Job Posting

Department of Justice

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-82514 - HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE SECTION DAG III

Final Filing Date: 10/23/2017

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-82514
Position #(s):
420-145-5706-XXX
Working Title: HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE SECTION DAG III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
$5,387.00 - $9,385.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: Day Shift (8 am - 5 pm)
Work Week: Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position may be filled in either Los Angeles (JC-82514) or San Diego (JC-82524).  Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the Explanations section of your State application.
  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Health, Education & Welfare 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.

Job Description and Duties

Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) attorneys handle novel constitutional cases and issues of first impression that have statewide implications affecting millions of program beneficiaries, and affecting billions of dollars in funding.  Attorneys handle a fast-paced, rigorous litigation caseload vigorously defending California’s laws, including against federal infringement, in the areas of health care, education, and welfare.  

Many cases handled by the section are brought as complex class actions and writ proceedings.  HEW represents over 30 state agencies, including Covered California, the agencies that administer Medi-Cal and all health programs, the Department of Education, and the Governor, to name just a few.  Casework involves defending against challenges to the Medi-Cal program (e.g., constitutional challenges to reimbursement rates, complex provider audits and suspensions); the practices and policies of state mental hospitals and developmental centers; statewide educational programs (e.g., monitoring of English Language Learners, audits of public educational funds); the rehabilitative and release programs for sexually violent predators; and public health issues such as the defense of nursing home citations.  HEW attorneys routinely practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the California and United States Supreme Courts.

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check will be required.

Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-82514) 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 State Application.

Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Application. LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed.

Application Instructions

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: 10/23/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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: Corinna Dunkle
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Required Application Documents

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

  • 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 -
    • A cover letter is required.
    • A resume is required.
    • A writing sample, consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief preferably written in the prior six months, is required.
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:

A strong litigation background and experience handling petitions for writ of mandate or mandamus, presenting bench trials, and appellate experience or the equivalent.  Superior research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills. 

Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills when interacting with members of the public. Well-organized, and detailed oriented, with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic. Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to maintain strong client relations, and the ability to handle a large caseload, meet deadlines, and maintain professionalism under pressure. Interest in health, education, and welfare policy is highly desirable.

Five or more years of litigation experience is desired.

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Jennifer Kim, Supervising DAG
    (213) 897-2443
    Jennifer.Kim@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 JOB RELATED INFORMATION

  • This position will be filled in Los Angeles or San Diego.
  • May be required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice and sometimes for lengthy periods of time. 
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years legal experience.

  

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
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Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)