Description:
 Filing start date
June 20, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

Exam number
U9206Q

Benefits information
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, and 12 paid Holidays.

Definition:
Performs difficult legal work in representing the Board of Supervisors, the County and its departments/agencies on legal issues and in litigation involving complex issues of public agency and civil law.

Classification standards:
  • These journey level positions are allocated only to the Office of the County Counsel. Deputy County Counsel positions are characterized by and responsible for assignments involving a full range of matters involving complex issues, the resolution of which have the potential to negatively impact the County's programs, policies or operations or may result in serious monetary losses. Incumbents are expected to exercise well-developed legal skills and knowledge and act independently under general oversight and direction.
Essential Job Functions
  • This position is assigned to the Office of the County Counsel's Dependency Division at Monterey Park or Antelope Valley.
  • Represents the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Juvenile Dependency court and handles cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect.
  • Interviews and prepares witnesses to testify; issues subpoenas; reviews documents; presents documentary and testimonial evidence.
  • Prepares written points and authorities to support and oppose motions before the court.

Requirements
Selection requirements:
  • Two (2) years' of experience in the practice of public agency law* and/or civil law handling child dependency proceedings.
  • *Public agency law refers to experience working for the government of a State or political subdivision thereof; any public agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State; or any interstate government agency.

License:
  • Admission to practice law in all courts of California**.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

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