Job Posting: Attorney IV Criminal Team

CA Law Revision Commission

Attorney IV Criminal Team

$11,020.00 - $14,149.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code is a multi-member state body that was formed on January 1, 2020. The Committee studies the Penal Code and recommend statutory reforms to achieve the following objectives:

(1) Simplify and rationalize the substance of criminal law.
(2) Simplify and rationalize criminal procedures.
(3) Establish alternatives to incarceration that will aid in the rehabilitation of offenders.
(4) Improve the system of parole and probation.

The Committee’s legal staff will provide support for that work by conducting legal research and analysis, participating in the Committee’s meetings, and supporting the legislative process when bills are introduced to implement the Committee’s recommendations.

Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the Attorney IV (Criminal Law Team) is primarily responsible for background research and analysis of the law and policies relevant to the new Commission's studies; performing the most complex, sensitive, and difficult work and assignments with a high degree of independent judgment, decision making, and broad discretion related to a comprehensive range of staff legal work, and in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and other legal authorities.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience with criminal law. Policy-making experience, facility with administrative data, and experience with the criminal laws of multiple jurisdictions is desired.

This position has the flexibility to be remote, but will include travel to the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento for Committee and other staff meetings once pandemic restrictions have eased.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Attorney IV Criminal Team
$11,020.00 - $14,149.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Mission of the California Law Revision Commission is to study legal problems, as assigned by the Legislature, and recommend statutory reforms to address them.

The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code is organized as part of the Law Revision Commission, but it is a separate deliberative body with its own membership and duties. It exists to study the law governing criminal sentencing, incarceration, and criminal procedure and make recommendations for statutory reform to the Legislature and Governor.

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Special Requirements

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 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 General Services
Attn: DGS-OHR/Certification Unit
P.O. Box 989052
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources-Reception
Office of Human Resources
707 3rd Street, Suite 7-130
West Sacramento, CA 95605
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 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 - Professional references are required.
  • Other - A cover letter is required. Your cover letter should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications and should be no more than two pages in length. Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored.
  • Other - A Writing Sample is required (with a description of any third-party editing of the sample).
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.


There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package, some benefits include:

  • Medical Benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Holidays and leave
  • Defined benefit retirement program
  • Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
  • Commute Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

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Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Tom Nosewicz
(530) 752-1758

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 Main Line
(916) 376-5127
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.

Reporting Location

DAVIS, CA 95616-5219

Please specify RPA 20738-CLRC and JC-268792 on your state application.

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.