Job Posting: Facilities Enforcement Attorney

Department of Justice

Facilities Enforcement Attorney

$9,976.00 - $12,798.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/19/2021

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a fulfilling and challenging career with one of the largest and most highly regarded law offices in California? Are you seeking a job that provides an opportunity to work as part of a team while pursuing dynamic and thought-provoking cases? If so, the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse may be the opportunity you are seeking.

As a member of the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Facilities Enforcement Team, this Deputy Attorney General III (DAG) position prosecutes complex criminal and civil cases in state court involving systemic fraud, abuse, and neglect of elders and dependent adults living in residential facilities throughout the State of California. This is a “vertical prosecution unit” where prosecutors work closely with the Division’s special agents and investigative auditors. DAGs are expected to advise the Division’s investigators in developing investigative plans, review search warrants and arrest warrants, and determine what charges to bring. The DAG litigates the criminal or civil prosecution from filing to conviction and sentencing or settlement. Emphasis is on difficult legal work regarding criminal and civil liability of owners, operators, and controlling entities of adult residential care facilities, including corporate liability for business practices that risk or cause harm to residents (Business & Professions section 17200). Duties include, but are not limited to, investigating, evaluating, litigating, and trying criminal and civil cases before state courts, conducting grand juries, performing a variety of difficult legal and other research, working with other state and federal agencies on investigations and consumer protection projects, working with multi-disciplinary teams of nurses, doctors, auditors, special agents, and others in conducting investigations.

Additional duties include legal research and staying current in the rapidly changing fields of health care law, elder law, and electronic evidence; working with regulatory and executive agencies which may take administrative actions concurrent with our criminal investigations; working with expert witnesses to establish standards of care and breach of those standards in the health care industry; working with forensic experts to establish identity, causation or sequences of events; occasionally freezing or forfeiting assets; occasionally reviewing legislation that may impact the work of this Division; and occasionally working with District Attorney Offices and US Attorney’s Office and collaborating with other agency investigators or attorneys relative to elder abuse and fraud. The DAG position will be responsible for cases statewide and will be required to travel throughout the state of California.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Facilities Enforcement Attorney
$9,976.00 - $12,798.00
$11,020.00 - $14,149.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Facility Enforcement Team.
  • 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
  • If you'd like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • JC-260126 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
  • The DAG III examination may be found on-line at
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.
  • If sending paper applications, please email the HR contact listed in the job vacancy to confirm receipt of your materials.

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: 8/19/2021

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 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-260126)
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-260126)
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 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:

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:
Extensive complex criminal or civil prosecution trial experience; a demonstrated ability and experience in developing strategic case plans, managing case loads, and coordinating investigative activities. Experience in health care fraud, knowledge of the health care industry and the Medi-Cal program in particular would be helpful as would experience in elder law or medical malpractice. Must be able to travel, including overnight, to handle cases or investigations throughout California; comfortable with performing outreach to outside agencies; possess an excellent work ethic and a willingness to continually learn and improve; work well with others, including colleagues and support staff. 


Please access this link to the CalHR Benefit Summary for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California:

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 position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Heather Nguyen
(916) 210-6444

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
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 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