Job Posting: Business & Tax Deputy Attorney General III

Department of Justice

JC-113478
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Business & Tax Deputy Attorney General III
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$5,387.00 - $13,188.00

Final Filing Date: 7/17/2018

Job Description and Duties

Deputies in the Business and Tax Section represent state tax and regulatory agencies in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal trial courts, including discovery, pretrial motions, and trial. Deputies may also handle appeals from trial court judgments, because many of the section’s cases are appealed. The section’s major clients include the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Department of Insurance, and Bureau of Real Estate. Although they may represent state tax agencies, Business and Tax Section deputies are primarily litigators, not substantive tax specialists.  Many cases in the section present complex questions of first impression regarding constitutional rights or statutory interpretation with many millions of dollars in state revenue at stake.  Strong legal analysis, writing and oral advocacy skills are essential.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-113478
Position #(s):
420-135-5706-XXX
Working Title:
Business & Tax Deputy Attorney General III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
$5,387.00 - $9,385.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL V
$9,372.00 - $13,188.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8 AM - 5 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Business and Tax Section.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-113478) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your STD 678 State Application.
  • Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. Process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams. Must be able to travel, sometimes out of state.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/17/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Vicki Culpepper
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Vicki Culpepper
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other -

    • Cover letter.
    • Writing sample.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7B2829L


  • Resume is required and must be included.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Superior research, writing, and speaking skills. Desire for continuing education and self-improvement. Ability to work cooperatively with section members and clients, with a willingness to accept supervision. Ability to understand and effectively address clients’ needs and to work independently to manage a demanding, diverse caseload. Litigation experience in state and/or federal courts; significant law and motion practice; appellate practice.  
The applicant should also have trial experience.  The successful applicant will be familiar with civil discovery, including defending and taking depositions.  Applicants should have an interest in constitutional law and statutory interpretation and interest in litigating cases that have significant fiscal implications and precedential value.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Brian Wesley
(213) 269-6253
brian.wesley@doj.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The DAG or DAG III examinations may be found on-line at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years legal experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off