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Tehama County Counsel’s Office

Application Deadline: November 8, 2021 at 5PM

Deputy County Counsel I: $34.65-$42.20 Hourly / $2,772.00-$3,376.00 Biweekly
Deputy County Counsel II: $38.23-$46.57 Hourly / $3,058.40-$3,725.60 Biweekly
Senior Deputy County Counsel: $42.20-$51.41 Hourly / $3,376.00-$4,112.80 Biweekly
Chief Deputy County Counsel: $46.57-$56.75 Hourly / $3,725.60-$4,540.00 Biweekly

The Tehama County Counsel’s Office is seeking two Deputy County Counsel I/II/Senior or Chief attorneys to join our legal team in representing the County, its elected officials, and departments. The Tehama County Counsel’s Office is a small office that affords its attorneys the opportunity to work in diverse areas of law such as employment law, eminent domain, code enforcement, elections law, probate, public works and many more. The Tehama County Counsel’s Office currently has two openings and is looking to create a hiring list for possible future openings. If you are interested in the challenge of representing a public entity in a wide variety of areas of law, this is the position for you.

Tehama County is a primarily agricultural county in Northern California. Although small in population, it is large in size, stretching from the Coastal Range in the west across the Sacramento Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east. This provides a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, skiing, camping, kayaking, and fishing, just to name a few. The County seat of Red Bluff is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 99 and Interstate 5. Red Bluff is a small town that boasts all the qualities of small-town life with a reasonable cost of living, but is easily commutable from the metropolitan cities of Chico and Redding.
Tehama County is home to approximately 65,000 people. In our County’s small town atmosphere, you can experience the feeling of knowing your neighbors. Additionally, the mean travel time to work is only 20 minutes and the cost of living in Tehama County is lower than many other places in California.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Deputy County Counsel I/II/Senior or Chief:
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and graduation from an accredited law school. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Deputy County Counsel II/Senior Deputy County Counsel:
    A minimum of two (2) years of experience within a legal office. Local government experience preferred.
  • Chief Deputy County Counsel:
    A minimum of five (5) years of experience within a legal office. At least one (1) year of which was at the level of Senior Deputy County Counsel at the County of Tehama, or the equivalent elsewhere.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license
  • Requires current membership in the California State Bar Association

For questions about this recruitment, contact:
Arminda Searcy/Office Manager
530-527-9252 |

The department currently has two (2) vacancies.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Deputy County Counsel I/II/Senior/Chief, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

To Apply:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None