Attorney I-IV, Child Support
Tulare County, CA - Visalia, CA

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Two current full-time At-Will vacancies with the Department of Child Support Services to work in the Visalia and Porterville offices. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies. The anticipated life of the list is six months. Applicants may be granted advanced step appointments based upon experience.

Full-time At-Will employees : the County provides a benefit package including health insurance, vacation, sick benefits, 1937 Act Retirement plan, life insurance and reimbursement for California Bar Dues. A Benefit allowance may be applied toward health insurance premiums.

Typical Duties:

Under direction, performs professional legal work in relation to Child Support Services. Responsibilities include preparing and assisting in child support cases; appearing in court and before administrative bodies; handling all aspects of litigation, including appeals; presenting oral arguments; researching and analyzing existing laws and regulations, court decisions, pending legislation, and variety of materials; may assist in training and evaluating performance of subordinate attorneys. The Attorney class is flexibly staffed to allow for promotional opportunities as professional experience is gained and demonstrated.

Employment Standards:

Active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license is required. Newly hired Attorneys will serve At-Will and hold noncompetitive status. To be considered above the I Level, applicants must have courtroom experience and related work experience in a public child support agency or public family law experience.

Attorney I: No experience required. Some legal experience demonstrating familiarity with the practice of family law is desirable.
Attorney II : One year of full-time experience with a public child support agency; or two years of full-time experience in the practice of civil law, preferably with one year of public family law experience.
Attorney III: Two years of full-time experience with a public child support agency; or three years of full-time experience in the practice of public family law.
Attorney IV : Three years of full-time experience with a public child support agency; or four years of full-time experience in the practice of public family law. Supervisory experience is desirable.

Knowledge of - Principles of family, civil, constitutional and administrative law and their application; legal research methods, court procedures, rules of evidence and procedures; laws applicable to operation of Child Support Services Department and related agencies.

Skill/Ability to – Analyze legal principles and precedents and apply them to complex legal and administrative problems; present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; draft and/or review and recommend revisions as necessary in opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations and legislation; work cooperatively with individuals and groups; independently present difficult and complex cases in court; organize work and establish priorities.

Additional Information:

I: $53,696-$65,440
II: $60,494-$73,726
III: $70,552-$85,986
IV: $81,446-$99,262

Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted.