THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO
The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 – Telecommuting.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Health and Human Services Agency’s Community Services Division is responsible for the administration of older adult programs for El Dorado County residents 60 years of age and older. These services include: Senior Nutrition, Senior Shuttle, Older Adult Day Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and many more! In addition to the services to seniors, Community Services also administers Veteran Affairs, Animal Services, Public Housing Authority, HEAP & Weatherization programs.
The Senior Citizens’ Attorney performs specialized legal work in representing and advocating for County senior citizens.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
- Interview and advise senior clients regarding a variety of legal matters including wills, trusts, probate, real property, debts and contracts, fraud, domestic and family law and landlord-tenant rights.
- Inform seniors of benefit entitlements including Social Security, Medicare, Medi-Cal and other related programs, and assist them in obtaining such benefits.
- Research and investigate a variety of facts related to client cases, analyze information collected and make appropriate legal recommendations to clients.
- Draft legal pleadings, letters, briefs, wills, trusts, deeds, contracts and other required documents; confer with opponents and negotiates settlements; appear in court, as required.
- Conduct community education on senior legal topics and issues; give seminars and advise senior and other community groups; attend community and other meetings to inform attendees of pertinent legal information.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here.
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications.
Senior Citizens’ Attorney I: A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from an accredited law school.
Senior Citizens’ Attorney II: In addition to the education noted in the I-level, one year of experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of civil law in the State of California, preferably in a county government setting. Experience in a senior citizens law area is desirable.
Senior Citizens’ Attorney III: In addition to the education noted in the I-level, two additional years of experience (for a total of three years) as an attorney engaged in the practice of civil law in the State of California, preferably in a county government setting. Experience in a senior citizens law area is desirable.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who are within six months of graduation from a qualifying Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree program from an accredited law school (see minimum qualification patterns) will be allowed to participate in any testing for the position; and if successful, will be placed on the eligible list; however, an eligible/candidate shall not be referred for the department hiring interview until completion and receipt of the qualifying Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to notify the The County of El Dorado Human Resources Department upon completion and receipt of the qualifying Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California or Nevada Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.
- Possession of an active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Senior Citizens’ Attorney, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click ‘Accept’.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.
Training and Experience Review (Weighted 100%): A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate’s responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate’s application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete. Do not refer to resumes, cover letters, or other documentation as they will not be reviewed.
Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the “Work Experience” section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.
For more information on the recruitment process, click here.
Based on the department’s needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.
The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Senior Citizens’ Attorney I/II/III. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. There is currently (1) one part time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Legal Program located in Placerville, CA.
- While part time positions vary, this specific vacancy is anticipated to work approximately 20 hours/week.
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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.