Under the general supervision of the Chief Counsel and the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Counsel or an Assistant Chief Counsel, the incumbent is responsible for providing legal support for the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) in collective bargaining, contract administration, statutory interpretation, mediation, fact finding, and litigation of disputes arising under the In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Act (IHSS Labor Act). The incumbent will also advise and represent CalHR and client agencies in sensitive and complex labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges before the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) concerning employer-employee relations under the Dills Act for state employees; adverse actions before the State Personnel Board; administrative hearings involving non-merit appeals; appeals before the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, wage and hour matters, discrimination issues, and other civil litigation in state and federal courts.
The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to independently and effectively analyze legal principles and precedents and apply them to difficult legal and administrative problems. The successful candidate has the ability to exercise discretion and is able to handle hearings and analyze and advise client departments on issues of first impression. The successful candidate also demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills, and is able to travel statewide to attend bargaining sessions, meet with IHSS stakeholders at all levels, and represent the department in IHSS matters including mediation, fact finding, and administrative and civil litigation. Experience in labor, employment and administrative law is desirable.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Individuals with eligibility (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement) for the classification of Legal Counsel, Labor Relations Counsel I or II, or Attorney are encouraged to apply. SROA/Surplus employees are also encouraged to apply. After an initial screening of applications, only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview.
Submit a completed State application (STD. 678) to the name and address below. Please write Position #363-405-6093-001 on the application and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the job title section. SROA and surplus candidates must submit a copy of their letter with their application. Failure to provide this information may result in automatic disqualification from the hiring 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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