Position: Child Support Attorney III/IV
Organization: County of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Job Description: The Child Support Attorney is the sole Attorney processing cases for the Department of Child Support Services. They are a key member of the department management team, and integral in supporting the mission and vision of the department. This position is approved as a 3/4 time FTE (30 hours per week) position, but there is an opportunity for additional hours.
Typical job duties include:
- Advises department staff, custodial and non-custodial parents, and witnesses regarding legal issues involved in prospective civil paternity and/or support actions.
- Interprets and applies laws, court decisions, local, state, and federal regulations, and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of child support cases.
- Prepares legal pleadings, including complaints, answers, demurrers, discovery, motions, orders, and judgments required for hearings, trials, and varied legal proceedings; drafts and prepares related reports and correspondence; maintains accurate case records.
- Litigates a variety of paternity and support cases in civil court trials and at family law and motion hearings.
- Have strong knowledge of and experience as a Child Support Attorney
- Have the ability to work independently while also being an integral member of the Management team
- Encompass strong leadership and communication skills to facilitate and support implementation of the mission, vision and operations of the Department
- Have the ability to adapt quickly and adjust to different working styles
- Be comfortable working with cutting edge technology, including use of video conferencing applications, digital document processes and electronic filing systems
- Easily develop partnerships and work collaboratively with public and private stakeholders and coworkers
- Be a proven problem solver, team builder, and strategic thinker
- Possess excellent organizational skills and be skilled at identifying best practices
- Child Support Attorney III: EITHER A: Two years of experience as an attorney in the practice of law for a public agency or three years in the practice of general civil law
- Child Support Attorney IV: EITHER A: Three years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney in the practice of law for a public agency or four years in the practice of general civil law
- Must be an active member of the California State Bar Association.
Application information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/slocountyca?