LAAC makes our legal aid job board available to every legal aid organization looking to recruit talented and committed staff. On rare case-by-case occasions, we also approve postings from the California Office of Attorney General when we believe the job will overlap with the critical work done by legal aid attorneys.
The work of the Land Law Section includes representing more than two dozen state agencies including the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). DHCD’s mission is to promote safe, affordable homes and strong vibrant communities throughout California.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Land Law Section, Deputy Attorney General III
The Land Law Section litigates cases and provides legal advice concerning lands the state owns or regulates. Its attorneys advise and represent state agencies that address the regulation of development, including coastal development and offshore oil drilling; conservation of environmentally sensitive habitats; tideland preservation; oil and gas exploration; high speed rail; the administration of state parks; and bankruptcy.
The section’s attorneys are specialists on laws pertaining to environmental land use and natural resource regulation, real property, the public trust doctrine, oil and gas development, and administrative procedure. The section represents a variety of agencies including the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission, the Department of Housing and Community Development, California’s land conservancies, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation.
The successful candidate will litigate all phases of cases in California and federal courts and will render legal advice on an ongoing basis to all clients and to the Attorney General. Travel is required.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
• These positions are located in the Division of Public Rights, Land Law Section, and may be filled in Sacramento (JC-143542), Oakland (JC-143713), San Diego (JC-143722), or Los Angeles (JC-143720). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the “Explanations” section of your State application.• DAG IV consideration – lateral transfers only.• 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 of Justice, please visit the Attorney General’s website at http://www.oag.ca.gov.
• A fingerprint check will be required for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.• Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.• Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-143542) 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.
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: 2/26/2019Who 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.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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 explaining qualifications for this position must be submitted.
- Other – A writing sample is required and must be submitted.
- Other -Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N
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.
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:
Candidates with a strong commitment to public service and to protecting California’s public land resources are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have civil litigation experience. Experience in bankruptcy is appreciated but not mandatory. Excellent research and writing skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills, are highly desirable. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent judgment and tact when interacting with client staff, take initiative, and be well-organized and detail-oriented. A background in public land matters or environmental law, including CEQA litigation experience, is highly desirable.
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
Jessica Tucker-Mohl, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
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:
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.