Closing Date: 14th July, 2022
Job Description and Duties
Are you an attorney looking to make a difference by fighting for justice for nursing home residents? Are you a civil litigator looking to gain courtroom and trial experience? If your answer is yes, then this is the position that has it all.
The Health, Education, and Welfare Section (HEW) seeks attorneys with a deep commitment to public protection, rewarding public interest work, and a desire to protect residents of nursing homes.
HEW attorneys represent the Department of Public Health in civil superior court litigation against licensed skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes that violate laws regarding patient care. This important and challenging work is sensitive, and calculated to protect some of the State’s most vulnerable people.
In preparing for vigorously contested court trials, HEW deputies analyze medical records, conduct all forms of discovery, and work with nursing investigators, expert and lay witnesses, and patients. Deputies also work closely with Department of Public Health nursing evaluators and staff counsel to negotiate settlements that protect the public.
You will work in a congenial environment while performing meaningful work on behalf of the State of California.
- A fingerprint check will be required.
- Must be willing and able to work a full-time schedule which may exceed a 40 hour week when operational needs require.
- Deputies must be active members of the California State Bar.
- Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-313748) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your STD 678 State Application.
- Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
- DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.
- Please note that appointment to the DAG classification will be made using the Attorney examination. The Attorney and DAG III examination may be found on-line at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
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:
- Strong interest in and demonstrated aptitude for handling a caseload that requires trial skills (witness examination, evidentiary objections, opening/closing arguments, etc.), deposition skills (person most knowledgeable, expert, and lay witnesses), written discovery, and fast-paced litigation. Superior writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills. Excellent legal research skills and the ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form. A genuine interest in government employment, recent experience in civil, criminal, or administrative litigation, and a good working knowledge of the rules of evidence.
- The candidate should be able to handle a rigorous caseload under tight deadlines; the ability to work independently, while applying excellent legal judgment; proficiency in electronic case management and time keeping; and the ability to produce high quality work. Candidates should be well organized, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude, and be team-oriented, as well as have an excellent work ethic and strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
- Finally, we value having a team diverse in viewpoints and life experiences because it enhances the quality of our legal work, and ultimately allows us to best represent our clients.
Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=313748