Job Posting

Department of Justice



Final Filing Date: 10/19/2017

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-81957
Position #(s):
$8,856.00 - $11,361.00
$9,782.00 - $12,560.00
$10,333.00 - $13,188.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: Day
Work Week: Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Licensing Section.
  • DAG V – DOJ lateral transfers only.  Only those individuals currently in the DAG V classification will be considered.

  • 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.
  • Individuals who are new to State service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the Office of the Attorney General.  The process is described at

  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Job Description and Duties

Licensing Section (LS) deputies represent over three dozen state licensing agencies, both within and outside of the Department of Consumer Affairs, mainly in disciplinary actions filed against licensed professionals before the Office of Administrative Hearings. The duties of LS Deputy Attorneys General III include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Apply sound legal judgment and abide by professional ethics, handle all phases of complex, sensitive and difficult administrative litigation, including appeals from denials of applications for licensure, prosecution of disciplinary actions against licensees, interim suspension and relief cases, including PC 23 hearings; license reinstatement cases, probation modification and termination cases and injunctive proceedings against professional and vocational licensees and unlicensed individuals. 
  • Prepare for and represent agencies in several administrative hearings each month. 
  • Handle civil judicial review proceedings arising out of administrative litigation, including petitions for writ of mandate under CCP sections 1094.5 and 1085, and interlocutory writs and appeals. 
  • Handle other complex, sensitive and difficult civil matters, including subpoena enforcement and defense, arbitrations and complaints filed against client agencies in state and federal courts. 
  • Act in lead capacity in team assignments with other deputies and paralegals. 
  • Work with investigators to obtain and develop evidence. 
  • Advise client agencies on legal matters, including settlement options, expert and/or consultant needs, and strategy, as well as provide training to agency staff. May serve in role as liaison to an assigned Licensing client agency.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Deputies assigned to the Licensing Section are frequently required to travel to remote locations within the State, sometimes with little notice and sometimes overnight.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-81957) 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 (STD 678).
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Application. LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed.

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: 10/19/2017

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

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: Connie Lemus
Office of the Attorney General/Civil Law 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 (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.
  • Other -
    • Cover letter. 
    • Writing sample (recent briefs preferred).
  • 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:
  • Dedication to consumer protection, strong civil litigation background with expertise necessary to capably handle complex, sensitive and difficult work of LS on an independent basis for client agencies, and a working familiarity with principles of administrative and constitutional law, rules of evidence and the administrative adjudication process set forth in the California Administrative Procedure Act (Gov. Code section 11340 et seq.) are highly desirable. 
  • Possession of excellent research, writing and advocacy skills, exhibited by recent and frequent drafting of pleadings, motions and briefs; the ability to analyze difficult and complex legal problems apply precedents to new factual scenarios, and the ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form are highly desirable. 
  • Strong trial and oral advocacy experience, including recent and frequent experience conducting proceedings in administrative, trial and appellate courts, preparing for and representing clients in administrative hearings and/or civil or criminal trials, handling review of lower court actions through writs and appeals and successfully negotiating settlement of actions informally and in mediation or settlement conferences are highly desirable. 
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage a large caseload, handle cases independently and work primarily via computer with excellent computer skills (including electronic case management and electronic time keeping) in a multiple of programs is highly desirable. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills; ability to build and maintain good client relations; and the ability to interact positively and effectively with client representatives, subordinates, opposing parties and counsel, and all members of the Attorney General’s Office are highly desirable.

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Harinder Kapur, SDAG
    (619) 738-9407
  • 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 Information


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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
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Additional Documentation
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)