County Counsel

Plumas County   Quincy, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on August 31, 2023
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County Counsel

Annual Salary $147,076.80 + Benefits


This is a Department Head position with general responsibility for the administration of a major area of County Government under the direction of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. Also responsible for overseeing all aspects of the work of the department's in-house attorneys. 

Subject to confirmation and confidence of the County Board of Supervisors; to serve as the chief legal advisor on civil matters to all County officers, agencies, and departments; to represent the County, its officers and employees, in the defense and prosecution of all civil litigation, excluding personal injury, other large damage actions, and workers' compensation cases; to serve as legal advisor to the Superior and Justice Courts, LAFCO, and to all special districts for which the Board of Supervisors is governing body; to draft and/or review for legal sufficiency all contracts, leases, ordinances, and resolutions before adoption by the Board of Supervisors; to provide statutory interpretations and issue legal opinions in response to requests from the County and other clients; to identify and predict legal trends; to assist with program planning; and to do related work as required.


Broad and extensive professional legal experience in civil work, preferably including experience in working with the legal problems of a government jurisdiction.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a management or full supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements

Active membership in the State Bar of California. Possession of and maintained throughout employment, a valid California Driver's License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.