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Department of Industrial Relations



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

$5,519.00 - $7,062.00
San Diego County
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position is located in San Diego PW DLSE. It is also being advertised in Oakland (JC-50498), San Francisco (JC-50503), Los Angeles and Long Beach (JC-50504), Santa Barbara (JC-50513), San Bernardino (JC-50517), and Santa Ana (JC-50519).

The Attorney classification is being appropriated for this position.
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Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Deputy Labor Commissioner III, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and as experts in the specialized program:

Performs the more complex high level technical investigations under strict time constraints to determine extent of compliance with and to resolve disputes arising under State labor laws and Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Orders; investigates criminal violations of the labor laws and indicates criminal actions against violators; assists public prosecutors in preparing material for such cases; provides expert testimony in all civil and criminal legal venues; performs audits of labor compliance program on behalf of the Director's Office to ensure that all laws and regulations are in compliance and meets the criteria set forth in the law.

Meets with employers, employees, their representatives, and various stakeholders to advise them of and secure compliance with labor law requirements and give prepared presentations; examines witnesses, takes affidavits and collects other evidence; responds to the more complex high level technical questions and inquiries from employers, employees and employer groups and provides interpretation to ensure compliance with State labor laws.

In a lead capacity role, directs and coordinates work related to DLSE program; advises and assists lower ranking staff with unique or complex problems and questions; prepares and delivers formal and on-the-job training and mentoring; acts in the DLC III capacity for office coverage during absences.

Interprets and applies divisional administrative policies and procedures; prepares manuals, reports and correspondence for management in areas of responsibility; coordinates multi-office or multi-unit projects; and serves on DLSE problem-solving and quality improvement teams; and other duties as required.

Application Instructions

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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 (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

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:

  • 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Certification Unit
    (800) 564-0771
  • 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:
    DIR EEO Officer
    (510) 285-3080
  • 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

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must have eligibility in State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification. Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

Please note that the Exam and Certification Online System (ECOS) does not allow you to resubmit your application once you withdraw it. If you have any updates to your online application, please contact the Certification Unit at (800) 564-0771.

Are You Eligible for This Job?

If you do not currently have eligibility for this job, you may obtain eligibility by taking an examination.

Application Methods

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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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