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Deputy County Counsel II/III – Infrastructure and Public Resources/Litigation

County of Sonoma, CA

In progress
20 Nov 17
$8,158 - $11,404 (Monthly)
Job Function
Other, Non-Department Head

Full Time

Related Topics

Community Planning
Job Location

575 Administration Dr Rm 104A , Santa Rosa, CA






575 Administration Dr Rm 104A
Santa Rosa , CA 95403-2815

Form of Govt

Council-Administrator (County)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 2009 as a Council-Manager position.

Sonoma County Counsel seeks highly motivated, career-oriented attorneys for an Infrastructure and Public Resources/Litigation position in the County Counsel's Office.

Ideal candidates will possess:
• Experience in complex transactional matters, including public works, real property transactions, conflicts of interest, public procurement, construction law, water law, land conservation, solid waste, and/or transportation
• Public law litigation experience, including trial work
• Experience preparing and presenting civil cases before State and Federal courts and administrative bodies
• A record of excellent academic achievement
• Exceptional research and writing skills
• The proven ability to creatively problem-solve
• The ability to work effectively, both as part of a team and independently

Qualifications for this position requires Current active membership in the State Bar of California, and normally includes:
• For the II level: one year of legal experience practicing civil or governmental law as a licensed attorney
• For the III level: two years of legal experience practicing civil law as a licensed attorney, at least one year of which was with a public agency performing duties comparable to a Deputy County Counsel II; or comparable experience in private practice

How to Apply

For further information, including benefits and the selection details, and to apply online, please visit: EOE Apply by 11/20/17!

County of Sonoma, CA

Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic options – including inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, over 200 award-winning wineries, and majestic redwoods. The County encompasses over one million acres of land and water, rich with parks, campsites, lakes and open space. Sonoma County is also home to a wide variety of art and music festivals, farmer’s markets, and concert venues.

Sonoma County is home to almost 500,000 residents and offers a wide variety of restaurants, art and music festivals, farmer’s markets, and concert venues. Local schools continually rank high on California’s Academic Performance Index and the county boasts higher education opportunities with Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. Business is quite diverse, with agriculture (including wine grapes and livestock/poultry) and tourism anchoring the local economy. The tourism industry generates over $1 billion annually, and the County hosts over 7 million visitors every year.

Sonoma is a general law county, governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors who are fully committed to a mission and vision that value strong leadership, the highest quality customer service, engaged citizen participation, courteous and prompt assistance, and creating and preserving efficient and cost effective government. The County Administrator leads a team of dedicated department heads who work collaboratively to address and strategically prepare for County initiatives and challenges.

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