The County Counsel oversees all aspects of the Office and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, County elected officials, and department heads. The Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office has over 170 employees, including approximately 85 attorneys, and administrative and support staff.
The Assistant County Counsel is an unclassified, at-will, executive leadership position responsible for assisting in strategic planning and development and administration of the Office of the County Counsel. The Assistant County Counsel manages and oversees the work of attorneys to ensure high-quality work product, project prioritization to meet deadlines, and attorney development. The Assistant County Counsel also performs high-level legal work in civil matters of a complex nature.
A qualified candidate is an active member in good standing with the California State Bar and typically has a minimum of seven (7) years experience as an attorney managing complex legal assignments; OR at least five (5) years experience performing high level professional legal work, of which at least two have been devoted primarily to municipal or county government law. An ideal candidate has experience managing a team handling complex assignments of a sensitive nature that requires adherence to tight deadlines and involves multiple personnel.
Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Final Filing Date: February 28, 2018
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Patricia Carrillo, Executive Services at (408) 299-5897. EOE
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Annually DOE
About County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work.
The County’s population of 1.92 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous, rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoys access to all of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The elected Board of Supervisors establishes policies to address issues that affect the
day-to-day operation of County government and is responsible for an annual operating and
capital improvement budget of more than $6.5 billion. It adopts ordinances that affect unincorporated communities and oversees the budget. The County operates under a “charter” form of government, which gives the County substantial responsibility and authority. Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to administer County Government. Santa Clara County is the third largest employer in Silicon Valley with approximately 19,000 employees.