Job Details

Senior Assistant Counsel

Company name

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 02,2019

Valid Through

Aug 15,2019

Posted on

Dec 26,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 143209 to 189036 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
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Senior Assistant Counsel
DUTIES: Under direction of the General Counsel, represents in complex legal matters and serves as primary counsel in complex cases in the areas of labor, contract, civil, and administrative law; and performs tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility and developed expertise. Develops defense and tries complex cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts and in labor arbitration hearings under collective bargaining agreements; coordinates litigation activities; Initiates claims and files lawsuits in appropriate forums to protect fundamental interests; Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and monitors work related to complex litigation and arbitration matters, including matters assigned to outside counsel; may provide guidance to other attorneys; Initiates, researches, analyzes and prepares legal opinions, briefs and pleadings; Advises staff in contract, personnel, labor relations and business matters; Interprets, develops, drafts, and reviews internal policies and procedures, legislation, contracts, other legal documents, and collective bargaining agreement language; Exercises discretion and independent judgment, commensurate with specialized legal skills and experience; Performs related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient training, education and public or private legal experience to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a JD Degree from an accredited law school and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency or private law firm. Membership in the California State Bar, or membership in another state Bar with ability to become a member of the California State Bar within six months from date of hire, is also required. Knowledge of: State and federal court procedures; Statutory and case law and regulations applicable to public agencies; Legal principles, practices and procedures relating to contract, labor, real property, administrative, environmental, and construction matters particularly as applied to public agencies; Powers, duties, and scope of authority of California transit agencies; Methods and techniques of legal research; Policies and procedures applicable to public transit operations; Principles and practices of supervision. Ability to: Analyze complex legal issues and apply relevant legal principles and practices; Prepare and present legal information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing; make effective and persuasive legal arguments; Evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations; Exercise initiative and independent judgment; Analyze complex legal issues and apply relevant legal principles and practices; Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with personnel, colleagues, opponents, and other business contacts.

Additional info

Job #00784

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Building B
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134-1906
Phone: 408-321-5575

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