Deputy County Counsel IV General Advisory Attorney* –

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

County of San Bernardino

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.

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 Sheriffs Department and the Human Resources Department, however 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 Sheriffs Department involves advising on Public Records Act and SB 1421 requests; jail and inmate issues; habeas corpus writs; civil writs; Pitchess motions; Fourth Amendment and criminal procedure issues; state court orders and motions; ordinances; general department policies; officer involved shootings review boards; and items for Board of Supervisors meetings. Legal services to the Human Resources Department involves general advice on employment law matters; public employee discipline; labor issues and litigation and Civil Service Commission hearings related to these issues; Public Records Act requests; FPPC Issues/Form 700; representation of departments at civil service hearings; labor negotiations; and advising County departments on interpreting and ensuring compliance with state and federal statutes (such as ADA, FEHA, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA regulations and MMBA).
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.

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


Experience: Four (4) years of full-time civil or criminal law experience as an attorney (Law Clerk, Intern and Volunteer Attorney experience is not qualifying).
Legal representation of a public entity or employment in a legal office of a public agency is desirable.

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 by 5:00 PM, Friday, April 30, 2021. 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.

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