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* to represent 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.
Applications are being accepted for the III and IV levels. 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.
Note: Advertised salary range above is range for both levels. Salary range for each level is listed below, effective 7/31/21.
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.
San Bernardino County also has reciprocity with CalPERS and other California '37 Act counties.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Background: Applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.
Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.
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.
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.
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