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Deputy County Counsel Ii - Child Welfare The candidate under the direction of the County Counsel the incumbent will be primarily assigned to advise and represent the County's Department of Social Services in juvenile dependency matters. Performs related professional and administrative work as required. Provides legal counsel and representation to County departments, special districts and the Board of Supervisors pertaining to their powers, duties and the law respecting the exercise of such power and duties; studies, analyzes, interprets, applies laws, court decisions, ordinances and other legal authorities in order to advise County officers, department heads and political subdivisions on legal matters; researches, formulates, presents and supports legal opinions, written and oral, pertaining to County government; researches, drafts and presents legal briefs, petitions, ordinances, resolutions and/or court orders; reviews and prepares contracts, leases, purchase agreements and/or employee service agreements; prepares and conducts litigation pertaining to County legal matters, including defending civil actions or proceedings involving the County, its officers and employees or prosecuting litigation on behalf of the County and its agencies as plaintiff or petitioner; assists County Counsel in the preparation of the more complex litigation pertaining to County legal matters; provides guidance, instruction, and assistance to clerical support staff as necessary to secure an acceptable level of work product; maintains correspondence with County departments and various other agencies in matters pertaining to assigned work.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate requires current membership in the California State Bar Association and a valid California driver's license. Should have 2 years of experience within a legal office. Local government experience preferred. Should have knowledge of: Legal principles and their applications; legal research methods; principles, practices, and procedures of law, especially as related to County government activities, including civil, criminal and administrative procedure; laws and regulations relevant to County government; contract and other business law concepts and principles; rules, practices and procedures of the courts; precedent decisions; applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Must have ability to: Exercise independent judgment and determine own work methods to achieve the goals of the department and organization; type with accuracy and adequate speed on a typewriter and computer; work independently and as a team member; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; set priorities and meet deadlines; procedural and legal guidelines; assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear and concise manner; Interact effectively with persons of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds; Maintain high personal standards of ethics and integrity; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted on the job, including those of different social, ethnic and economic backgrounds; React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations.
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