Job Posting

Department of Justice



Final Filing Date: 11/20/2017

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-85721
Position #(s):
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00
$5,387.00 - $9,385.00
# of Positions: 2
Work Location: San Francisco County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Work Shift: Day Shift (8 am - 5 pm)
Work Week: Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • The final filing date for this posting has been tentatively set for November 2, 2017. However, this posting is “until filled”; the advertisement may be extended or closed at any point after the initial final filing date.

  • These positions may be filled in Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, or San Francisco. Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the “Explanations” section of your state application.

  • These are 12-month limited term positions, but may be extended to a maximum of 24 months and/or may become permanent positions based upon operational needs.

  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for these positions.

  • 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 of Justice, please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Job Description and Duties

The California Department of Justice is responsible for protecting and serving the People and interests of California. Among other things, we represent the People of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, intermediate appellate courts, and Supreme Courts of California and the United States, and serve as legal counsel to state officers, and most state agencies. Highlighting the importance of these functions are recent changes at the federal level, which have adversely impacted California.

The Attorney General’s Healthcare Strike Force will lead a proactive agenda to help increase and protect affordability, accessibility, and quality healthcare in the State of California. This Healthcare Strike Force will implement the unified goal of the state government of California to protect Californians and Americans from extreme threats to federally entitled benefits, services, programs, and rights relating to healthcare. This Healthcare Strike Force will monitor and defend against federal efforts that undermine the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Women’s and LGBT health rights, and any other attempts to rollback progress made to instill and protect healthcare as a right for all Californians.

The Healthcare Strike Force will serve as the lead team in proactive healthcare work, helping to advance the Attorney General’s healthcare agenda and will coordinate proactive healthcare work across the Attorney General’s Office, including with the Solicitor General’s Office, and the Public Rights and Civil Law Divisions on a wide variety of cases involving constitutional, statutory, and policy questions.

The Deputy Attorneys General (DAGs) serve as a part of a new Attorney General’s Healthcare Strike Force, working on a team that leads proactive healthcare work across the Attorney General’s Office. The DAGs work under the direction of the Supervising Deputy Attorney General, the Attorney General’s Chief Health Care Advisor Special Assistant, the Senior Assistant Attorney General, the Chief Assistant Attorney General, the Chief of Legal Affairs, the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General, to help implement a proactive agenda to help increase and protect affordability, accessibility, and quality healthcare in the State of California.


The DAG will be responsible for contributing to work to monitor and prepare to defend against federal efforts that undermine the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Women’s, LGBT, and Immigrant health rights and any other attempts to rollback progress made to instill and protect healthcare as a right for all Californians.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control (Fresno: JC-79119; Los Angeles: JC-85717; Oakland: JC-85718; Sacramento: JC-85719; San Diego: JC-85720; or San Francisco: JC-85721) 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.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel to remote locations within the state, sometimes with little notice.
  • Please do not disclose personal identification information in your application package.

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: 11/20/2017

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: Sam Brinkley (JC-85721)
Office of the Human Resources
1300 I Street, 7th 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 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 writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief, preferably written in the prior six months, is required.
    • Please follow the link to complete an optional recruitment survey and help us determine the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts:
  • 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:

Strong candidates will have experience in a wide variety of complex cases involving constitutional, statutory, and policy questions, and will have a strong interest in healthcare.

Strong candidates must have initiative and a strong work ethic; strong interest in and demonstrated aptitude for handling complex, high-profile litigation, often on an abbreviated schedule and of a sensitive nature; innovative thinker; strong research, computer literacy, analytical, and writing skills; excellent public speaking and communication skills; and judgment and discretion in handling sensitive matters.  Litigation experience in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels is desired.  Strong candidates will exhibit the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines; prioritize tasks and projects; maintain professionalism under pressure; work independently and as a team member; maintain good client relations; and self-educate when confronted by complex and multi-dimensional problems.

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Samual Brinkley
    (916) 210-7218 ext: Use email
  • 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.

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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
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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)