Job Posting: STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER

Department of Industrial Relations

JC-173774
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STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER
ATTORNEY III

$9,210.00 - $11,815.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position offers a broad range of rewarding legal work for candidates that seek meaningful use of their JD's. The Labor Commissioner's legal unit supports the preeminent labor law enforcement agency in the country. Attorneys for the Division provide counsel and litigation support for field enforcement staff, litigate and go to trial frequently, and handle a wide range of appellate cases in fulfilling the mission of promoting economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. Attorneys also participate in training of staff and development of legislative and regulatory proposals. This position provides an exceptional opportunity for you to become the lawyer you wanted to be when you entered law school. 

A Statement of Qualifications must be included with your application. The questions are in the section below titled Statement of Qualifications. A copy of the Statment of Qualifications may also be found in the Application Package section when submitting an electronic application.

*IMPORTANT* To establish List Eligibility, please see the following CalCareer link(s) for the online State of California Attorney exam:   Attorney Exam/Assessment

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-173774
Position #(s):
400-507-5795-XXX
Working Title:
STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER
Classification:
ATTORNEY III
$9,210.00 - $11,815.00
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

These positions are located in the Long Beach Legal DLSE office.

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) was established in 1927. Its mission is to improve working conditions for California's wage earners and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. DIR administers and
enforces laws governing wages, workplace safety and health, apprenticeship training programs, and medical care and other benefits for injured workers.

The mission of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office is to ensure a just day’s pay in every workplace in the State and to promote economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, we put earned wages into workers’ pockets and help level the playing field for law-abiding employers. 
Department Website: http://www.dir.ca.gov

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 Industrial Relations
Attn: Personnel Recruitment and Hiring Unit
1515 Clay St., Suite 409
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Personnel Recruitment and Hiring Unit
1515 Clay St., Suite 409
Oakland, CA 94612
09:00 AM - 04:00 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications must be included with your application.

    Type answers to the following inquiries in 12 point type, Times New Roman font. Each answer should be on a separate page and have your name and position number at the top left corner. If your answer to an inquiry is “none,” please so indicate. Your Statement of Qualifications should be seven pages (1 for each inquiry) and should be submitted with your application and resume.
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:

Bilingual candidates, candidates with significant trial experience such as prosecutors and public defenders, and candidates with experience representing employees in PAGA and Labor Code enforcement actions are especially encouraged to apply.

Benefits

Attorneys are covered by the Unit 2 Memorandum of Understanding and are represented in bargaining by the California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE). Attorneys contribute to funding an excellent defined benefit Calpers retirement, social security, and employees may participate additionally in both 401K and 457 deferred compensation plans. While you work hard to provide economic justice for California workers, you secure economic security for your future.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://www.dir.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Certification Unit
(800) 564-0771
cert@dir.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:
DIR EEO Officer
(510) 285-3080
EEO@dir.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

Electronic Submission of Applications preferred. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. The application must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must have eligibility in State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification. Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

Please note that the Exam and Certification Online System (ECOS) does not allow you to resubmit your application once you withdraw it. If you have any updates to your online application, please contact the Personnel, Recruitment, & Hiring Unit at (800) 564-0771.

Statement of Qualifications

Statement of Qualifications
Applicant name:________________
Job No. _______JC-_________

Type answers to the following inquiries in 12 point type, Times New Roman font. Each answer should be on a separate page and have your name and position number at the top left corner. If your answer to an inquiry is “none,” please so indicate. Your Statement of Qualifications should be seven pages (1 for each inquiry) and should be submitted with your application and resume.

1. Identify up to ten matters in which you have served as lead trial counsel in a court trial (civil or criminal) or administrative hearing which lasted more than one day (morning and afternoon sessions), but less than three full days. Please format your response as follows:

Case Name/No.    Court name/location/dept.    Judge/Hearing Officer    Dates    Issues
____________    ___________________         ________________      _____     _______

2. Identify up to ten matters in which you have served as lead trial counsel in a court trial (civil or criminal) or administrative hearing which lasted three days (morning and afternoon sessions) or more. Please format your response as follows:

Case Name/No.    Court name/location/dept.   Judge/Hearing Officer   Dates   Issues
____________      _________________         __________________   _____  ________

3. Identify up to ten matters in which you have served as lead trial counsel in a court trial (civil or criminal) or administrative hearing which lasted more than one day (morning and afternoon sessions) in which alleged violations of the California Labor Code, Orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, or the Fair Labor Standards Act were some or all of the claims tried. Your response may contain trials/hearings listed in response to inquiries 1 and 2, if applicable. Please format your response as follows:

Case Name/No.   Court name/location/dept.   Judge/Hearing Officer    Dates     Issues
____________     ___________________      __________________   ______  ________

4. Identify up to ten matters in which you have served as lead trial counsel in a trial to a jury (civil or criminal) which lasted more than one day (morning and afternoon sessions). Your response may contain trials listed in response to inquiries 1 and 2, if applicable. Please format your response as follows:

Case Name/No.  Court name/location/dept.    Judge/Hearing Officer   Dates   Issues
____________    _____________________   _________________    _____  __________

5. Identify up to ten matters in which you have served as lead appellate counsel in the California Court of Appeal or in a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Please format your response as follows:

Case Name/No.   Court name      Date of decision   Cite (if any)    Issues
_____________   ___________   _____________   _________    ____________

6. State any experience that you have as a law clerk for a state appellate court, federal appellate court, or a U.S. District Court. Please format your response as follows:

Court name               Dates (start/end)            Duties
______________       _________________   ____________________________

7. Describe how your experience prepares you for this position as a trial attorney doing labor law enforcement for the Labor Commissioner’s Office. (Limit answer to 1 page with line spacing of 1.5.)

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.