Department of Justice


$5,652.00 - $7,079.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/1/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Health, Education, & Welfare (HEW) section is a fast-paced litigation unit that represents over 30 state agencies that administer a multitude of state health, education and welfare programs. The successful candidate(s) will be working with six paralegals supporting Deputy Attorneys General in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego. Under the general supervision of a Supervising Deputy Attorney General, the paralegal will be expected to provide a high level of varied, complex, and analytical paralegal assistance.

The successful candidate's duties may include, but are not limited to, voluminous document management using electronic databases and complex litigation support software; gathering and analyzing facts and evidence; reviewing and organizing legal documents in new cases; contacting client agencies for factual information and evidentiary documents; interviewing witnesses; performing legal research and drafting court pleadings and declarations; propounding and responding to discovery; coordinating pretrial discovery requests; identifying and managing expert witnesses; summarizing deposition transcripts; organizing evidence for deposition and trial; providing litigation support to attorneys before and during trial, including the use of software in the courtroom; monitoring and managing case-related tasks on assigned cases; and various litigation support functions. Travel may be required.

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 - $7,079.00 A
$4,143.00 - $5,187.00 A
$4,701.00 - $5,885.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Health, Education & Welfare Section and may be filled in either Sacramento (JC-269992), San Francisco (JC-269817), San Diego (JC-269997) or Los Angeles (JC-269995). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the Explanations section of your State application. You need only apply to one of the Job Controls to be considered for the position.
  • The Legal Assistant exam may be taken at, the Legal Analyst exam may be taken at and the Senior Legal Analyst exam may be taken at Please be sure to review the minimum qualifications for each exam and ensure the appropriate exam is taken.
  • 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-269995) 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. An official transcript will be 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: 11/1/2021

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: Vanessa Ventura (JC-269995)
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
Vanessa Ventura (JC-269995)
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 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 -
    • A cover letter is required. 
    • A writing sample demonstrating technical, legal or analytical writing, based upon the candidate's own research.
  • 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:

Knowledge of federal and state court procedures; legal research and writing skills; good oral communication skills; ability to create good rapport with court, departmental staff, and public; strong organizational skills with an attention to detail; ability and willingness to work under time and workload pressures; initiative and creativity in designing new programs and methods of organization; knowledge of or willingness to learn advanced technology in the area of legal workload management; ability to organize and manage a large number of assigned tasks and work independently under timelines; proficiency with computer applications, including Relativity, ProLaw, Microsoft Office programs, and Westlaw and LexisNexis.  E-Discovery experience and a paralegal certificate are preferred.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Niromi Pfeiffer
(916) 210-7890

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.

Additional Job Related Information

May be required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice and sometimes for lengthy periods of time.

Additional Information on Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee thatyour 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,orcertified 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.