County Counsel

County of Solano

Career Opportunity


County Counsel

$266,243 Annually

Solano is well recognized for quality of life and affordable California living.  Solano County seeks a County Counsel who is experienced in providing legal counsel on matters related to civil litigation, land use (CEQA) and property tax assessment appeals, child welfare, public guardianship, personnel and employment law and related matters supporting 18 County departments, and is an active member in the California State Bar.  Our ideal candidate should be a “hands on” leader, strong manager and someone who has experienced serving public sector organizations.

For more information and to apply:

The Position and Ideal Candidate

Solano’s next County Counsel will lead a staff of 20 employees and oversee an operating budget of approximately $4.76 million.  OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL…

Value client services in his/her responsiveness to the needs of the Board of Supervisors and County departments
Advise attorneys, departments, executives and elected officials on civil matters
Manage and oversee litigation expenses and the department’s budget
Take an active role in providing staff with professional growth opportunities
Have good leadership and interpersonal skills to work successfully with all levels in the organization
Have strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills
Lead by example and navigate effectively in a political environment

Your legal background should include:

Strong litigation experience, with a history of success and/or leading attorney teams that win cases
Knowledge and experience providing legal counsel on matters related to civil litigation, land use (CEQA), agriculture and employment law
Demonstrated experience practicing civil law with a California public agency, or a firm that supports public agencies, and ideally has management, supervisory and administrative experience
Active membership in the California State Bar

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is $266,243 annually.  In addition to the base salary, the County offers an excellent benefits package, see the link above for more details.

HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by April 25th at:


interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 17th and 18th – candidates invited to interview will need to be available both days.

Contact Wendi Brown with questions:  866-929-WBCP (9227), OR