Job Posting: Chief Counsel, CUIAB

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

JC-132324
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Chief Counsel, CUIAB
C. E. A.

$11,061.00 - $16,679.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is seeking applicants for a Chief Counsel.  Under general administrative direction of the Executive Director, the Chief Counsel serves as the chief legal consultant and legal advisor to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Board), the Executive Director, and management team.

 

The Chief Counsel plans, organizes, directs, and manages Legal Office staff functions.  The incumbent provides legal opinion and recommendations to the Executive Director and management team on litigation, proposed regulations, personnel issues, and legal implications of proposed policies and decisions. The Chief Counsel manages all litigation cases filed against the Board and represents the Board before all administrative, judicial, and investigative agencies with jurisdiction over employment protection matters and bargaining and labor issues. The Chief Counsel also ensures the Board’s and management team’s compliance with requirements of the Public Records Act, Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act, Hatch Act, public contract code, and other applicable state and federal laws. 

The position is located in Sacramento.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-132324
    Position #(s):
    279-334-7500-003
    Working Title:
    Chief Counsel, CUIAB
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $11,061.00 - $16,679.00 C
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial agency whose primary purpose is to conduct impartial hearings and issue prompt decisions to resolve disputed unemployment and disability determinations, and EDD tax liability assessments. The Appeals Board consists of five members, three of which are appointed by the Governor and one each by the Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly. The Appeals Board reviews appeals from the decisions rendered by field judges in the state's regional offices. In addition, the Appeals Board may designate its decisions as precedent decisions, which constitute the foundations of the various benefit programs that fall within the Appeals Board's jurisdiction.

    Department Website: http://www.cuiab.ca.gov

    Special Requirements

    Membership in the State Bar of California.  (Applicants must have active membership in the State Bar before they will be eligible for appointment.)

    In addition to the Standard State Application (STD 678), all interested applicants are required to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ must address the questions listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.  

    The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as listed below, provide specific examples, be no more than 2 pages in length, and be no smaller than 12 point font. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    1. Demonstrated understanding of the role as chief legal advisor to a policy-making body and knowledge of the workings, structure, and culture of Boards or Commissions.

    2. Demonstrated success in advocacy, including representation or coordinating representation of parties in administrative and court matters.

    3.Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, promote workplace partnerships, and gain support and confidence of Board members and control agency officials.

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on various provisions of law, such as the Bagley-Keene Act, and Code of Judicial Ethics.

    5. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

    Application Instructions

    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: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

    Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
    Attn: Luis Zapien (CEA Exam-CUIAB)
    C/O Employment Development Department
    P. O. Box 826880
    Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Luis Zapien (CEA Exam-CUIAB)
    EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
    722 Capitol Mall
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications -

      The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as the desirable qualifications and should address each of the desirables. The SOQ should be typed, in a minimum of 12 point font, single spaced, on standard sized paper (8.5"x 11"), and no more than two pages in length. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    The SOQ must address the questions listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.  

    The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as listed below, provide specific examples, be no more than 2 pages in length, and be no smaller than 12 point font. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    1. Demonstrated understanding of the role as chief legal advisor to a policy-making body and knowledge of the workings, structure, and culture of Boards or Commissions.

    2. Demonstrated success in advocacy, including representation or coordinating representation of parties in administrative and court matters.

    3. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, promote workplace partnerships, and gain support and confidence of Board members and control agency officials.

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on various provisions of law, such as the Bagley-Keene Act, and Code of Judicial Ethics.

    5. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on the provisions of the ADA, EEOC, and FEHA.


    Examination Information

    The SOQ must address the questions listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.  

    The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as listed below, provide specific examples, be no more than 2 pages in length, and be no smaller than 12 point font. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    1. Demonstrated understanding of the role as chief legal advisor to a policy-making body and knowledge of the workings, structure, and culture of Boards or Commissions.

    2. Demonstrated success in advocacy, including representation or coordinating representation of parties in administrative and court matters.

    3. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, promote workplace partnerships, and gain support and confidence of Board members and control agency officials.

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on various provisions of law, such as the Bagley-Keene Act, and Code of Judicial Ethics.

    5. Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to research and advise on the provisions of the ADA, EEOC, and FEHA.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website: http://www.cuiab.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Luis Zapien
    (916) 654-5361
    Luis.Zapien@edd.ca.gov

    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:
    Martha Silva, EEO Officer
    (619) 521-3346
    martha.silva@cuiab.ca.gov
    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.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail
    Drop-off