Job Posting: Counsel

Department of Business Oversight

JC-181623
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Counsel
ATTORNEY

$5,602.00 - $9,760.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Business Oversight is recruiting for one permanent, full-time Attorney position in the Enforcement Division. Position to be located in the Los Angeles office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions in DBO within the next 180 days.

The Attorney performs with close supervision the investigation and prosecution of less complicated and sensitive litigation under the Corporate Securities Law; Franchise Investment Law; Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters Law; California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law; California Finance Lenders Law; Escrow Law and California Commodities Law consisting mostly of administrative matters and will include research, drafting of pleadings, preparation and argument of motions, discovery, settlement negotiations and conferences, hearings and trials, post-trial proceedings, and appellate level briefs and hearings relating to the administrative matters.

Cases will include the issuance of Desist and Refrain Orders for violations of the law, actions to bar, suspend, revoke, censure and deny companies and individuals that are applying for or have licenses, actions to void loan transactions and to levy administrative penalties and obtain restitution for consumers and investors that have lost funds. The Attorney will issue subpoenas to banks and companies to obtain information necessary in the investigation of a case.

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

Working Conditions

The Los Angeles office is located in the heart of the downtown financial district within walking distance to restaurants, transit, multiple parking options.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-181623
Position #(s):
410-340-5778-XXX
Working Title:
Counsel
Classification:
ATTORNEY
$5,602.00 - $9,760.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DBO supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DBO licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DBO offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.
Department Website: http://www.dbo.ca.gov

Special Requirements

The positions requires incumbents pass a Background Investigation prior to being hired. The Background Investigation may include Criminal Background, Fingerprinting, and a review of any governmental records. In addition, other available sources of background information may be reviewed prior to appointment.

All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification they are applying for. Minimum qualifications (MQ's) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the MQ's of the classification, the applicant will not be considered and may be withheld from the eligible list.

If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree. Foreign Degrees must provide Degree Evaluation to verify U.S. equivalency. 

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: 1/2/2020

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 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:

Department of Business Oversight
Attn: Olivia Maloney
Human Resources Office
1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Olivia Maloney
Human Resources Office
1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 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.
  • Supplemental Application - Please see the Supplemental Application section below for complete details.
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:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with a team and work independently to complete work assignments.
  • Experience analyzing facts to law and determining and recommending appropriate action (e.g. large restitution awards, large penalty awards, extensive injunctive relief, receiverships, temporary restraining orders, other ancillary relief, license revocation, bar, prison) in civil, administrative or criminal prosecutions.
  • Has a working knowledge of the laws under the jurisdiction of the DBO, and Rules of Evidence.
  • Applicants ability to analyze a case file (e.g. investigative reports, discovery materials, administrative record) to determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to manage an active caseload.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and flexibility.

Benefits

State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits. Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees’ wages, hours and conditions of employment. Other possible benefits include:
  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Telework 
  • Reimbursement Accounts
For more information, visit the CalHR website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.dbo.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Olivia Maloney
(916) 327-8917
olivia.maloney@dbo.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:
Kevin Morrison
(916) 322-8862
kevin.morrison@dbo.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.

Additional Filing Instructions:

  • You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.
  • If applying with a hard copy application, please reference “JC- 181623/RPA# 18- ENF0010" in the Job Title section of your State application in order to be considered for this vacancy.
  • Applications not received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the final filing date will not be accepted.
  • Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

Supplemental Application:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a Supplemental Application. The Supplemental Application must be no more than two pages in length, must include your first and last name, and must be titled Supplemental Application. Application packages received without a Supplemental Application may not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, and statement of qualifications do not take the place of the Supplemental Application. Please respond to the following:

  1. Legal Analysis and Decision Making - Discuss your experience in analyzing facts and laws and determining appropriate courses of action. [Additional instructions: Discuss in your answer the number and frequency of hearings; number and type of pleadings and frequency of filing pleadings; and number of briefs and frequency of filing briefs.]
  2. Legal Practice and Procedure -  Describe your experience performing legal work as an attorney since being licensed to practice law. Discuss in your response experience and accomplishments and favorable results in preparing and presenting legal arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; any expertise you have in a specific area of law; experience negotiating and resolving disputes in litigation, conducting trials, arbitrations, and other types of hearings.

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