Job Posting: Healthcare Rights and Access, Tobacco Unit Attorney

Department of Justice

JC-245938
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Healthcare Rights and Access, Tobacco Unit Attorney
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$9,463.00 - $12,140.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/21/2021

Job Description and Duties

The California Department of Justice is responsible for protecting and serving the people and interests of California. Among other things, we represent the People of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, intermediate appellate courts, and Supreme Courts of California and the United States, and serve as legal counsel to state officers, and most state agencies.

The Tobacco Unit of the Healthcare Rights and Access Section represents the Attorney General in his independent capacity and on a team that leads proactive and defensive tobacco enforcement work on behalf of the People and the State, and coordinating this work with others in the Department of Justice, including the Solicitor General's Office and other legal sections in the Public Rights and Civil Law Divisions. Deputy Attorneys General (DAGs) in the Unit work under the direction of the Supervising Deputy Attorney General of the Tobacco Unit, the Senior Assistant Attorney General of the Healthcare Rights and Access Section, the Chief Assistant Attorney General of the Public Rights Division, the Chief of Legal Affairs, the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General.

DAGs in the Tobacco Unit enforce the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, including its marketing and advertising restrictions and settlement payment provisions. DAGs also enforce state and federal laws regulating the sale, distribution, and use of tobacco products. Tobacco litigation is typically complex, often involving emerging products and regulatory issues, as well as novel questions of contract and statutory construction. Unit attorneys are expected to develop and oversee state and multi-jurisdictional investigations and participate in arbitrations, trials, and appeals.

DAGs also handle general administrative matters; ensure maintenance of case information in the Department’s case management system, including correspondence, reports, pleadings, decisions, and significant emails; and ensure that case milestones are up-to-date. They may also coordinate and facilitate communications with other state Attorneys General Offices and other federal and state government agencies working on similar issues. Travel within California and occasional travel to other states will be required, when in-person work resumes.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-245938
Position #(s):
420-151-5706-XXX
Working Title:
Healthcare Rights and Access, Tobacco Unit Attorney
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$9,463.00 - $12,140.00 A
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$10,453.00 - $13,421.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday-Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Healthcare Rights and Access Section, Tobacco Unit, and may be filled in either Sacramento or Oakland.
  • 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.
  • DAG IV consideration - lateral transfers only.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.
  • If you'd 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.
  • JC-245938 must be clearly stated in the "Examination or Job Title(s) for which you are Applying" section located on page one of your state application.
  • Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. Process is described at https://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • The DAG III examination may be found on-line athttp://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.

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: 5/21/2021

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: Courtney Tanner (JC-245938)
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
Courtney Tanner (JC-245938)
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 - A cover letter is required and must be submitted.
  • Other - Writing Sample, consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief 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:

Highly competitive candidates will have experience in a wide variety of complex cases involving constitutional, statutory, and policy questions. Ideal candidates must have initiative and an excellent work ethic; strong interest in and demonstrated aptitude for handling complex, highprofile litigation, often on an abbreviated schedule and of a sensitive nature; innovative thinking; strong research, computer literacy, investigatory, analytical, and writing skills; excellent public speaking and communication skills; and judgment and discretion in handling sensitive matters. Litigation experience in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels is desired. Strong candidates will exhibit the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines; prioritize tasks and projects; maintain professionalism under pressure; work independently and as a team member; maintain good client relations; and self-educate when confronted by complex and multidimensional problems.

Benefits

Please access this link to the CalHR Benefit Summary for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California:
https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Courtney Tanner
(916) 210-7235
Courtney.Tanner@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 Information

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. To ensure timely delivery of your
application, it is recommended that you use electronic delivery via CalCareers. Use of parcel service, or certified mail is recommended if submitting paper applications as
one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date. If sending paper applications, please email the HR contact listed in this job vacancy to confirm
receipt of your materials.

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