SENIOR DEPUTY COUNTY COUNSEL - CONSUMER PROTECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT; AFFIRMATIVE LITIGATION

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Legal Services Municipal or County Clerk
  • Salary: $136,744.32 - $205,408.32 Annually USD

Job Description

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL


EXAM NUMBER
U9207E

FILING START DATE
February 24, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. (PST) and remain open until the needs of the Department are met.
Filing may close without notice.

REBULLTIN INFORMATION

This announcement is a rebulletin to reopen the filing period of this examination.

Persons who have already applied within the last 12 months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last date of filing.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Open Continuous

OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE
No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

BENEFIT INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days and option to buy one to 20 more days.

DEFINITION
Performs the most difficult legal assignments in providing advice to and representing the Board of Supervisors and the County and its departments/agencies in litigation and may supervise subordinate attorneys.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

These positions are allocated only to the Office of the County Counsel and typically receive general direction, from an Assistant County Counsel, primarily pertaining to policy. Senior Deputy County Counsel positions are responsible for assignments involving the most difficult and complex legal matters which requires a high degree of initiative, skill and specialized legal knowledge or acting as principal legal advisor to a large County department or special district. This class is the first level at which supervisory duties may be assigned and requires that incumbents be able to exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision and have a thorough knowledge of legal principles and their application.

Essential Job Functions
  • Represents the County and County-related agencies in State and federal court litigation, and administrative proceedings, relating to code enforcement, consumer protection, environmental justice and public health, and/or affirmative litigation where County is the plaintiff.
  • Provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, and County-related agencies concerning code enforcement, consumer protection, environmental and public health issues, and affirmative litigation when the County is the plaintiff.
  • Works closely with other lawyers, County departments, and the Board of Supervisors on code enforcement team to enforce violations of County Code and protect consumers.
  • Coordinates with County officials, other jurisdictions, and State, regional and local agencies on litigation involving consumer protection, code enforcement, affirmative litigation, and/or environmental justice and public health issues.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Seven (7) years' experience in civil litigation; five (5) years of which must include experience in the areas of complex litigation*, code enforcement, consumer protection, civil rights, or environmental justice/public health matters.

LICENSE
**Admission to practice law in all courts of California.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Experience beyond the selection requirements in the areas of complex litigation, particularly representing plaintiffs, including litigation of consumer protection, code enforcement, civil rights, environmental justice, or public health matters.

Experience representing local, state or federal government entities in litigation as the plaintiff.

Experience as a city, county or federal prosecutor.

Additional Information
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Complex litigation is defined as legal cases involving multiple parties, difficult legal issues, extensive motion practice, and/or large number of witnesses.

All applicants MUST include a copy of a valid and active California Bar card at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days from the application submission date:

**A legible copy of a valid and active California Bar card with a visible watermark of the current year -OR- a printed copy of the member profile information with the State Bar of California website, with an "Active" status designation. Applications received without this required documentation will be rejected as incomplete.

Any materials provided with the application will NOT be returned. Please do not attach or upload your writing samples or confidential files to your application.

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience, training and desirable qualifications based on application information and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBLE INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in this examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.

Applicants will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

RETAKE: NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Office of the County Counsel.

Passing this examination and being placed on the eligible register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
Day

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by the last day of filing. Any additional documents, if any, must be received at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Note: If you are unable to attach documentation to your online application, you may email it to CoCoExams@counsel.lacounty.gov. Please ensure to reference your attachment by writing you full name, examination title, and examination number on the subject of your email.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate you qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employers, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigation factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do no have to be disclosed.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
All County Counsel employees are fingerprinted and subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Employment is contingent upon passing this background check. Job-related convictions as defined by County policy, or the requirements of a "sensitive position" might result in a disqualification of the appointment.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Stephanie S. Millan, Exams Analyst
smillan@counsel.lacounty.gov
(213) 974-0828

ADA COORDINATOR TELEPHONE (213) 974-1570
TELETYPE PHONE (800) 899-4099
ALTERNATE TELETYPE PHONE (800) 897-0077
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE (800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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