Supervising Child Protective Services Counsel

  • San Joaquin County
  • 44 North San Joaquin Street, Stockton, California
  • Sep 01, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Other Management, Supervisory
  • Salary: 145,619.05 USD
  • Salary Top: 177,000.86
  • Phone: 209-9537328
  • Apply By: Sep 14, 2022


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Job Description

The Position

San Joaquin's County Counsel is recruiting to fill a supervising legal counsel position that is housed at the Human Services Agency. The ideal candidate will possess civil litigation experience representing child protective issues in a state and/or county legal environment, demonstrate advanced knowledge of dependency and delinquency law and procedures, and demonstrate a high level of integrity and strong sense of ethics. The ideal candidate will also possess strong analytical skills, sound judgment, and a positive attitude. The candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability easily relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities.

Job Requirements


Four years in the practice of civil law, with emphasis in representing child protective issues, including two years of related experience in a state or county legal office.


Membership in the California State Bar is required.

Additional Information

The Department. 

The Child Protective Services Counsel are housed at the Human Services Agency and consists of five attorneys who work closely with the Human Services Agency Child Protective Services Unit staff on legal services in matters of adoption, child custody and placement, and related civil issues where the chief goal is the protection of children who become clients of the Child Protective Services staff. The Human Services Agency meets the needs of the community and empowers clients through accessible and responsive services. The department strives to protect vulnerable children and adults and to promote maximum wellbeing for individuals and families in the community. The Agency places strong emphasis with coordination and outreach with cities, school districts, special districts, non-profits, and other agencies.

For additional information, please contact:  Rebecca Cunningham at: (209) 953-7328 or

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Job Address

44 North San Joaquin Street, Stockton, California United States View Map