Come join a team that serves and protects San Bernardino County, its treasury, and its governing body, by providing timely and accurate legal services and aggressively representing the County in litigation.
County Counsel is recruiting for a Juvenile Dependency Attorney who represents the Department of Children and Family Services in Juvenile Court dependency cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. Attorneys in this section appear in statutorily-required hearings, special interim reviews, mediations, settlement conferences and specialty court hearings.
Your application will be reviewed for the appropriate level of placement within the Deputy County Counsel Series. It is to your advantage to be explicit with your work history on your application to be considered for one of the following levels:
Deputy County Counsel II $77,480-$104,166 annually (up to $111,363 July 2018)
Deputy County Counsel III $92,081-$123,780 annually (up to $131,560 July 2018)
Deputy County Counsel IV $106,724-$149,739 annually (up to $155,667 July 2018)
Applicants are encouraged to review the announcements for each level and apply as appropriate. Be sure to indicate your level of interest on the supplemental questionnaire.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.
Experience: Juvenile Dependency Attorney IV: Forty eight (48) months of experience as an attorney of which thirty six (36) months was handling juvenile dependency cases. Juvenile Dependency Attorney III: Thirty (30) months of experience as an attorney of which eighteen (18) months was handling juvenile dependency cases. Juvenile Dependency Attorney II: Twelve (12) months of experience handling juvenile dependency cases.
Note: Experience as a Juvenile Dependency Attorney includes experience as a County Counsel, Minor's Counsel, or Parent's Counsel.
Located in the heart of Southern California, one of the world's fastest growing economies, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River, encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities, the County is the fifth fastest growing county in the nation with over 2 million residents. Its assets include numerous colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of highways, runways, and railways that lead to regional, national, and international business centers. The County also benefits from natural assets such as acclaimed mountain resorts, local, regional and national parks and Western rivers.