County Counsel

Ventura County California
Until Filled

Ventura County California

County Counsel
Annual salary: $280,906
Application deadline: Open until filled.

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the legal team of this beautiful southern California coastal county.

Ideal candidates will be strong generalist legal professionals with experience in transactional/advisory work in a mid-large size public agency. The next County Counsel will possess the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern, be a creative problem-solver resourceful in ascertaining information quickly and adept at finding a path through difficult issues. Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal – and the ability to present technical information in an easily understood manner are essential. The Board of Supervisors is seeking servant leaders who engender the principles that the County Counsel works for the Board as a whole and that the role of County Counsel is to provide impartial, nonpolicy driven recommendations based on the law.

Professional experience should include at least five (5) years of experience in the field of public law pertaining to county government, with extensive administrative and organizational responsibility. Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in the California State Bar are requirements of this position.

To be considered, submit your resume (reflecting years and months of employment), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues who will not be contacted in the early stages of the process) to:

For additional information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3126

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Ventura County website:

Ventura County is an equal opportunity employer.

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