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Minimum Qualifications  Current membership with the State Bar of California and seven years experience as a practicing attorney to include two years performing managerial-level supervisory and administrative duties; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   Licenses and Certifications: Licensed to practice law in the State of California  Salary & Benefits The salary for this position is $200,000 annually commensurate with experience.   Mendocino County also offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:  •  Retirement benefits provided under the 1937 Act and enrollment in Social Security. For more information, contact the Retirement Administrator at 707-463-4328. •  Participation in a 457 deferred compensation plan with up to 4% of salary contribution  matched by  the County. •  Longevity increase after five (5) years at Step 5 (or a flat rate salary) and upon each five (5) year anniversary thereafter.  The increase shall be 2½% for each five-year period. •  $1,500 annually for education, training, and wellness expenses distributed quarterly. •  County pays 75% of Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents. •  $50,000 group life insurance policy and $50,000 A D & D. •  11 paid holidays. •  48 hours of paid management leave. •  Paid vacation beginning with two weeks, increasing periodically to five weeks after 15  years of service. •  Sick leave accrual at 15 days per year.     The Process This recruitment will remain Open Until Filled, with the first screening on February 21, 2024.  To be considered for this career opportunity, please submit a completed County application and resume through the County’s website or by scanning the QR code below.  Attach a writing sample and responses to the following:  1. Are you an active member of the California State Bar?  2. As an attorney, have you ever been sued by a client and/or disciplined or cited for a breach of ethics or unprofessional conduct by, or been the subject of a complaint to, any court, administrative agency, bar association, disciplinary committee, or other professional group? If so, please provide the details. If not, please respond "N/A."  3. Please describe your experience practicing criminal law, highlighting your criminal defense experience.    4. Please describe the most significant and complex felony criminal litigation matter you have handled, and how you developed your strategy for it.    County of Mendocino  Human Resources Department 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1326 Ukiah, CA 95482 Phone: 707.234.6600 Website:  E-mail questions to: