County Counsel

Merced County
Until Filled

This is a Senior Executive position reporting to the Board of Supervisors. The County Counsel serves as the chief legal representative of the County of Merced, Joint Powers Authorities, commissions, advisory boards and various subdivisions in all phases of civil law activities including court appearances, preparation of legal opinions concerning the powers, duties, functions and jurisdiction of County, District officers and employees. Responsible for the executive management and oversight of the department personnel and fiscal management activities, legal services planning and evaluation, and public/political relations functions of the County Counsel Office and perform related work as required.


Broad and extensive professional legal experience in civil law, preferably including experience in working with the legal problems of a government jurisdiction. Two (2) years of the background and experience must have been in a management or full supervisory capacity.

Active membership in the State Bar of California.

How to Apply:
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Apply by January 17, 2020 for first consideration
Interview Date: January 29, 2020

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