Job Posting: Deputy Legislative Counsel III

Office of Legislative Counsel

Deputy Legislative Counsel III

$9,467.00 - $12,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Director of the Workplace Conduct Unit, the Workplace Conduct Investigator is responsible for intake and investigations of complaints from persons covered by the Legislature’s Policy on Appropriate Workplace Conduct related to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.  The investigator’s primary role is assessing complaints to determine if they fall within the jurisdiction of the Workplace Conduct Unit and investigating those complaints determined to fall within the Unit’s jurisdiction.  Duties include but are not limited to: receiving and assessing complaints made to the Unit; conducting investigations, including interviewing the parties to the complaint and relevant witnesses, reviewing documents and records, working with information technology staff to acquire data when necessary, and other investigatory methods; maintaining detailed and contemporaneous records of all aspects of the investigations; producing thorough and complete reports of all information obtained during the investigations; attending Workplace Conduct Panel briefings; keeping current on state and federal employment laws, regulations, industry best practices, and trends; conducting research on employment issues, analyzing pending legislation, and presenting findings to management; preparing contracts in support of the Unit’s operations; and providing advice and recommendations to the Director or Legislative Counsel on employment issues.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Deputy Legislative Counsel III
$9,467.00 - $12,153.00
$10,461.00 - $13,435.00
$9,463.00 - $12,140.00
$10,453.00 - $13,421.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8am - 5pm; mandatory overtime
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) is a small civil service department whose mission is to provide legal services and information technology support services to the State Legislature.  The OLC’s Workplace Conduct Unit is responsible for assessing and investigating complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation related to the California State Legislature, and assisting the Legislature in maintaining a culture of respect and appropriate conduct amongst all staff.  The work of the Unit requires the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality, both as it relates to attorney-client privilege and general confidentiality around personnel matters.


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 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 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:

Office of Legislative Counsel
Attn: Hua Chu
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Hua Chu
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
9th Floor
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 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 required and must be included.
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:
  • Experience in the practice of employment law including conducting workplace investigations.
  • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) complaint and investigation processes.
  • Knowledge of and experience with various investigatory techniques, particularly those commonly used in workplace investigations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience writing detailed and complex reports, interviewing individuals to determine specific sets of facts, presenting ideas and recommendations to a panel or board, and interacting with a wide range of people in a variety of professional capacities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with management and staff of a large organization.
  • Understanding of legislative bodies and their personnel management issues.
  • Experience preparing statements of work, requests for proposals, and employment contracts.
  • Ability to develop and apply creative and innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and act with discretion and tact in the performance of work responsibilities.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Hua Chu
(916) 341-8341

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:
Human Resources/EEO
(916) 341-8330
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 How To Apply instructions:

Submit a standard state application and resume which demonstrates that you meet the Minimum Qualifications in the bulletin to the Office of Legislative Counsel, Human Resources Office, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA 95814. Applications will be received in the Human Resources Office until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Julia Johnson at (916) 321-3001. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources Office at (916) 341-8330.

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