Assistant County Counsel

County of Ventura

Ventura County's Office of County Counsel provides legal advice and representation to County departments, officers and related entities in all civil law matters. The County Counsel's Office is distinguished from the District Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office, which handle criminal matters.

The Office of County Counsel employs approximately 25 attorneys and 12 support personnel.

The working title for line-assigned attorneys is Assistant County Counsel, although the formal Civil Service classifications for the position are Civil Attorney I/II/III and Senior Civil Attorney. Four attorney positions are assigned to management of the Office, including the County Counsel. The individual assignments of Assistant County Counsels are varied, reflecting the breadth of functions performed by the County, and can include litigation, advisory or transactional duties.

An Assistant County Counsel position is presently available. We seek applications from highly qualified individuals with substantial experience in civil litigation, including mediations, settlement conferences, trials and arbitrations, for Civil Attorney III or Senior Civil Attorney classifications. The ideal candidate will be capable of handling a litigation caseload with minimal supervision, including the following: development of an initial case strategy and discovery plan; preparing effective law and motion papers; directly interacting with County officials and staff; executing the discovery plan; and preparing for and conducting the trial or arbitration. The successful candidate must display excellent writing skills.

Civil Attorney III: $9,788.61 - $13,704.05
Senior Civil Attorney: $11,386.85 - $15,943.15

All levels require graduation from law school and active membership in the State Bar of California.

Civil Attorney III - A minimum of (4) four years of professional legal experience.
Senior Civil Attorney – A minimum of (6) six years of professional legal experience.

Legal experience in the public sector or with public sector clients.

FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by Ventura County Human Resources Division in Ventura, California NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM on Monday, September 28, 2020.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at, or click this link to be directed to the job posting: Assistant County Counsel

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Monika Maine by email to or phone (805) 654-2629.

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