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Job Posting: TORT & CONDEMNATION SECTION DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

Department of Justice

JC-269464
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TORT & CONDEMNATION SECTION DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$9,976.00 - $12,798.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Looking to make a difference? Stuck in a dead-end job without work/life balance? Do you want to get out of your comfort zone and do work that impacts the public? Do you want to challenge yourself with high-level, important work? Do you want to be the primary attorney arguing the critical motion, jury trial, or appeal?  Join the State of California’s largest law firm and help administer justice on behalf of 40 million Californians. At the California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General, you will be part of a diverse group of over 5,000 dedicated professionals whose chief mission is to deliver fairness and equality under the law through a broad spectrum of programs and services.

The Tort and Condemnation Section of the California Attorney General’s Office seeks experienced trial and appellate attorneys with excellent oral advocacy, analytical, and research skills.


The Tort and Condemnation Section represents the state, its agencies, and employees in civil rights, tort, eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation in both state and federal courts.

Deputies litigate and try difficult and sensitive cases including government tort liability, civil rights, personal injury, medical malpractice, dangerous condition of public property, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, mass flood, and fire actions.

Deputies are expected to work under time constraints, client and department guidelines, and to abide by ethical and professional standards. Deputies should possess excellent communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word.

Some travel is required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-269464
Position #(s):
420-187-5706-XXX
Working Title:
TORT & CONDEMNATION SECTION DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$9,976.00 - $12,798.00 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 IV
$11,020.00 - $14,149.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Please note: This is a re-advertisement for JC-261489. If you have applied to JC-261489, you do not need to reapply.
  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Tort & Condemnation Section and will be filled in San Diego (JC-269464).

  • DAG IV 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 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. 
  • May be required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice.
  • 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: http://oag.ca.gov/careers/how-to-apply.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-269464) 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 STD 678 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.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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: Heather Nguyen (JC-269464)
1300 I Street Suite 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
Heather Nguyen (JC-269464)
1300 I Street Suite 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 consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief preferably written in the last year.
  • 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:

Demonstrated ability to handle difficult and complex civil litigation is the most significant qualification. A demonstrated knowledge of personal injury torts, government claims, dangerous condition of public property, excessive force of peace officers is necessary. A demonstrated ability to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to complex issues affecting multiple cases, and working with multiple diverse client departments and agencies in order to achieve client objectives which may arise during litigation in a timely and sensitive manner. The successful applicant should have a command of all aspects of civil litigation, in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, and experience including: superior writing skills; experience in tort and personal injury defense, construction litigation, pre-trial discovery, including taking and defending percipient and expert witness depositions; and drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, including demurrers, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment. Experience evaluating and identifying appropriate expert witnesses, and jury trial experience is also desirable.

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:
Heather Nguyen
(916) 210-6444
Heather.Nguyen@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Lindsey Goodwin
(916) 210-7559
Lindsey.Goodwin@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.

If mailing your application, please contact the HR consultant listed to confirm your application has been received. 

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