Job Opportunity Bulletin - Civil Law Division
Date of Announcement:February 14, 2014
Submit Applications By:March 07, 2014
Class Title:DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III (positions 1)
May Consider Class Title:DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
* Duties will be adjusted based on classification level.
Type of Appointment:PERMANENT
Time Base:FULL TIME
Shift:Day Shift [PSN: 420-141-5705-010]
Work Week:Monday - Friday
Bureau/Section/Program:HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE SECTION
Duties:Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) attorneys represent over 30 state agencies that administer a multitude of state health, education and welfare programs. HEW attorneys routinely practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the California and United States Supreme Courts. Many cases handled by the section are brought as complex class actions and writ proceedings, may have statewide implications affecting millions of program beneficiaries, and may affect billions of dollars in funding. Much of HEW casework involves defending against challenges to the Medi-Cal program (e.g., constitutional challenges to reimbursement rates, complex provider audits and suspensions); the practices and policies of state mental hospitals and developmental centers; statewide educational programs (e.g., monitoring of English Language Learners, audits of public educational funds); revocation or suspension of teacher licenses; the rehabilitative and release programs for sexually violent predators; and public health issues such as the defense of nursing home citations. Clients that HEW regularly represents include the Governor's Office; the Departments of Health Care Services, Social Services, Public Health, State Hospitals, Education, and Developmental Services; Superintendent of Public Instruction; and the State Board of Education.
Desirable Qualifications:Ability to handle own case load (in both civil and federal trial courts, and appellate courts) which includes complex legal analysis and superior writing skills; effective oral advocacy skills; federal and state court litigation experience that includes responding to temporary restraining orders, and/or preliminary injunctions on an emergency basis; significant case responsibilities at both the trial and appellate levels; interest in and ability to handle politically sensitive, high profile, complex litigation; interest in health, education, and welfare policy.
Filing Requirements:Failure to submit the following with your application package may result in elimination from the hiring process:
- State Application (STD 678) - Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Explanation section located at the bottom of page one.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter with their application.
- Writing Sample
Who May Apply:DOJ AND OTHER: Individuals who are currently in this classification, eligible for lateral transfer, reachable on a current employment list for this classification, or former state employees with reinstatement eligibility.
SROA/SURPLUS: Individuals with SROA/Surplus status. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their Surplus letter. Please visit CalHR's web site for more information on the SROA and Surplus programs.
Additional Job-Related Information:
The following is a list of additional features related to this job opportunity.
- A fingerprint check will be required.
- May be required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice and sometimes for lenghty periods of time.
- A 60-day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies.
- DAG III Salary $7,682 - $9,857
Submit Application Packages To:Ismael Castro
Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Health, Education & Welfare
Office of the Attorney General
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact Information:Ismael Castro, SDAG
California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing-Impaired: TDD Phones: 1-800-735-2929 or Voice Phones: 1-800-735-2922
Revision Comments:Final filing date extended.
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, civil service rules, and the special trust placed in public servants.
An equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Employment provisions in the California Department of Human Resources' State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. Current or future Executive Orders relating to filling positions may also affect this process.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified may be interviewed. In order to ensure the most qualified candidate pool, applications received after the final filing date may be considered.