Placer County
Auburn, California, United States
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Placer County Counsel's Office, located in Auburn, is recruiting for California licensed attorney's with preference given to those with three to five years of professional legal experience to fill one position of Deputy County Counsel III or IV. Salary will be determined based on experience at the time of employment offer with the hiring authority. Positions in the Deputy County Counsel series I-IV are designated as unclassified, and as such, are at will employees serving at the pleasure of the department head. 


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Preference may be given to Best Qualified candidates with experience in the following areas: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), State Planning and Zoning, Subdivision Map Act, Development Agreement, Mitigation Fee Act and Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP). Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application materials experience and/or strength in these areas. Please include a writing sample and resume with application materials.
The County Counsel's Office is a department of the County of Placer. It consists of 25 employees, including 16 attorneys. The Office of Placer County Counsel is headed by the County Counsel, an attorney who is a direct appointment of the Board of Supervisors. The office structure is similar to a traditional law office, providing in-house transactional and civil litigation services to its client population. 
The land use team is a fast-paced group who works together on legal issues spanning implementation of several large-scale specific plans with a mix of housing and commercial uses and two university campuses; preservation and acquisition of open space and agricultural lands with the first-of-its-kind Placer County Conservation Program; regulation and planning in the Tahoe Basin, parks and trails, including the well-known Hidden Falls Regional park; regulation of wineries and breweries and review/legal support to current and long-range planning, environmental review, subdivisions, building and code enforcement.
To be considered for the first priority screening deadline, please submit your application by 5:00pm on July 17, 2024. 


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Lindsay Baer, Administrative Technician, at or (530) 886-4667.

Job ID: 74273679

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