Job Posting: DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

Department of Justice

JC-92506
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DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
(TORT AND CONDEMNATION SECTION DAG III)

$8,856.00 - $12,560.00

Final Filing Date: 3/5/2018

Job Description and Duties

The Tort and Condemnation section represents the state, its agencies, and employees primarily in civil rights and tort litigation in both state and federal courts.

Deputies in the Tort and Condemnation section litigate and try jury cases in state and federal court, including the trial of difficult and sensitive cases. Each deputy is responsible for a varied case load ranging from civil rights, personal injury, medical malpractice, construction, and dangerous condition of property cases to eminent domain and mass flood and fire actions. The deputy is responsible for all tasks related to the handling of a case from its inception to its conclusion. The deputy is also responsible for any appellate matters that arise from the underlying litigation.

The Los Angeles office cases are typically venued in San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County. Travel is a requirement for this position.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-92506
Position #(s):
420-185-5706-004
420-185-5706-XXX
Working Title:
TORT AND CONDEMNATION SECTION DAG III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Tort & Condemnation 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-92506) 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.

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: 3/5/2018

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

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: Rachel Sawicki
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:

Rachel Sawicki (JC-92506)
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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 writing sample, consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief preferably written in the prior six months, is required.
    • A list of three references is required.
  • 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:
Demonstrated aptitude for difficult and complex jury trial work is the most significant qualification. The successful applicant should have a command of all aspects of civil litigation with an emphasis on public entity defense in both state and federal trial and appellate courts and experience including: superior writing skills; experience in civil rights, personal injury defense, tort, inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters; experience in pre-trial discovery, including taking and defending percipient and expert witness depositions; and drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, including demurrers, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment. Three or more years of civil litigation experience is desired.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Elizabeth Angres
(213) 269-6517
elizabeth.angres@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

May be required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice.

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