Position Description APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME Deputy County Counsel Annual Salaries Deputy County Counsel I
: $71,630 to $87,100 Annually Deputy County Counsel II :
$83,616 to $101,634 AnnuallyDeputy County Counsel III :
$100,308 to $121,940 AnnuallyDeputy County Counsel IV :
$117,416 to $142,714 Annually
The County Counsel's Office serves as the civil attorney for the County of Fresno, including the Board of Supervisors and all County offices, departments, boards and commissions. In addition, the Office provides legal services to various other public entities and special districts. Assignments increase in complexity as the employee gains experience and knowledge and advances in the office. Assignments may include transactional, advisory and litigation matters.This office is looking to hire one attorney to handle Child Protective Service (CPS) cases. The ideal candidate will have excellent legal writing and research skills, strong oral advocacy abilities, excellent time management skills, a commitment to public sector employment, and a demonstrated ability to be a team player in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
The County of Fresno offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The candidate selected will be placed at the appropriate level, depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The salary ranges for the Deputy I through Deputy IV classification levels are set forth above.
This recruitment may be used to fill both extra help and permanently allocated positions throughout the county. Individuals selected for extra help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules. Temporary (extra-help) positions are paid an hourly rate for actual hours worked, are not entitled to benefits, do not obtain permanent status, and serve at the will of the department head.
Deputy County Counsel I/II/III/IV positions are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.
Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications Deputy County Counsel I:
License : Membership in the State Bar of California. Deputy County Counsel II
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.
Experience : One (1) year of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel. Deputy County Counsel III
License : Membership in the State Bar of California.
Experience : Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel.Deputy County Counsel IV
: License : Membership in the State Bar of California.
Experience : Three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the County Counsel.
Note: All levels also require possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent. HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to submit the items listed below by the filing deadline to:Fresno County Counsel's Office
ATTN: Alma Navarro
2220 Tulare St. Suite 500
Fresno, CA 93721
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed until positions are filled.
- Cover Letter ( In your cover letter, please identify the relevant training and experience that makes you uniquely qualified for the position and why you are interested in a career with our office .)
- Professional Resume
- Writing Sample
- Professional References
- Verification of California State Bar licensure (a printout from the "Attorney Search" section of the California State Bar website is acceptable)
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. For additional information, please contact the County Counsel's Office at (559) 600-3479.
For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.
The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS :
The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Office of the County Counsel at (559) 600-3479. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2023 12:00 PM Pacific