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Job Posting: TORT AND CONDEMNATION SECTION (GOVERNMENT CLAIMS UNIT) ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST

Department of Justice

JC-271073
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TORT AND CONDEMNATION SECTION (GOVERNMENT CLAIMS UNIT) ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/29/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for varied and complex technical and analytical staff work regarding claims for money damages submitted to the Department of General Services, Government Claims Program (GCP). The AGPA also works on program administration and development for the Government Claims Unit (the Unit), a unique Unit within the Office of the Attorney General. The Unit provides statewide assistance to all staff within the Civil and Public Rights Divisions of the California Department of Justice. The AGPA serves as the Government Claims Coordinator and reviews all government claims received from the GCP for timeliness, completeness, and relevance to high profile issues in order to coordinate Deputy Attorney General involvement in the defense of litigation. The AGPA works with client agencies and the GCP in making independent decisions and recommendations on late claim applications and consulting with the Supervising Deputy Attorneys General and legal staff as necessary. The AGPA is often consulted by GCP’s legal office, Government Claims Manager, and employees on various issues including processing claims and GCP letter format to ensure its compliance with Government Code statutes. The AGPA works daily with Department of Justice legal staff to facilitate and provide necessary documentation to contest or address claim presentation issues. The AGPA regularly works with and provides assistance and support to the Department of Finance legal staff, the Governor’s Office, and the State Controller’s Office, as well as other state agencies on a wide variety of issues, including processing of the department’s annual claims bill for legislative approval. The AGPA reviews and analyzes incoming claims and advises the department as to fiscal budgetary projection for potential litigation. The AGPA reviews and analyzes management report information for the purpose of monitoring reimbursable attorney and paralegal hours and advising management of specific clients and categories of work which indicate project shortfalls or over-expenditures, including work being performed pursuant to interagency agreements.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-271073
Position #(s):
420-195-5393-XXX
Working Title:
TORT AND CONDEMNATION SECTION (GOVERNMENT CLAIMS UNIT) ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
Classification:
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Facility:
N/A
Work Shift:
8 AM - 5 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Tort and Condemnation Section and may be filled in Sacramento (JC-271082) or Los Angeles (JC-271073). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the "Explanations" section of your State application. 

  • 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.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-271073) 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.
  • 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: 10/29/2021

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: 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 - 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 -
    • Writing sample is required. 
    • Cover letter 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:

Demonstrated analytical skills. Familiarity with working directly with client agency representatives and Attorney General legal staff. Extensive knowledge of the Government Claims Act, specifically the statutes of the Government Code which govern timeliness of claims, parameters for consideration of late claim applications, and petitions for relief. Knowledge of the legislative process. Ability to conduct legal research; work independently and under strict time constraints. Work well with all levels of management and staff, consult with and advise administrators (Supervising Deputy Attorneys General and Senior Assistant Attorney General) or other interested parties on serious and high profile matters. Maintain confidentiality and possess effective writing and communication skills. Must have proficiency in computer skills, specifically knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows. Must work well under pressure and have the ability to perform multiple tasks with accuracy, precision and neatness. Demonstrated ability to exercise oversight of support staff is beneficial, but not required. Paralegal training or certificate is beneficial, but not required.

Benefits

Please access this link 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 Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

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 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
Drop-off