Job Opportunity

Deputy County Counsel II/III/Senior
Shasta County

Date Posted:

July 14, 2014

Salary:

$5,699 – 9,285

Description:

Deputy II: At this level, professionally qualified persons normally have gained experience in the practice of law. Incumbents are expected to perform responsible legal work in civil matters and to complete regular assignments with limited supervision or assistance.

Deputy III: At this level, professionally qualified and experienced persons perform specialized legal work for the County in civil matters, in a relatively independent manner. This class differs from that of Deputy County Counsel II in that the civil matters handled generally are more varied, complex and sensitive.

Senior Deputy: This is a senior journey level position. At this level, professionally qualified and experienced persons perform specialized legal work for the County in civil matters, in a highly independent manner. This class differs from that of Deputy County Counsel III in that the civil matters handled generally are more varied, complex and sensitive. In addition, this level recognizes long-term experience with an understanding of County legal problems and challenges; it is only available to attorneys who have been employed as a counsel for a California county or city for five years, or have equivalent experience in civil and/or other governmental practice.

Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of:

Deputy II: Legal principles and practices with special emphasis on the rules of evidence, administrative law and procedures, and statutes and law pertinent to county government; trial procedures; and legal research methods.

Deputy III: Legal principles and practices, with special emphasis on the rules of evidence, statutes and law applicable to the functions of county government, and civil, constitutional and administrative law and procedures; pre-trial and trial procedures; and legal research methods.


Senior Deputy: Legal principles and practices, with special emphasis on the rules of evidence, statutes and law applicable to the functions of county government, and civil, constitutional and administrative law and procedures; pre-trial and trial procedures; and legal research methods.

Ability to:

Deputy II: Perform legal research using traditional and computer-assisted resources; analyze and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to legal problems; present laws, facts and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; and deal effectively and tactfully with those contacted in the course of work.

Deputy II: These standards are typically attained with two years of experience in the practice of law, including at least one year representing public entities or one year of experience as a Deputy County Counsel I in Shasta County.

Deputy III: Perform legal research using traditional and computer-assisted resources; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to complex legal problems; present law, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and concisely in written and oral form; effectively represent County employees, departments and special districts in legal proceedings and administrative hearings; and deal effectively and tactfully with those contacted in the course of the work.

Deputy III: These standards are typically attained with three years of experience as a practicing attorney including at least two years representing public entities or one year of experience as a Deputy County Counsel II in Shasta County.

Senior Deputy: Perform legal research using traditional and computer-assisted resources; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to complex legal problems; present law, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and concisely in written and oral form; effectively represent County employees, departments and special districts in legal proceedings and administrative hearings; and deal effectively and tactfully with those contacted in the course of the work.

Senior Deputy: In order to qualify for this position, an attorney must have been employed as a counsel for a California county or city for five years, or have equivalent experience in civil and/or other governmental practice.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Filing Deadline:

August 15, 2014

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