San Bernardino – Deputy County Counsel II/III/IV

About The Company
San Bernardino County is located in the heart of Southern California, home to over 2 million residents, encompassing 20,160 square miles from the Nevada State line and the Colorado River to the LA County line. This gives San Bernardino County a diverse climate and geography, from mountains as high as 11,502 feet, to the desert as low as 181 feet, and beautiful valleys in between. Pristine lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountain resorts, flowering deserts, and many other family-oriented recreational attractions take advantage of the natural assets of the area, most within an hour’s drive. Families enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools, colleges and universities, and easy access to airports, hospitals, libraries, and parks. The County provides a safe, clean and healthy environment for residents. A variety of shopping and business opportunities abound, in this, the largest County in the contiguous United States.

Job Description/Duties
Deputy County Counsel positions practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: employment; administrative law proceedings; healthcare; 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.

Job Criteria
Minimum Requirements:

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



Deputy County Counsel IV: Four (4) years of full-time civil or criminal law experience as an attorney.

Deputy County Counsel III: Thirty (30) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney.

Deputy County Counsel II: Twelve (12) months of full-time civil or criminal law work experience as an attorney.

Note: (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.

Salary Range/Hourly Rate
$105,996.80 – $210,537.60 Annually

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

*See Exempt Compensation Ordinance For Details.

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.

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.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Apply by 3/15/24 for priority review!

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Job Category: Legal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Bernardino