Agricultural Labor Relations Board

(Administrative Law Judge)

$8,638.00 - $10,865.00

Final Filing Date: 6/3/2018

Job Description and Duties

Hearing Officers serve as the ALRB's administrative law judges, hearing unfair labor practice cases, and bargaining representative election cases.  As an administrative law judge, the Hearing Officer I must be able preside successfully over an administrative hearing and timely issue a detailed written decision.  The Hearing Officer I serves under the general direction of the ALRB Board Members, Executive Secretary and Hearing Officer II.  

This is a limited-term position which is funded for two-year and may become permanent in the future.  The successful candidate does not need to reside in San Diego area as telecommute is an option for this position.  

Working Conditions

ALRB Hearing Officers must be willing and able to travel to different California locations to hear cases that may last for days or weeks.  The successful candidate may be eligible to telecommute.  

This position is eligible for National Judicial College 5% pay differential:  Incumbents who complete 20 hours of coursework related to administrative law adjudication may be eligible to a 5% salary differential. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-87270
Position #(s):
Working Title: Administrative Law Judge
$8,638.00 - $10,865.00 Eligible for National Judicial College 5% Differential
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The ALRB exercises jurisdiction over approximately 800,000 farmworkers and employers, providing collective bargaining rights to farmworkers that were specifically exempted from the coverage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935. The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board was created in 1975 to ensure peace in the fields of California by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in agricultural labor relations. Headquartered in downtown Sacramento with regional offices throughout the State, ALRB employees are committed to, and guided by, the principles of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, to “encourage and protect the rights of agricultural employees to full freedom of association, self-organization ... and to be free from interference, restraint, or coercion” (Labor Code § 1140.2).


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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: 6/3/2018

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:

Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Attn: Human Resources
1325 J Street, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources
1325 J Street, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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.
  • 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:

Experience as an administrative law judge or as an attorney conducting administrative hearings; familiarity with the California administrative law and evidence code, labor law, the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) and the ALRB regulations.  Experience conducting legal research including proficiency with Westlaw or Lexis; knowledge and experience related to issuing subpoenas and noticing depositions; knowledge of court and Board decisions interpreting the ALRA; knowledge of court and Board decisions interpreting the National Labor Relation’s Act as it relates to the ALRA; court decisions interpreting the powers of administrative law and the judicial review of administrative actions.  Must have the ability to:  perform research; analyses, appraise, and apply legal principles, evidence, and precedents to legal problems; make accurate summaries of evidence and prepare appropriate findings and conclusions of law and make recommendations based on such facts.  Conduct fair and impartial hearings in a manner that will obtain all pertinent evidence and secure confidence and respect; maintain a fair and impartial attitude of mind without bias or prejudice; speak confidently and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 651-7608
Hiring Unit Contact:
Santiago Avila-Gomez
(916) 651-7614

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) 651-7607
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.

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail