Job Posting

Department of Justice


JC-84786 - Criminal Prosecutions Unit

Final Filing Date: 12/18/2017

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-84786
Position #(s):
Working Title: Criminal Prosecutions Unit
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
$5,387.00 - $9,385.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: Monday-Friday
Work Week: Day Shift

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Criminal Law, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Criminal Prosecutions, West Covina.
  • 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

Job Description and Duties

The Deputy Attorney General III (DAG III) position performs complex legal work in the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA), prosecuting criminal cases of elder abuse and Medi-Cal fraud in state courts. Areas in which cases are brought include, but are not limited to, the systemic neglect of elder and dependent adults residing in facilities and fraud involving the delivery of, and/or billing for, Medi-Cal services. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing for and litigating criminal cases in state courts; overseeing criminal investigations; performing a variety of difficult legal research; sometimes working with District Attorney Offices in California and Attorney General Offices in other states in joint actions. In multi-disciplinary actions, acts in a senior advisory role performing legal duties and collaborating with other agency investigators and attorneys relative to elder abuse and fraud. In addition, this position requires acting as a team member with BMFEA investigative auditors and special agents at all stages of BMFEA investigations and prosecutions.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • JC-84786 must be clearly stated in the "Examination or Job Title(s) for Which you are Applying" section located on page one of your state application. 
  • Cleary indicate the basis of your eligibilty in the "Explanations" section located at the bottom of page one of your state application.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received 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: 12/18/2017

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 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: Erica Dennis
Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833

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 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.
  • 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:
Experience, knowledge, and ability investigating, litigating, and trying complex criminal or civil cases, developing case plans, working with large amounts of documents and data, analyzing and proving corporate conduct, managing case loads, and conducting and coordinating investigative activities, including case preparation and expert witness management. Demonstrated success as a team player who works well with others. Proven initiative and an excellent work ethic. Experience in and knowledge of health care law, the health care business, and the Medi-Cal program would be helpful, as would experience in elder law or medical malpractice prosecution.

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Erica Dennis
    (916) 621-1782
  • 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
  • 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.

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.


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)