Supervising Attorney – Child Support Services, Contra Costa County

Location: Martinez, CA

The Department of Child Support Services in Contra Costa County is currently recruiting qualified candidates to fill a vacant Supervising Attorney position in Martinez, California. The incumbent will supervise the attorney staff which include coordinating, assigning and evaluating the work. This position plays a key role on the executive management team in analyzing and interpreting existing and proposed federal and state legislation and regulations and State Department of Child Support Services policies,procedures and other directives to determine their legal impact on department operations. Additionally, this role works collaboratively with management to develop and implement operational protocol to ensure legal compliance with federal, state and county legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and directives. The Supervising Attorney also serves as a resource to all staff members, providing legal advice on appropriate case management and also serves as a liaison with Superior Court.

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The employment list established by this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Salary -$12,408-$15,082 (monthly)

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  • Persons appointed to this job classification will report directly to the Director of Child Support Services. The Department of Child Support Services is responsible for establishing, collecting, and distributing child and medical support for minors and is an important part of California’s effort to nurture and protect children and to help them and their families achieve self-sufficiency and succeed in life. DCSS is responsive to customer needs and fosters public awareness of parental responsibility in hospitals,schools and the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licenses Required:  Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator’s license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.
  • Registration: Active membership in the State Bar of California; admission to practice before all State and United States Courts in California.
  • Experience: Four (4) years of full-time(or the equivalent of full-time) experience in the area of family and child support law with emphasis on the preparation and trial of cases involving establishing paternity and child support orders and the enforcement of support orders in Superior Court. At least one (1) year of the required experience, must have included lead or supervisory responsibilities.

How to Apply

  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination
  3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practice As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.

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