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Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Deputy County Counsel Duties: Under general direction of an Assistant or Chief Assistant County Counsel, performs moderate to complex legal work in representing clients of the Office of the County Counsel in civil cases and advises them in matters of civil law; and does related work as required. Send with application and supplemental questionnaire, a sample of legal writing (e.g. an opinion or legal analysis of an unusual problem, trial brief, points and authorities, etc.). Performs all phases and types of legal work involved in representing clients of the Office of the County Counsel, including County agencies, boards and commissions, special districts and authorities and independent agencies served by the Office of the County Counsel. May provide occasional mentoring and oversight of Associate County Counsel on particular tasks as requested by a Senior Deputy County Counsel or an Assistant or Chief Assistant County Counsel.
Qualification and Experience
Experience: The equivalent of 2 years of experience in the class of Associate Deputy County Counsel or in an equivalent or higher level class as an attorney in the Alameda County classified service. Additionally, each month of service in the classification of Associate Deputy County Counsel in the Office of the County Counsel will be counted as two months experience of the practice of law for purposes of meeting the five year requirement, below.
Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience practicing law as an attorney.
Current active membership in the California State Bar.
Knowledge of: Methods of legal research involving issues arising from California and federal statutory and constitutional law. Trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence. Principles and practice of constitutional, civil and administrative law and procedure, California civil and appellate procedures. California statutory and constitutional law. Law in relation to authority, responsibilities and obligations of public officials, administrative boards and agencies. County administrative procedures, ordinances and rules. Conducting hearings before administrative tribunals. Ability to: Perform legal research. Analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to legal problems. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Present oral and written statements of fact, law and argument in a clear and logical manner. Prepare correspondence and reports. Exercise good judgment and make sound decisions on legal casework and in dealing with people. Listen for the sensitive and political issues/considerations underlying requests for legal assistance from clients. Respond to various interpersonal reactions of clients, judges and attorneys in a sensitive and tactful manner. Frame oral and written comments or argument appropriately within a sensitive and political environment. Effectively and positively take direction from Senior, Assistant, Chief Assistant and/or County Counsel.
Best Qualified Screening: Week of April 9, 2018
Panel Oral Interviews: Week of April 30, 2018
Deadline for Filing: 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018
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