County Counsel


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for County Counsel. We currently have the following vacancy: One (1) full time vacancy in the Office of County Counsel located in Placerville, CA

Pursuant to Article IV of the County Charter, this is an at will department head position appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a four year term. The County Counsel shall not be entitled to the expectation of successive appointments, unless appointed to a successive term. The County Counsel serves as the principal legal counsel to the County. The incumbent is responsible for overall policy development, fiscal management, administration, and operation of the County Counsel's Office, which includes 11 attorneys and 5 support staff. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, municipal functions and activities, including the role of an elected Board of Supervisors, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives, and for furthering County goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

The New County Counsel will:

• Be a visionary and strategic leader who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front.
• Confidently exercise excellent legal and business judgement, and be proactive instead of reactive.
• Work closely with department heads in examining potential legal impacts and developing alternatives to address a wide range of policy and operation issues to protect the County’s legal interests.
• Cultivate strategic thinking to adjust strategies and overcome challenges, while including their employees in process improvement changes.
• Work collaboratively with stakeholders to understand and implement solution-driven outcomes consistent with the County’s Strategic Plan.
• Establish and maintain trust, confidence, and credibility with the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Administrative Officer; and executive leadership.
• Effectively represent the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Possess demonstrated collaboration and communication (written and verbal) skills in order to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
• Be passionate about, and live, the department’s mission and vision each and every day.

The annual salary ranges between $172,577 and $209,768 The generous and competitive benefits package includes the following:

• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
• Optional Benefit Credits ($6,240 per year that can be used to offset employee cost or can be taken as cash)
• Life Insurance, the County provides $60,000 of policy to appointed department heads
• Long Term Disability • 2.5% Deferred Compensation Contribution
• Sick Leave – 96 hours/year
• Vacation - Starting at 15 days/year
• Holidays - 13 days/year, with 2 floating holidays/year
• Management Leave—96 hours/year, pro-rated based on start date
• 6 months severance pay after one (1) year

Application and Selection Process

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, submit your application by the closing date. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an additional assessment. The County reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrates the best qualification match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.

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For additional information about this position, please contact Human Resources at (530) 621-5565

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