Land Use Attorney

Placer County

Auburn, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $133,058.00 - $187,242.00
Deadline Aug 07, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

If your passion is land use and CEQA law, look no further. Join the Land Use/Environmental attorney team in the Placer County Counsel’s Office.

The land use team is a fast-paced group who works together on legal issues spanning implementation of several large-scale specific plans with a mix of housing and commercial uses and two university campuses; preservation and acquisition of open space and agricultural lands with the first-of-its-kind Placer County Conservation Program; regulation and planning in the Tahoe Basin, parks and trails, including the well-known Hidden Falls Regional park; regulation of wineries and breweries and review/legal support to current and long-range planning, environmental review, subdivisions, building and code enforcement.

For this position, we prefer 3-5 years of experience in all phases of land use entitlement, permitting and implementation processes, including administrative approvals and appeals. Experience practicing in the following areas of law is preferred: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), State Planning and Zoning, Subdivision Map Act, Development Agreement, Mitigation Fee Act and Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP). Working knowledge of the following is a plus: vehicle miles traveled, wetlands, endangered species, conservation easement and fee acquisitions/transactions, wineries, parks, open space acquisitions and management agreements, and matters under the jurisdiction of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.


Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application materials the experience and/or strength they have in the preferred practice areas. Dedicated and dependable legal professionals with an interest in public service are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this excellent career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and an application via the Placer County website www.jobsatplacercounty.com by 5:00 pm on the first priority screening date of July 17, 2024.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Policy And Law
Tags Permitting