County of San Joaquin is seeking a County Counsel. The County Counsel is responsible for leading, managing, and administering the programs, functions, budgets, operations, and staff of the office of the County Counsel, as well as providing legal advice to, and civil legal work for, the County’s officials, boards, commissions, and agencies, and representing them in matters of County-related litigation. The incumbent ensures that assigned programs and operations comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as with policies established by the Board of Supervisors. The County Counsel is expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability for oneself and others. The ideal County Counsel will be a strong generalist legal professional who is well-versed in public law with experience in transactional/advisory work in a public agency. The desired candidate is energetic, self-motivated, dependable, and highly ethical with a proven track record for providing sound and practical legal advice on a range of topics relating to local government. A relationship-builder who embraces an environment focused on problem-solving, collaboration and teamwork will find this role fulfilling. Successful candidates are experienced in working with a governing board of elected officials, and in a political environment, and possess outstanding communication skills to provide tactful, frank, and candid legal advice coupled with the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern. Experience in Land Use, Personnel, Public Safety, Tort and Public Contract law is desired.
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