Job Posting: Healthcare Rights and Access Section

Department of Justice

Healthcare Rights and Access Section

$11,209.00 - $14,401.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/19/2019

Job Description and Duties

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

The Healthcare Rights and Access Section serves as the lead in proactive healthcare work, representing the Attorney General in his independent capacity and coordinating this work with others in the Department of Justice, including the Solicitor General’s Office, and other legal sections in the Public Rights and Civil Law Divisions. The Attorney General’s Healthcare Rights and Access Section has comprehensive authority to work on any matters, including investigations, litigation and legislation, that will increase and protect the affordability, accessibility, and quality of healthcare in the State of California. The Section is responsible for overseeing and leading all work in the areas of consumer healthcare rights, including healthcare and prescription drug marketing, nonprofit healthcare transactions, violations of antitrust laws in the healthcare context, healthcare privacy and healthcare civil rights, such as reproductive rights and LGBTQ healthcare-related rights. Currently, the Healthcare Rights and Access Section is monitoring and defending against federal efforts that undermine the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Women’s and LGBTQ health rights, and other attempts to rollback progress made to instill and protect healthcare as a right for all Californians.

The Supervising Deputy Attorney General (SDAG) serves as one of the lead attorneys of the Healthcare Rights and Access Section, directing, monitoring, supervising, and contributing to the healthcare work of the Section. The SDAG works under the direction and supervision of the Senior Assistant Attorney General, the Chief Assistant Attorney General of the Public Rights Division, the Chief of Legal Affairs, the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General. The SDAG also handles general administrative and managerial matters; ensures maintenance of case information in the Department’s case management system, including correspondence, reports, pleadings, decisions, and significant emails; ensures that case milestones are up-to-date; interviews and selects, or actively participates in the interview and selection process for, deputy attorneys general, paralegals and other professional support staff; ensures that management directives are followed by their assigned legal team; and supervises and personally performs the most difficult and complex legal work related to investigations, trials, writs, and appeals, which requires the highest level of independent judgment. The SDAG may also coordinate and facilitate communications with other state Attorney General’s Offices and other federal and state government agencies working on similar issues.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Healthcare Rights and Access Section
$11,209.00 - $14,401.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
PRD-Janae Christopher

Department Information

• This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Healthcare Rights and Access Section, and may be filled in Sacramento (JC-163619), Oakland (JC-163657), Los Angeles (JC-163701), San Francisco (JC-163704), or San Diego (JC-163712). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the “Explanations” section of your state application.

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

Special Requirements

• A fingerprint check will be required.

• Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-163704) 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 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: 8/19/2019

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 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: Janae Christopher (JC-163704)
Office of the Attorney General/Public Rights 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:

Janae Christopher (JC-163704)
Office of the Attorney General/Public Rights 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 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.
  • Other -  A cover letter is required.
  • Other - A writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief, preferably written in the prior six months, is required.
  • Other -

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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:

Highly competitive 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. Ideal candidates must also have initiative and an excellent work ethic; demonstrated leadership skills; strong interest in and demonstrated aptitude for handling complex, high-profile litigation, often on an abbreviated schedule and of a sensitive nature; demonstrated record of innovative thinking; strong research, investigatory, 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 Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Janae Christopher
(916) 201-7299

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.