Under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner, the Legal Assistant provides paralegal and general support to the Deputy Commissioner and legal staff of the Office of Legislation and Policy, and coordinates a variety of legal and policy matters as follows: Acts as primary contact in receiving requests and gathering, sorting, and copying documents related to Public Records Act requests. Drafts and formats correspondence with the public and processes as needed; tracks due dates and ensures compliance with legal codes; assists with reviewing legal documents to determine whether they comply with requirements set forth in applicable legal codes; assists in reviewing responsive information for completeness and compliance; assists with training department staff and answers routine status correspondence. Acts as primary contact in receiving and processing administrative hearing decisions; gathers documents, tracks due dates, serves preliminary and final documents on parties; drafts and formats documents; prepares documents for posting on website; serves as firewall between enforcement counsel and reviewing counsel; answers routine status correspondence; and maintains files. Gathers and prepares administrative records and performs routine legal research to assist attorney in determining appropriate action; assists in preparing drafts of orders, decisions, memos, and other legal documents. Acts as primary contact in receiving, logging, tracking and closing internal and external legal opinion requests; coordinates with internal and external publishers; gathers factual information and performs routine legal research to assist assigned attorney; maintains and manages historical opinions; assists in preparation of correspondence, answers inquiries regarding status of opinions and department procedures.
• Experience in basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures and use of legal reference material.
• Ability to reason logically and analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action.
• Ability to write effectively and prepare reports and summary sheets.
• Ability to read and understand statutes, court decisions, legal documents, and similar material.
• Ability to work cooperatively with attorneys, clerical and technical staff, and the general public.
• Ability to explain the provision of law, procedures, and problems.
Who May Apply: State employees who are currently at the Legal Assistant level, those within transfer range, individuals with list eligibility who are reachable (in the top three ranks), or employees with Surplus or SROA status are encouraged to apply. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the Explanations section of the State application (STD. 678). For further information regarding the position, please contact Tammy Bakker at (916) 322-5826.
Where To Apply: Please include RPA #12-OLL0002 under the job title of the State application (STD. 678). Applications received without an RPA number MAY NOT be considered. Please mail your completed State application (STD 678) and resume to the Department of Corporations, Human Resources Office, 1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814 or e-mail your application and resume to email@example.com.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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