Closing Date: 24th July, 2024


Job Description and Duties:
This Job Control is a re-advertisement of JC-432785 and JC-435779. If you have previously applied, your application is being considered and you do not need to re-apply

A Government Entity is recruiting for one permanent, full-time, Attorney III position within the Enforcement Division. Position to be located in the Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.

Under the general direction of the Attorney, Assistant Chief Counsel of the Enforcement Division, the Attorney III performs with close supervision the investigation and prosecution of more complicated and sensitive litigation under all the laws under DFPI jurisdiction, consisting mostly of administrative matters and will include research, drafting of pleadings, preparation and argument of motions, discovery, settlement negotiations and conferences, hearings and trials, post-trial proceedings, and appellate level briefs and hearings relating to the administrative matters.

Cases will include the issuance of Orders for violations of the law, actions to bar, suspend, revoke, censure and deny companies and individuals that are applying for or have licenses, actions to void loan transactions and to levy administrative penalties and obtain restitution for consumers and investors that have lost funds. Will issue subpoenas to banks and companies to obtain information necessary in the investigation of a case, preparing writs of mandamus and appellate pleadings.

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

Working Conditions:
Sacramento Location: The Sacramento office will be relocating from our current Arena Blvd. location to the brand new state-of-the-art May Lee State Office Complex in Sacramento's River District by Spring of 2025.

San Francisco Location: The San Francisco office is located in the heart of the financial district within walking distance to BART and restaurants.

Los Angeles Location: The Los Angeles office is located in the heart of the downtown financial district within walking distance to restaurants, transit, multiple parking options.

San Diego Location: The San Diego office is located in the heart of Mission Valley, within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

Special Requirements:
Conflict of Interest
This position is subject to Title 10, 250.30 of the California Code of Regulations, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's Conflict of Interest Regulations, the incumbent is required to submit a Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of assuming office, annually by April 1st and within 30 days of leaving office.

Application (Std. 678) must be completed in detail to demonstrate the quality and breadth of work experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

Please see the attached Class Specification. All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification they are applying for. Minimum qualifications (MQ's) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the MQ's of the classification, the applicant will not be considered and may be withheld from the eligible list.

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:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with a team and work independently to complete work assignments.
  • Experience analyzing facts to law and determining and recommending appropriate action (e.g. large restitution awards, large penalty awards, extensive injunctive relief, receiverships, temporary restraining orders, other ancillary relief, license revocation, bar, prison) in civil, administrative or criminal prosecutions.
  • Has a working knowledge of the laws under the jurisdiction of the DFPI, and Rules of Evidence.
  • Applicants ability to analyze a case file e.g. investigative reports, discovery materials, administrative record) to determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to manage an active caseload.