Under the direction of the Chief Counsel of the Office of the Director Legal Unit (OD-Legal), the Assistant Chief Counsels, Senior Counsel represent the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, the Department, and division chiefs and managers in a variety of subject areas within the responsibility and jurisdiction of the Department. Senior Counsel are expected to perform the more complex, novel, difficult and sensitive legal work of the unit, and to have a high level of experience, strong technical lawyering skills, and subject matter expertise in one or more areas of the Department's responsibility. Duties include but are not limited to: representing the Department, Director, or one of DIR's divisions in civil and writ litigation, including litigation involving constitutional issues; representing the Department in internal personnel matters; representing the Director of DIR in workers’ compensation cases involving special funds administered by the Director; analyzing requests for public works coverage determinations and drafting proposed decisions for the Director's review; serving as a hearing officer in appeals from assessments for prevailing wage violations and drafting proposed decisions for the Director's review; providing counsel on apprenticeship matters; analyzing and drafting recommended decisions in appeals from retaliation complaint investigations; providing analysis and advice concerning Public Records Act requests; analyzing and drafting proposed legislation; providing legal services with respect to contract matters involving the Department; drafting proposed regulations; and providing legal services on a wide variety of other issues that may arise in the operation of the Department.
Applications may be screened and only the most competitive will be invited for an interview. This advertisement will run until filled with the following cutoff dates for review of application: the first Monday & third Wednesday of each month.
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:
- Knowledge concerning the work of the Department, labor and employment law, wage and hour law, and workers’ compensation law.
- Prior experience serving as counsel to a public agency.
- Prior experience writing and filing briefs in the California Court of Appeal and/or California Supreme Court and/or federal courts.
- At least five years of civil litigation experience.
- Prior experience analyzing and working on legislation and/or administrative regulations.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to contribute to a collegial office environment.
- Proficiency in Word and other Microsoft applications.
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