Monterey County, CA

Monterey County, CA

County Counsel

The County of Monterey is a diverse community set in a picturesque coastal location and offers tourists and residents alike the comfort of a moderate, Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys. Boasting such world-renowned attractions as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Laguna Seca Raceway, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals and Pebble Beach – possibly the world’s most famous golf course, it’s easy to see why over 450,000 residents choose to live here and an estimated four million visitors a year make the County of Monterey their destination of choice.

The mission of the County of Monterey is to excel at providing quality services for the benefit of all county residents while developing, maintaining, and enhancing the resources in the area. The County Counsel reports directly to the Board of Supervisors and provides legal advice and representation in all civil matters to the Board, all county officers and the governing bodies of certain special districts. The County Counsel is responsible for providing complex legal advice, assistance, and representation in civil legal matters to the officers and employees of the County of Monterey, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, and the committees and commissions of the County, providing opinions concerning their actions, duties and powers, and representing them in lawsuits. The ideal candidate will be deliberate, have steadfast confidence and hold a distinguished record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate their ability to effectively lead a public sector law office of approximately two dozen attorneys. The successful candidate will have a track record of building collaborative relationships with elected officials, department heads, key community stakeholders, partnering agencies, be an effective team builder, and have awareness of the County’s cultural diversities.

The salary range for this position is $219,471 – $299,753 annually with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: February 25, 2024

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