Municipal Finance Deputy County Counsel II & III

County of Sonoma

Municipal Finance Deputy County Counsel II & III
$9,118 - $12,748/Monthly*

Join the Sonoma County Counsel and make a difference!

What makes Sonoma County a great choice?

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

The Deputy County Counsel position represents a great opportunity to work in beautiful Sonoma wine country and join a collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to public service and quality of life. County Counsel seeks an experienced public agency lawyer with expertise in municipal finance and tax law. In this exciting role, you will provide legal counsel to a variety of departments within the County. The successful candidate will regularly:
  • Draft legal documents such as memoranda, briefs, ordinances, resolutions, and ballot measures
  • Participate in negotiations, tax appeal hearings, and litigation strategy meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other team members
  • Advise the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
  • Provide advice to other departments, as requested, regarding possible financing mechanisms
  • Study and apply new case law, statutory law, and legislative changes
  • Attend trainings, and in turn, may train other attorneys 

 The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • Public law experience
  • Exceptional research and written communication skills
  • Experience sitting with Brown Act bodies
  • Experience with municipal finance and tax advisory law
  • A demonstrated ability to creatively problem-solve
  • Experience with complex and fast-moving projects
  • The ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team
  • An excellent academic record is highly desired

IMPORTANT: The position will be filled at either the II, or III level. If you are interested in applying at either level, you will need to apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for that classification.
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 1/28/21