Job Opportunity

County Counsel
Kings County

Date Posted:

July 20, 2021


Serves as legal advisor to the County Board of Supervisors, officials and representatives of the various special districts and County departments on legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions, and obligations; acts as attorney for the County and districts in any civil action instituted by or brought by or brought against them; makes decisions concerning advisability to prosecute, compromise, or to dismiss civil litigation; attends meetings of boards and commissions that request legal counsel or advice; submits opinions, when requested, to all County or district officers on matters relating to their respective functions; drafts ordinances, resolutions and proposed legislation and represents the County before the Legislature as directed by the Board of Supervisors; plans, organizes, and directs the work of the staff of the County Counsel’s office in the operation of the office; conducts legal research; prepares and administers the departmental budget;


Education: Membership in The State Bar of California is evidence of sufficient education for this class. Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) experience as an attorney including extensive experience in civil law, including at least one year’s experience in a public law office handling civil legal matters. License: Active membership in The State Bar of California. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES: Decisive, flexible, responsive, analytical, organized, and results oriented; Accessible, visible, team-oriented, and supportive with strong interpersonal skills; Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate and inspire others; Strong community relations skills including the ability to work collaboratively with elected and administrative officials, department heads, and other staff with a forthright, proactive, and professional manner; Able to select, retain, and build strong staff with a view toward management and staff development, performance evaluations, and organizational effectiveness.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021: 1) Application; 2) Cover Letter; 3) Professional resume with three (3) professional references. Submit your application with your supplemental materials on-line at The additional materials may be scanned and attached to your on-line application or you may submit the additional materials by fax 559-585-1036, or in person.

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