Agricultural Labor Relations Board


$10,453.00 - $13,421.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Deputy General Counsel independently performs the most complex and sensitive legal work using broad discretion and advises the General Counsel on a variety of matters including administrative, policy and legal issues. The Deputy General Counsel works closely with the General Counsel and the Regional Directors to help oversee the work in the regional offices, and provides direction to staff conducting investigations and prosecuting unfair labor practice cases. The Deputy General Counsel also represents the General Counsel before the Board, Superior Courts and in a variety of policy and outreach matters with stakeholders and other governmental entities.

This position can be located in a variety of geographic areas within California. Remote work will be considered, as long as the candidate lives in California within no more than a half-day's driving distance to one of our offices. Travel will be required to regional offices as needed and at least monthly to the headquarters office in Sacramento. Offices are located in Sacramento, Indio, Visalia, Salinas, Santa Rosa and Oxnard.

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

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United States
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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.

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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 #236955
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 #236955
1325 J Street Ste. 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other - Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in the position is required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and must be submitted with your application. Failure to include the SOQ may result in disqualification from the hiring process.

    The SOQ should describe your background and experience with specific examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications for the position. SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria.
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:
  • Well-developed and demonstrated legal research, writing, analysis and advocacy skills
  • Labor law experience
  • Familiarity with the Agricultural Labor Relations Act
  • Hearing and/or trial experience
  • Litigation experience
  • Experience mentoring less experienced attorneys and providing feedback on legal work product
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence, administrative law practice and state and federal civil procedure
  • Spanish fluency preferred, but not required
  • Understanding of and/or experience with issues impacting low-wage immigrant workers such as farmworkers, and the agricultural community
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with government policies and procedures


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.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 894-6784

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) 651-6780
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 Information

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 reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022. Salaries listed on the advertisement do not reflect this pay reduction.

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 IV Exam Bulletin

Office Locations


1325 J Street, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814-2944


81-713 Highway 111, Suite A
Indio, CA 92201


1642 West Walnut Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277-5348


342 Pajaro Street
Salinas, CA 93901-3423

Santa Rosa

606 Healdsburg Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


1901 N. Rice Avenue, Suite 300
Oxnard, CA 93030-7912

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