Deputy County Counsel
County of Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel
The County of Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel is seeking
talented, highly-motivated attorneys for its Health and Hospitals
Team. The Health and Hospitals Team provides legal advice to the
County’s health care delivery system. This team of attorneys
provides in-house legal counsel to Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center (SCVMC), a 731-bed acute care hospital and Level 1 trauma
center and 50-bed psychiatric hospital; O’Connor Hospital, a
358-bed acute care hospital; and Saint Louise Regional Hospital,
a 95-bed acute care hospital serving the southern portion of the
County; as well as a network of eight health centers and four
urgent care clinics. The County runs one of the nation’s largest
public health and hospital systems. Attorneys in the Health and
Hospitals Team also serve as in-house legal counsel to the
Behavioral Health Services Department; Public Health Department;
Custody Health Services Department; and Valley Health Plan, the
only locally based commercial health plan in Santa Clara County.
The attorneys on this team have broad experience providing advice
on a wide array of cutting-edge issues to healthcare providers
and administrators on matters of importance in the healthcare
industry, including Affordable Care Act implementation,
regulatory compliance, contracting, quality improvement and risk
management, certification and licensing, pharmacy services,
policies and procedures, health information privacy and data
security, medical ethics, health care finance, and health care
IT. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience
with health plans and managed care.
About the Office:
The Office of the County Counsel is the general counsel for the County of Santa Clara, including the Board of Supervisors and all County agencies and departments, as well as certain school districts and special districts within the county. Just as a large company utilizes its in-house counsel, our clients rely on our office for the full range of legal services, covering a broad spectrum of practice areas. The Office’s 105 attorneys handle nearly all of the County’s civil litigation and provide all of the day-to-day legal services expected from any in-house attorney, including advice and counsel regarding how to navigate emerging areas of law, and negotiation and drafting of contracts and other legal agreements. As public law attorneys, our work covers a wide array of policy matters that significantly affect the health, safety, and well-being of the County’s 1.9 million residents. The Office is committed to providing the highest quality legal service, to advancing the County’s mission to support and protect all County residents, and to being a national leader in public-sector law practice, as demonstrated by the Office’s 2019 receipt of the American Bar Association’s Hodson Award.
Salary and Benefits:
Salaries vary based on experience and qualifications. For attorneys with five or more years of experience, the annual salary range is $200,715 to $249,818.
The County offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for all attorneys and their dependents. Attorneys also receive substantial pension benefits, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and related coverage.
Other Benefits Include:
- Significant paid vacation and sick time
- 12 paid County holidays
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Dependent Care Assistance Plan
- Employee Wellness Program
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Payment of State Bar Dues
Interested applicants should send a résumé, list of five references, and brief cover letter to Chief Assistant County Counsel Greta Hansen via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.