County of Santa Clara, Assistant County Counsel

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  County of Santa Clara

Post Date

  February 20, 2018

Closing Date


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County of Santa Clara, CA



The County Counsel oversees all aspects of the Office and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, County elected officials, and department heads. The Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office has over 170 employees, including approximately 85 attorneys, and administrative and support staff.

The Assistant County Counsel is an unclassified, at-will, executive leadership position responsible for assisting in strategic planning and development and administration of the Office of the County Counsel. The Assistant County Counsel manages and oversees the work of attorneys to ensure high-quality work product, project prioritization to meet deadlines, and attorney development. The Assistant County Counsel also performs high-level legal work in civil matters of a complex nature.

A qualified candidate is an active member in good standing with the California State Bar and typically has a minimum of seven (7) years experience as an attorney managing complex legal assignments; OR at least five (5) years experience performing high level professional legal work, of which at least two have been devoted primarily to municipal or county government law. An ideal candidate has experience managing a team handling complex assignments of a sensitive nature that requires adherence to tight deadlines and involves multiple personnel.

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Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package. 

Final Filing Date: February 28, 2018
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Patricia Carrillo, Executive Services at (408) 299-5897. EOE



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