Assistant City Attorney or equivalent is desirable.

How to Apply:

Visit the County’s website at and apply online.

Filing Deadline:

Opens May 1, 2014 and closes at 11:59 pm on May 31, 2014.

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