Job Posting

Department of Justice



Final Filing Date: 10/18/2017

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-83519
Position #(s):
$10,778.00 - $13,847.00
# 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, Environment Section.
  • This position will be filled in San Diego (JC-83519). 
  • 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 Environment Section handles a broad range of significant environmental matters on behalf of the Attorney General and the State of California. Section members enforce a broad variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Hazardous Waste Control Law, Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act), the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Unfair Competition Law. Under the general supervision of the Senior Assistant Attorney General (SAAG), the Chief Assistant Attorney General (CAAG), the Chief Deputy Attorney General, and the Attorney General, the Supervising Deputy Attorney General directs and monitors the work of a team of Deputy Attorneys General, directly supervises paralegals, and directs the work of support staff; evaluates the performance of Deputy Attorneys General and paralegals; provides training to these attorneys and paralegals; handles general administrative matters; interviews and selects, or actively participates in the interview and selection process for, Deputy Attorneys General and paralegals; and personally performs the most difficult and complex legal work related to jury trials, bench trials, writs, appeals, and administrative hearings, which requires the highest level of independent judgment. Other duties may include, but are not limited to; acting as the lead attorney on a trial team assigned to the most difficult and complex cases, and conducting or supervising special investigations of the most sensitive or difficult nature.

Special Requirements

  • JC-83519 must be clearly stated in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your state application.
  • LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed on the application.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located at the bottom of page one on your state application.
  • A fingerprint check will be required for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.

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: 10/18/2017

Who May Apply

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply as selection is limited to internal candidates initially. Individuals with eligibility who are not internal candidates may only be considered in the event no internal candidates apply.

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: Cheryl Fairman (JC-83519)
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 (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 -
    • A cover letter 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:
Incumbents should be able to demonstrate good judgment and tact when interacting with staff and clients, have initiative, have strong organizational skills, be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, have the ability to work under pressure and work effectively with all levels of staff, and be creative and resourceful problem solvers. Knowledge of bargaining unit MOUs, civil service laws and rules, office procedures, and disciplinary process preferable. Knowledge and experience with California and federal environmental law is preferable.

Must be present in the office, during regular business hours, at least nine out of every ten working days. On any alternate work day, must be available by telephone to address any departmental emergencies.

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Sally Magnani, Senior Assistant Attorney General
    (916) 210-7783
  • 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.

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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
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Additional Documentation
Class Specification(s):
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)