Administrative Hearing Officer County of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

The County of Santa Cruz is seeking applicants for a complement of hearing officers who will serve to conduct administrative hearings on cases which may include issues related to land-use, cannabis, tobacco, animal nuisance, mobile home parks, street naming or other issues as identified in the Santa Cruz County Code. Hearing officers are paid $125 per hour. Administrative Hearing Officers would:

  • Conduct Administrative Hearings in which there is generally conflicting evidence.
  • Render a written decision to all parties based on the evidence presented at the hearing.
  • Ensure all hearings are conducted fairly and safeguard the rights of all parties.
  • Provide own clerical support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of judicial procedures and the rules of evidence;
  • Working knowledge of the principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law;
  • Working knowledge of statutes and codes applicable to civil procedures;
  • Some knowledge of precedent decisions concerning land use and/or rent control issues, cannabis issues, animal control issues, and/or tobacco sales restrictions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials and the general public;
  • Membership in the California State Bar and at least five (5) years of full-time experience as an attorney practicing general civil law.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $125.00 per hour


  • attorney: 5 years (Required)

Contract Length:

  • Varies

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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