Job Posting: GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION, FIREARMS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

Department of Justice

JC-242768
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GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION, FIREARMS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$9,463.00 - $12,140.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/15/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Firearms attorney will handle complex, difficult, and sensitive legal assignments for the Bureau of Firearms involving firearms-related statutes, regulations, ordinances, and court decisions. This will include providing advice to all levels of management within the Department of Justice on firearms-related legal issues; consulting with law enforcement, other public agencies, the firearms industry (dealers and manufacturers), and the public on firearms-related legal issues; drafting and analyzing legislative measures and regulations; and managing and occasionally directly handling firearms-related litigation on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office.

Additional opportunities may include other work for the Government Law Section as needed. The Government Law Section provides legal advice and representation to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Controller, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Department of Finance, and other officials, state agencies, and departments on a wide range of legal issues— including, but not limited to, constitutional and statutory law, governmental operations, elections, the state budget, public finance, state mandates, criminal information, procurement, firearms, redevelopment wind-down, financial conflicts of interest, and ethics. Attorneys in the Government Law Section also prepare titles and summaries for ballot measures and analyze proposed state legislation.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-242768
Position #(s):
420-120-5706-XXX
Working Title:
GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION, FIREARMS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$9,463.00 - $12,140.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
$5,756.00 - $10,028.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$10,453.00 - $13,421.00
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL V
$11,042.00 - $14,093.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Government Law in Sacramento, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the cover letter. 
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov
  • DAG IV & V consideration – lateral transfers only

  • If you would like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email recruiters@doj.ca.gov

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required. Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-242768) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.
  • Please note that appointment to the DAG classification will be made using the Attorney examination. The Attorney and DAG III examination may be found on-line at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.

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: 4/15/2021

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 Justice
Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-242768)
1300 I Street 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-242768)
1300 I Street 720
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 required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter
  • Other - Writing sample is required
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

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:

Strong interest in and demonstrated aptitude for handling complex, high profile litigation, often on an abbreviated schedule. Very strong research, analytical and writing skills. Excellent public speaking and communication skills. Judgment and discretion in handling sensitive matters. Litigation experience in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to maintain good client relations. Ability to self-educate when confronted by complex and multi-dimensional problems. Computer literacy and research skills.

Benefits

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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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.

Human Resources Contact:
Marija Dokic
(916) 210-7157
marija.dokic@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Thomas Patterson
(415) 510-3609
thomas.patterson@doj.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:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.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 Job Related Information

This position is pending budget approval.


Personal Leave Program:

Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be found here: http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1/2113

Additional Application Filing Information

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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