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The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy County Counsel I/II/III in the Office of County Counsel. Under the direction of the County Counsel and Chief Deputy County Counsel, attorneys in this series perform professional legal work by preparing and trying civil cases and providing legal counsel and assistance to the County, it’s officers, associated boards and commissions, as well as outside agencies; assist departments in interpreting regulations on a wide range of topics; represent officers and employees in litigation; and perform duties as assigned.  This position will focus on providing legal services as described to the law enforcement branches of the County including the Sheriff, District Attorney, Probation, and Code Enforcement. The Deputy County Counsel I/II/III position is flexibly staffed and depending on background and experience, may be filled directly at the Deputy County Counsel II or III level. Involvement in formal litigation and discretionary authority increases as the incumbent progresses through the various levels.


Level I: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited school of law.

Level II: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited school of law and two years of experience in the practice of law.

Level III: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited school of law and three years of experience in the practice of law.

Preferred: Additional years of professional experience as an attorney in the practice of civil law in the State of California.

Special Requirements: Minimally qualified applicants are required to successfully pass a detailed background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting, and must provide a DMV print out prior to hire. The selected applicant must obtain a valid California Class C Driver’s license within ten days of employment and maintain throughout employment, file statements of economic interest, possess and maintain active membership (in good standing) in the State Bar of California and remain active with all California Bar Annual requirements, and perform disaster services activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.


Deputy County Counsel Level I Hiring Range: $5,990 to $6,589 / Monthly

Deputy County Counsel Level II Hiring Range: $6,942 to $7,637 / Monthly

Deputy County Counsel Level III Hiring Range: $8,288 to $9,117 / Monthly

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