The California Department of Social Services, Legal Division, is recruiting to fill one permanent, full-time Legal Analyst/Legal Assistant position in its Oakland Enforcement Unit. Position will be filled at either the Legal Analyst or the Legal Assistant level. The Legal Analyst/Assistant provides paralegal support to the attorneys in the Legal Division. Duties include: drafting pleadings on complex issues; drafting settlement agreements; analyzing statutory and case law; and performing other work associated with trial preparation as needed. Must have the ability to analyze accurately and write effectively, and be able to work cooperatively with attorneys, other paralegals, support staff, licensing staff, law enforcement and protective agencies, and the public. Occasional travel for hearings or to meet with clients/ and or witnesses is required.
Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from candidates who are current state employees in a Legal Analyst or Legal Assistant equivalent classification and seeking lateral transfer, former state employees with reinstatement rights to this class, and from persons reachable on an eligible Legal Analyst or Legal Assistant examination list.
Interested applicants must submit a STD 678 (State Employment Application) by the final filing date. All applicants must clearly state the basis of their employment eligibility on the STD 678 in order to be considered. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Selected candidates will be subject to a criminal record background check clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hiring appointments will be subject to the state SROA/Surplus policies and procedures, and to the CDSS Departmental Restriction of Appointments (DROA) approval process.
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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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.