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Department of Justice


$5,652.00 - $7,290.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/8/2021

Job Description and Duties

Want to be part of something bigger than just the average law firm? Join the California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General and help administer justice on behalf of almost 40 million Californians. The AG’s Office is the State of California’s largest law firm, where you will be part of a diverse group of more than 5,000 dedicated professionals whose chief mission is to deliver fairness and equality under the law through a broad spectrum of programs and services.


In the Employment and Administrative Mandate section, we defend state agencies in employment lawsuits in state and federal court, conduct workplace investigations for state agencies, and handle various types of administrative law matters. We are looking for qualified, committed paralegals to assist deputy attorneys general in our civil litigation practice. Applicants should be experienced with providing paralegal support in state and federal civil cases, with preference for those experienced in the area of employment law.

An important part of the Legal Analyst’s job duties involves preparing for hearings and trial, including contacting and subpoenaing witnesses, 
organizing and marking documents, preparing trial and hearing binders, and multimedia presentations.The Legal Analyst may assist an attorney at trial, including operating Trial Director or similar trial presentation software at trial.


The Legal Analyst provides paralegal support in state and federal civil cases in the area of employment law. The Legal Analyst will be working in a year-round active trial unit. Under the supervision of an attorney, the Legal Analyst will be responsible for performing discovery-related tasks (drafting/reviewing responses to propounded discovery such as interrogatories, requests for admissions, production of documents, organizing documents produced during discovery, summarizing and categorizing deposition transcripts), using document management programs like ProLaw and Relativity, conducting computer legal research and drafting other written work product such as jury instructions, witness declarations, exhibit lists, witness lists and other relevant document preparation as it relates to case and trial work. The Legal Analyst may independently make contact with client agencies, interview and prepare witnesses, gather pertinent files and records from various state agencies, medical offices, hospitals, or police departments.


The Legal Analyst may be required to sit at a computer terminal while performing regular duties for approximately six to eight hours a day; may be required to travel to conduct witness interviews; and may be required to attend lengthy trials in other counties. The Legal Analyst may be required to lift up to 25 pounds.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$5,652.00 - $7,290.00
$4,701.00 - $6,062.00
$4,143.00 - $5,344.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8 AM - 5 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Employment and Administrative Mandate Section.

  • The Department of Justice may consider a Training & Development (T&D) assignment for this recruitment. If you are applying for a T&D assignment, please note "T&D" in the "Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application (STD 678) form.

  • 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

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.

  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-264135) 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 (STD 678) form.

  • Individuals who are new to State service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the Office of the Attorney General. Process is described at:
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. Unofficial school transcripts may be accepted during the application process; however, submission of official transcripts or your diploma is required prior to appointment.


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: 10/8/2021

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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: Vicki Culpepper
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
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
Vicki Culpepper
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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 -
    • Cover Letter
    • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Applicants who fail to submit an SOQ will be disqualified and not considered. Please see the requirements for the SOQ below.
  • 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:

Applicants with superior verbal and writing skills preferred. The applicant should be able to interact effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and clients, and regularly take direction. Proficiency with computer programs such as Word, Outlook, ProLaw and Relativity is essential. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills and analytical ability; the ability to work independently and under strict time constraints; superior and effective communication skills; and knowledge of filing procedures.  Applicants should be able to multitask, set priorities and to perform work on more than one case at a time, and must be able to comply with office and court deadlines. Applicants should also be willing to intermittently travel and stay in remote locations where a trial or hearing is conducted to assist the deputy assigned.



Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - 


Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Gary Balekjian
(213) 269-6480

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.

Statement of Qualifications

Write a narrative that answers the questions below, considering the Desirable Qualifications for this position and the Essential Functions listed in the Duty Statement. You must submit a typed .pdf document, 1-2 pages in length, using 1-inch margins and 12-point font.


  1. How does your education and experience make you the most qualified for this position? 
  2. How do your career goals align with the work conducted in the Employment and Administrative Mandate section?

Additional Information on Application Filing

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