The County of Sacramento (approximate population 1.5 million) is seeking a new County Counsel. The position offers the unique opportunity to join an extremely well-managed organization that is known for its innovation, creativity, and stability. The County Counsel oversees an office which has a current full and part-time staff of 78 employees. It is anticipated that the new County Counsel will be a highly competent attorney with extensive local government law experience. Typical candidates include county counsels, assistant county counsels, city attorneys, and other public and private attorneys who have the necessary expertise and personal characteristics desired by the Board. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. Extensive experience practicing law, knowledge of local government law, and the ability to manage a large office is required, as well as an active membership in the State Bar of California. The approximate annual salary range for the County Counsel is $235,906-$260,097 which includes a 3.35% management incentive; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. Additionally, the following salary increases have been approved by the Board of Supervisors: Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) 2%-4%, depending on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for both FY19/20 and FY20/21; 1% salary adjustment FY19/20; and 2.5% salary adjustment effective FY20/21.