Human Resources Attorney (Deputy County Counsel II-V)

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • County Counsel -Ste. 6400, California
  • Jun 04, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel Legal Services
  • Salary: $64,272.00 - $154,294.41 Annually

Job Description

About the Opportunity
This recruitment is being conducted to fill two vacancies for the County Counsel Office and to establish an eligibility list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies.While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately, as this recruitment may close at any time.

To learn more about County Counsel, click here.

THE POSITION
Human Resources and Labor Law Attorney
The Human Resources and Labor Law section advises and trains County departments and managers regarding a wide array of labor and employment matters, including hiring, training, compensating, and disciplining employees; reasonably accommodating employees and complying with employee leave laws and policies; negotiating and finalizing labor contracts; drafting personnel policies; and complying with the County's policies and state and federal labor, employment, and equal opportunity laws. Attorneys in this section also represent the County and its departments in cases before the County's personnel board, labor arbitrators, the Public Employment Relations Board, the EEOC, the DFEH, and other state and federal administrative agencies.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Unclassified Service of the County and considered "at will" for labor relations purposes. The individual selected will participate in the Stanislaus County Pay-for-Performance program, as well as receive additional benefits.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management."

Typical Tasks
  • The specific duties depend on the experience and qualifications of the individual.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)

SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • Perform highly complex legal research work;
  • Analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to legal problems;
  • Present statement of fact, law, and arguments clearly and logically;
  • Draft ordinances, resolutions, and regulations;
  • Propose legislative measures; and
  • Travel to local, State and Federal Courts.

KNOWLEDGE
  • Legal principles and their application;
  • Legal research methods;
  • Principles of administrative and public law; and
  • Duties, powers, limitations, and authority of the County Counsel's Office.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE


Deputy County Counsel II
  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Deputy County Counsel III
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Deputy County Counsel or the equivalent legal experience in public or private services;AND
  • Additional experience is needed in at least one (1) of the following areas: public, civil, labor and employment, or contract law.

Deputy County Counsel IV
  • Four (4) years of experience as a Deputy County Counsel or the equivalent legal experience in public or private services;AND
  • Additional experience is needed in at least one (1) of the following areas: public, civil, labor and employment, or contract law.

Deputy County Counsel V
  • Five (5) years of experience as a Deputy County Counsel or the equivalent legal experience in public or private services;AND
  • Additional experience is needed in at least one (1) of the following areas: public, civil, labor and employment, or contract law.
Possession of an active, valid membership in the California State Bar is evidence of sufficient education for this classification.

LICENSE
  • The individual selected must be an active member of the California State Bar at the time of appointment. The Bar membership must be listed at the appropriate section on the application form; AND
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "duties" section of the online application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Human Resources and Labor Law Attorney
  • Experience advising public sector clients regarding employee benefits, including retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and benefits-related policies and contracts, labor and employment matters, the Public Safety Officer's Bill of Rights, disciplinary proceedings and labor negotiations.

Application and Selection Procedures
APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.
  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided.Thosewho submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.

TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Application Deadline: Continuous
Oral Examination: As qualified applicants applied

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Stanislaus County supports the good health of its workforce. More information is available at http://myclubwellness.org

Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous