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Job Posting: Worker Rights & Fair Labor Section, Deputy Attorney General III

Department of Justice

JC-263930
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Worker Rights & Fair Labor Section, Deputy Attorney General III
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$9,976.00 - $12,798.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/23/2021

Job Description and Duties

The mission of the Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section is to protect the welfare of California workers and maintain a level playing field for legitimate businesses operating in the State. The Section is particularly focused on addressing systemic business practices that undermine the working conditions of California’s most vulnerable low-wage workers. The Section conducts both civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions to combat unlawful employment practices including, but not limited to, wage theft, independent contractor misclassification, unsafe working conditions, payroll tax evasion, and workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The Section also engages in legal advocacy to support legal and policy developments to advance worker protections and encourage employer accountability.

Working under the direction of the Supervising Deputy Attorney General and the Senior Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorneys General in the Section engage in a broad array of work, including, potentially: identifying and investigating unscrupulous employers and industries; developing novel legal strategies to effectively combat exploitative employment practices; pursuing civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution to enforce labor standards and other workplace laws; authoring amicus briefs or comments on federal regulations involving topics affecting workers; monitoring proposed legislation regarding labor and employment matters; engaging with the public, worker advocates, and other stakeholders regarding working conditions; and providing advice and counsel to the Attorney General and other state agencies and officials on sensitive and high-profile matters related to the welfare of workers.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-263930
Position #(s):
420-479-5706-XXX
Working Title:
Worker Rights & Fair Labor Section, Deputy Attorney General III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$9,976.00 - $12,798.00 A
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$11,020.00 - $14,149.00 A
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
$6,979.00 - $7,259.00 A
$6,987.00 - $7,976.00 B
$7,323.00 - $9,209.00 C
$8,242.00 - $10,572.00 D
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL V
$11,641.00 - $14,857.00 A
# of Positions:
3
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • These positions are located in the Division of Public Rights, Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section and may be filled in Sacramento, San Francisco, or Oakland. Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the "Explanations" section of your State application.
  • DAG IV and DAG V consideration - lateral transfers only.
  • 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 of Justice, please visit the Attorney General’s website at http://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 for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.
  • 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-263930) 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.
  • 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.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.
  • DAG Range A-D are applicants with less than 6 years 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: 9/23/2021

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-263930)
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-263930)
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:

Applicants should have excellent analytical, research, writing, and communication skills. Creativity in addressing novel factual or legal problems is a necessity, as well as substantial civil or criminal litigation experience. A demonstrated commitment to workers' rights and workplace justice is highly desirable. Relevant language skills, experience conducting pre-litigation investigations, and familiarity with the California Labor Code and other workplace laws are also highly desirable. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills, demonstrate an excellent work ethic, and exercise good judgment in handling projects and interacting with individuals both inside and outside the office. Appellate, bankruptcy, or regulatory experience may also be valuable.

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

 

 

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:
Courtney Tanner
(916) 210-7235
Courtney.Tanner@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Satoshi Yanai, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(213) 269-6400
Satoshi.Yanai@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 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