DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT
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|DEPARTMENT:||DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE||RELEASE DATE:||Monday, February 13, 2012|
|POSITION TITLE:||Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Civil Law||FINAL FILING DATE:||Tuesday, February 28, 2012|
|CEA LEVEL:||Chief Assistant Attorney General, C.E.A. (5700)||EXTENDED FINAL FILING DATE:||Wednesday, February 29, 2012|
|SALARY RANGE:||$10,872.00 - $12,225.00 / Month||BULLETIN ID:||11222011_3|
Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Attorney General, the Chief Assistant Attorney General will plan, organize, manage, and direct the work of the Division of Civil Law in the Office of the Attorney General. This position is responsible for directing and coordinating the legal work, including litigation of six area offices of the Attorney General which relate specifically in the areas of Government; Employment and Administrative Mandate; Health Quality Enforcement; Health, Education and Welfare; Tort and Condemnation; Business and Tax; Licensing; and Correctional Law. Assist the Attorney General and the Chief Deputy Attorney General in policy development and directing the implementation of policies. Monitor and address budgetary matters – supervise the preparation of the division’s annual budget. Interact with the Division's agency clients. Advise the Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and other elected State officials and agency heads on matters of civil law and policy. Assign personnel and fiscal resources of the division through subordinate staff. Evaluate the performance of personnel and take or recommend appropriate action. Participate in executive staff meetings to discuss and resolve statewide issues relating to the Office of the Attorney General and direct informational activities within the division. Review and approve opinions prepared for issuance by the Attorney General. Act for the Attorney General, as assigned, in meetings with legislators, department heads, and court officials.
Membership in The State Bar of California. (Applicants must have active membership in The State Bar before they will be eligible for appointment.) and Experience: Either
1. One year of experience performing the duties of an Assistant Attorney General II, C.E.A., or two years performing the duties of a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the California state service; or
2. Broad and extensive experience (more than ten years) in the practice of law* in the California state service of which at least five years must have been in a class with substantially the same level of duties and responsibilities as those for the class of Deputy Attorney General I in the California state service; or
3. Broad and extensive experience (more than five years) in the private practice of law*, or in a legal capacity in the Federal service, or in the service of a California city or county, of which at least three years must have involved responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of a large law office or, in a division of a large law office, the work of a group of attorneys practicing in specialized fields of law.
*Experience in the "practice of law" or "performing legal duties" or "legal experience" is defined as only that legal experience acquired after admission to The Bar.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Ability to: Perform research; plan and direct the activities of a technical staff and coordinate the legal work of the Department;analyze difficult and complex legal problems, and apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts; present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; analyze and draft proposed legislative measures; prepare or direct the preparation of administrative reports; win the confidence and respect of members of the legal profession, public officials and other persons contacted in the work; speak effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's equal employment opportunity objectives.
• Ability to provide assistance to the Attorney General and the Chief Deputy Attorney General on policy development and direct the implementation of such policies in relation to civil law.
• Ability to provide advice to the Attorney General and other elected officials and agency heads on matters of civil law and policy.
• Knowledge of preparing and managing the division's budget and be able to assist in the budget presentation before Legislature.
• Knowledge of policies and operating practices of Attorney General's Office.
• Practical familiarity with administrative, trial court, and appellate court practice and procedures as they pertain to the sections' representation of their clients.
• Familiarity with personnel management.
• Demonstrated leadership ability, planning and supervisory skills, ability to interact positively and effectively.
A minimum rating of 70% must be attained to obtain list eligibility. Hiring interviews may be conducted with the most qualified candidates. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results. The result of this examination will be used only to fill the position of Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Civil Law, with the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Applications will be retained for twelve months.
The Results of this examination will be used only to fill this position.
All examination materials (Standard State Application, Resume and Statement of Qualifications) must be received by the Department of Justice by 5:00 PM on the final filing date. Examination materials personally delivered, received via US Postal Service, or any other delivery service after 5:00 PM on the final filing date will not be accepted.
Interested applicants must submit:
Applications must be submitted by the final filing date to:
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Personnel Programs/Testing and Selection Unit
P. O. Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Sandra Barela-Garcia | 916-322-6963 | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Part 2 of the "Examination Application." You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.
If you meet the requirements stated in this bulletin, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination described on this bulletin will be compared with the performance of others who take this test, and all candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.
The DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
Class specs: http://www.dpa.ca.gov/textdocs/specs/s5/s5700.txt