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Office of the Attorney General
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
Job Opportunity Bulletin - Public Rights Division
DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT:
June 13, 2014
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY:
June 30, 2014
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL (positions 1)
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
Day Shift [PSN: 420-435-5705-007]
Monday - Friday
The Environment Section handles a broad range of significant environmental matters on behalf of the Attorney General and the State of California. Assignments may include: conducting environmental litigation through all phases of state and federal courts; representation of the Attorney General in her independent capacity, pursuant to her statutory and common law authority to protect the environment; representation of state agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment; initiating environmental investigations; prosecution of environmental crimes on behalf of the People; close coordination with District Attorneys Offices, including joint prosecutions of both civil and criminal environmental cases; and the rendition of legal advice on an ongoing basis to client agencies and to the Attorney General. Section members enforce a broad variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Hazardous Waste Control Law, Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act), the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Unfair Competition Law.
Candidates are required to have had civil litigation experience in a court of law. They must be able to work under tight deadlines and pressure, and have a demonstrated ability and experience in developing litigation plans, and managing case loads. Candidates must possess excellent research and writing skills, as well as skill in oral advocacy and negotiations. Candidates must be well-organized and detail oriented, have a positive attitude, be a team player, and have an excellent work ethic. Candidates must be highly motivated to work in the area of environmental law on behalf of the Attorney General and the State. Environmental law background is desirable.
Failure to submit the following with your application package may result in elimination from the hiring process:
State Application (STD 678) - Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Explanation section located at the bottom of page one.
WHO MAY APPLY:
DOJ AND OTHER: Individuals who are currently in this classification, eligible for lateral transfer, reachable on a current employment list for this classification, or former state employees with reinstatement eligibility.
SROA/SURPLUS: Individuals with SROA/Surplus status. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their Surplus letter. Please visit CalHR's web site for more information on the SROA and Surplus programs.
ADDITIONAL JOB-RELATED INFORMATION:
The following is a list of additional features related to this job opportunity.
A fingerprint check will be required.
Associated ARC numbers: PRD-14-011
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, civil service rules, and the special trust placed in public servants.
An equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Employment provisions in the California Department of Human Resources' State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. Current or future Executive Orders relating to filling positions may also affect this process.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified may be interviewed. In order to ensure the most qualified candidate pool, applications received after the final filing date may be considered.
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