Job Posting: Attorney IV

Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Attorney IV

$8,856.00 - $12,560.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Chief Counsel or Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney IV will perform the most sensitive and complex legal work including assignments involving cases of the highest degree of difficulty in accordance to the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Disabled Persons Act.

For more information regarding the essential functions of this vacancy; please review attached duty statement.the

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent, with or without a reasonable accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Requires daily use of a personal computer and related software applications at a workstation.
  • Requires ability to complete tasks that typically may require making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties, with our without reasonable accommodations and modifications to facilitate such tasks.
  • Requires prolonged use of a workstation for 6.5 to 7 hours per day.
  • Requires dependability and excellent attendance records.
  • Requires occasional travel to conduct on-site mediations.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Attorney IV
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00 A
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.

The DFEH is the largest state civil rights enforcement agency in the country. It enforces the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Department has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California, including corporate entities, private sector companies that contract with the State of California, and all State departments and local governments. 

The DFEH receives, investigates and initiates individual and systemic discrimination complaints in its five offices throughout California.  DFEH’s Legal Division litigates individual, class, group and systemic cases in all California jurisdictions, including state and federal courts. It also leads education and outreach efforts to civil rights stakeholders. DFEH’s Legal Division employs over thirty attorneys and staff throughout California.

The location of the position will be determined based on the successful candidate, please see locations below.

2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758

39141 Civic Center Drive, Suite 250, Fremont, CA 94538

320 West 4th Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013