Closing Date: 6th December, 2023


Job Description and Duties:
This position offers hybrid telework options. When reporting to the office, work location of this position offers FREE parking, is near Folsom Lake and Historic Downtown Folsom, close to walking trails, shopping and eateries.

Under the direction of the General Counsel, performs a wide range of legal assignments within the Legal Unit. Must develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with clients, colleagues, public, and stakeholders as well as act with a high ethical standard.

To apply as a list candidate for the vacancy, you must first attain list eligibility by taking the Attorney exam located at the link below.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. (

Minimum Requirements:
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Attorney (

Additional Documents
  • Job Application Package Checklist (
  • Duty Statement (

Department Information:
The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) is a self-supporting state agency that provides productive work opportunities and job skills to incarcerated individuals to reduce recidivism and increase public and prison safety.

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In the event of a medical state of emergency CALPIA will follow Public Health Orders issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and issue departmental directives which may include guidance from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Healthcare Services.

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Special Requirements:
The position(s) require(s) a(n) Membership in The California State Bar. License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Upon a conditional job offer, the selected candidate will be required to clear live scan, a tuberculous (TB) test, and physical (if applicable).

This position is subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing pursuant to 2 CCR 599.960.

Employment information on the STD 678 MUST be complete with hours worked, dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors. Failure to submit a completed STD 678 may result in you being screened out. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. Please indicate the classification and position number in the 'EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING' section of your application, failure to provide this information may result in elimination from the hiring process. Resumes are welcome but do not take place of the STD 678. Incomplete applications received may not be considered.

Employees new to CALPIA will be required to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO) prior to starting work within an institution or Central Office. NEO is 4.5 days (36 hours), and will be conducted at the Green Valley Training Center in Folsom, CA. New employees traveling 50 miles or more from their home address or headquarters location to attend NEO will receive a travel advance sufficient for meals, incidentals, and travel accommodations for the duration of NEO. Any questions or concerns regarding NEO training can be addressed during the interview process.

Desirable Qualifications:
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:

Research; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to legal problems; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare and present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; prepare correspondence and memoranda involving the explanation of legal matters; draft opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and legislation; negotiate effectively and conduct crucial litigation; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, organizations and maintain the confidence and respect of others; independently present difficult and complex cases before Administrative Law Judges; prepare, present, and handle legal cases; direct the work of clerical and professional assistants; edit written documents written by oneself, as well as those produced by others, for accuracy and effectiveness; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; reason logically; exercise good judgment; effectively plan and engage in discovery, including depositions and interrogatories, and to compel production or attendance of/at same; independently prepare and present difficult and complex cases before boards, commissions, trial courts, and appellate courts; independently present difficult and complex cases before administrative bodies.

Additional desirable qualifications:
  • Experience drafting responses to legal research
  • Experience working in public or private sector performing legal work (including externships or internships)
  • Experience with contracts as an attorney, intern, or extern
  • Volunteer work/community service

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR ( website and the CalPERS ( website.

Contact Information
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 358-2696

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 597-6215
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.

Location of Position(S)
Central OfficeLegal Unit
560 East Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Statement Of Qualifications
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely. It should be typed in 12-Point Arial Font and be no more than one page in length.

Describe how your education, work experience, skills, and abilities have prepared you for the Attorney I position at the California Prison Industry Authority. Reference the position duty statement and desirable qualifications to draft your response.

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.