Job Posting

Department of Justice


JC-58881 - Consumer Law Section

Final Filing Date: 5/1/2017

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-58881
Position #(s):
Working Title: Consumer Law Section
$5,053.00 - $6,642.00
$4,829.00 - $6,350.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Week: Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Consumer Law Section. This position may be filled in either Los Angeles (JC-58919), San Diego (JC-58881) or San Francisco (JC-58936). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the Explanations section of your State application. If you are interested in applying for multiple cities, please submit only one application package and indicate each JC number.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position.
  • 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

Job Description and Duties

The Consumer Law Section prosecutes civil and criminal cases to enforce state laws that prohibit unfair or unlawful business practices, false advertising, financial fraud, grand theft, and related unlawful activity. The section also oversees several statutory registration programs including the Seller of Travel Program. The successful candidate plays a vital role in fulfilling the section’s law enforcement and registration mandates and, as such, should demonstrate the ability to do the following:

• Independently conduct complex audits of business and trust accounts including the establishment of the sources of income and disposition of that income;

• Examine and analyze complex financial records and related computerized business and accounting records, public records, law enforcement reports, and other records to determine the source of application of funds;

• Reconstruct complex financial records, correlate new information with existing information, prepare detailed audit reports when requested, and make appropriate recommendations related to civil and criminal investigations;

• Review documents and records independently or as part of a team;

• Testify at various court proceedings and at depositions both as a percipient and expert witness;

• Conduct interviews of suspects and financial institution employees;

• Assist law enforcement personnel in writing subpoenas and search and seizure warrants;

• Make appropriate recommendations related to civil and criminal investigations and restitution programs;

• Recommend corrective action to enforce compliance with the law; and

• When necessary and with approval of the section, assist federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.
  • Successful completion of a POST certified  PC 832 Arrest, Search and Seizure course is required after appointment.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located at the bottom of page one on your state application. LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed on the application.
  • The JC number must be clearly stated in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your state application.

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: 5/1/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Cheryl Fairman
Office of the Attorney General/Public Rights Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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.
  • Other - A writing sample is required and must be submitted.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:

Relevant auditing experience; ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/projects; work independently and take initiative; analyze data and make recommendations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others. Position requires working knowledge of Windows-based spreadsheets and data bases such as Excel and Access, plus Microsoft Word.  

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Celine Sarapuddin
    (213) 620-2195
  • 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) 324-5482
  • 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.

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)