Health, Education and Welfare Litigation Attorney
California Department of Justice
DOJ’s Education and Welfare section (HEW) is looking for seasoned
litigators (and those desiring to develop litigation skills) to
join it’s team! HEW attorneys represent over 30 state agencies
that administer a multitude of state health, education and
welfare programs. HEW attorneys routinely practice before state
and federal trial and appellate courts.
This is a fast-paced litigation section that handles trials, writ proceedings, and complex class actions. Our attorneys handle all phases of litigation and carry a varied caseload. Much of HEW casework involves defending against challenges to the Medi-Cal program (e.g., constitutional challenges to reimbursement rates, complex provider audits and suspensions); the practices and policies of state mental hospitals and developmental centers; statewide educational programs (e.g., monitoring of English Language Learners, audits of public educational funds); and public health issues such as the defense of nursing home citations.
- 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-186578) 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 often includes politically sensitive, high profile, and complex litigation. Superior research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
- Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills when interacting with clients and members of the public. Well-organized and detailed oriented, with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic. Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to handle a large caseload, meet deadlines, and maintain professionalism under pressure. Interest in health, education, and welfare policy is desirable.
In order to formally apply you’ll need to submit your application through the following link: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=186578.