Department of Justice


$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/30/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the supervision of a Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, and the Senior Assistant Attorney General, Health Quality Enforcement Section (HQE), legal analysts in HQE provide a high level of fast-paced, complex and analytical paralegal tasks in the most difficult civil matters, license applications, criminal bail recommendations, administrative licensing prosecutions and penalty relief matters before HQE's seven health care oversight client agencies. These tasks are performed independently and/or under the direction of Deputy Attorneys General who shall accept full responsibility for the work performed. Duties include providing paralegal assistance in drafting pleadings, subpoenas and discovery responses, and the handling of witnesses, and trial evidence in administrative matters, state court judicial review proceedings, and state and federal court litigation. The legal analyst creates and analyzes reports using COGNOS, Excel and ProLaw, and finalizes the reports for production to management and clients. The legal analyst provides services to the department as needed in service deputy duties and in responses to Public Records Act requests. The legal analyst is responsible for analyzing, extracting, and processing statistical records for an assigned team of legal professionals and clients in furtherance of Business and Professions Code section 312.2 mandates. The legal analyst works collaboratively and professionally with other members of the Section, client staff, investigators, and the public; and responsibly and independently manages his/her work under tight deadlines, public scrutiny, and pressure to produce high quality work in short timeframes.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 A
$4,496.00 - $5,629.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8 am - 5 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Health Quality Enforcement Section, and may be filled in San Diego (JC-218212), Fresno (JC-218244), and Sacramento (JC-218251).
  • The Department of Justice will not be considering a Training & Development assignment for this position at this time.

  • 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

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required. 
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-218212), your preferred city or cities, and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located near the top of the first page of your STD 678 State Application. 
  • Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. Unofficial school transcripts may be accepted during the application process; however, submission of official transcripts or your diploma is required prior to appointment.

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: 10/30/2020

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: Vicki Culpepper
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:

Vicki Culpepper
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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 -
    • Cover letter expressing why you should be selected over other candidates. 
    • Writing sample demonstrating technical, legal or analytical writing, based upon the candidate's own research. The sample can relate to documenting a business process.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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:

Ability to independently organize and manage a large number of assigned tasks related to administrative actions; analyze investigative material to determine sufficiency of evidence to support prosecutions; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; work independently under timelines; establish and maintain effective relationships with DOJ staff, personnel of client agencies, investigators, and opposing parties or counsel; and apply critical thinking and accounting skills in the review and management of law office case management software (i.e., ProLaw) that houses large, raw data sets compiled from a wide variety of contributors. Proficiency with computer applications, including ProLaw, HotDocs and Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and WestLaw and LexisNexis.  Experience with drafting administrative pleadings, such as accusations, statements of issues, and petitions to revoke probation; assist with preparation for administrative hearings for client agencies; ability to examine witnesses, introduce evidence before a judge, work under pressure if necessary, and have a strong desire to be part of a team committed to the protection of health care consumers.


Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California -

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Gloria L. Castro
(213) 269-6507

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.

Additional Information

Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be found here -

Additional Information on Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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.