Deputy County Counsel IV -General Advisory Attorney

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Legal Services Municipal or County Clerk
  • Salary: $124,550.40 - $172,972.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $3,000!*

* See Exempt Employee Compensation Ordinance for details (p. 78-80).

Attorneys may have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule after six months of employment, which may include a 9/80 schedule and/or partial remote work option.

The County Counsel's Office is recruiting for Deputy County Counsel IV General Advisory Attorney.* County Counsel Deputies practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: employment; administrative law proceedings; civil rights; eminent domain; public entity liability; environmental/land use; workers compensation; taxation; juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship; appeals; arbitration/mediation; contract; business; transactional; procurement; technology; torts; personal injury; real estate and construction law. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Duties include drafting ordinances; preparing contracts; drafting, analyzing and interpreting legislation; researching and writing legal opinions; administrative hearings; and advising boards, departments, special districts, school districts and commissions on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to the Brown Act and Public Records Act.

*Official Title: Deputy County Counsel IV - For more detailed information, refer to the Deputy County Counsel IV job description.

Note: Current vacancies are to provide legal services to the General Unit with an emphasis on legal services for the Real Estate Services Department. The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill additional vacancies in the County Counsel's Office as they may occur. Legal services to the Real Estate Services Department involve: negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, licenses, leases, contracts, and easements; review of acquisitions following State and Federal requirements; public finance; and, Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act analysis.

San Bernardino County Counsel employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more details/application information, click here .



Background: Applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Minimum Requirements

License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.


Four (4) years of full-time civil or criminal law experience as an attorney (Law Clerk, Intern and Volunteer Attorney experience is not qualifying).

Desired Qualifications

Legal representation of a public entity or employment in a legal office of a public agency is desirable.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in your Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include in your application and supplemental questions your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.

Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as recruitment may close at any time. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from email addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.
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Job Address

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