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Job Posting: Attorney, Visalia Regional Office

Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Attorney, Visalia Regional Office

$5,756.00 - $10,028.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position is being re-advertised to increase the candidate pool. If you have previously applied, you do not need to reapply. 

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented.  PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent (9.23%) reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022.

Under general supervision of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) General Counsel and under the direct supervision of the Regional Director, the incumbent will prosecute violations of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. This position is heavily concentrated around legal research and writing in support of prosecuting unfair labor practices; interviewing parties and witnesses concerning alleged unfair labor practices at their work sites or homes. The position requires the ability to engage in complex legal research and analysis; draft complaints, subpoenas, briefs and other legal documents; prepare witnesses for hearings and prosecute cases before administrative law judges; conduct settlement negotiations; and seek injunctive relief in superior and appellate courts throughout California. Additionally, the incumbent will provide outreach and training to stakeholders.  

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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Attorney, Visalia Regional Office
$5,756.00 - $5,987.00 A
$5,763.00 - $6,579.00 B
$6,946.00 - $8,735.00 C
$7,818.00 - $10,028.00 D
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Tulare County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The ALRB exercises jurisdiction over approximately 800,000 farmworkers and employers, providing collective bargaining rights to farmworkers that were specifically exempted from the coverage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935. The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board was created in 1975 to ensure peace in the fields of California by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in agricultural labor relations. Headquartered in downtown Sacramento with regional offices throughout the state, ALRB employees are committed to, and guided by, the principles of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, to “encourage and protect the rights of agricultural employees to full freedom of association, self-organization and to be free from interference, restraint, or coercion” (Labor Code § 1140.2).  


If you thrive in a challenging, highly rewarding and team-oriented environment, and share a passion for our mission, values and commitment to our stakeholder community, this might be the career opportunity you have been seeking.


For more detailed information regarding the ALRB, please click the department link below. 
Department Website:

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:

Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Attn: JC #212194
1325 J Street, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Agricultural Labor Relations Board
JC #212194
1325 J Street, Suite 1900
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 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:
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with low-wage immigrant populations.

  • Familiarity with issues faced by farmworkers and the agricultural industry.

  • Knowledge of scope and character of California statutory law and of the provisions of the California Constitution and provisions of laws and Government Code sections administered or enforced.
  • Knowledge of principles of administrative and constitutional law; trial and hearing procedures; and rules of evidence; court procedures.
  • Knowledge of administrative law and the conduct of proceedings before administrative bodies; legal terms and forms in common use; statutory and case law literature and authorities.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and performing research; legal principles and their application.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare and present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form.
  • Ability to draft opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and legislation; negotiate effectively and conduct crucial litigation.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters; research; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to legal problems; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, organizations and maintain the confidence and respect of others.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.


In addition to competitive public employee wages and a comprehensive benefits package, our employees enjoy meaningful and interesting work that supports access to programs and services that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout California.


To learn more about benefits for State employees, visit the Salary and Benefits page on the CalHR website.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
ALRB Human Resources
(916) 894-6780
Hiring Unit Contact:
Chris Schneider
(559) 749-9222

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 651-7608
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.

Special Requirements

The position requires a Bar License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Additional Information

All methods of appointments may be considered. An exam is required to obtain list eligibility for this vacancyRead the exam bulletin carefully for more detailed information.

Attorney Exam Bulletin

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