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Department of Industrial Relations
Oakland, CA, United States
4 days ago
Department of Industrial Relations
Oakland, California, United States
4 days ago


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Interested in public service? Come work for the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, and put your law career to great use working in a diverse array of interesting subject areas, learning new skills and new areas of the law, and working with nice colleagues. This is a posting for an entry-level Attorney (Range A-D) position in the "Office of the Director Legal Unit" (fondly called "OD Legal") within the Department of Industrial Relations, headquartered in our Oakland office.
Under the direction of the Chief Counsel and Assistant Chief Counsels, Attorneys (Range A-D) ("Attorney I's") represent the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Department, and division chiefs and managers in a variety of subject areas within the responsibility and jurisdiction of the Department, which are broadly in the labor and employment area. Responsibilities include, among others, representing the Director of DIR in a special type of workers’ compensation cases involving trust funds administered by the Director (SIBTF, UEBTF and DWD), representing the Department in internal DIR personnel and labor and employment matters, and providing legal advice and representation in public works, prevailing wages, Public Records Act, litigation, and other matters concerning a wide variety of legal issues that may arise in the operation of the Department.
This is a full-time position located in the Department of Industrial Relations, Office of the Director Legal Unit ("OD Legal"). Employees in this position work in an office environment, have their own offices, work at desks, and are required to work extensively on computers as necessary for the drafting of letters, briefs and other documents, and for research, email communication, file review, training and other purposes. Attorneys are expected to handle their own word processing, and secretarial support is generally limited to the finalization and filing process. This position requires occasional in-state travel, either locally, or for one to two-night stays at other locations within California, based on assignments, and as determined according to the needs of the Department. This is a full-time, Monday through Friday, position. Attorneys are expected to work all hours as necessary to accomplish their assignments, and although they will generally average a 40-hour week, longer work hours may occasionally be required. There is some flexibility as to the specific work schedule, which will be determined after hire in consultation with the Chief Counsel or Assistant Chief Counsel.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Attorney I's are entry level attorneys who are assigned progressively more difficult professional legal work as their experience level increases. Attorney I's are not expected to have any prior substantive knowledge in the subject areas of the Department, but are expected to be able to perform competently as an entry level attorney, and to be capable of learning new material and skills and to grow and develop their professional abilities over time, commensurate with years of experience.
Essential functions of this position are to accomplish assigned legal work as outlined in the Duty Statement, under supervision and seeking instruction and guidance as necessary; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as required for the specific job duties, including by drafting correspondence and legal briefs; to appear in workers' compensation administrative proceedings as assigned; to appear in other civil and administrative court proceedings, as assigned; to communicate in a professional, respectful and productive manner with opposing counsel, clients, stakeholders, colleagues, and the public; to travel as necessary and as assigned; and to demonstrate good judgment and act with high ethical standards.
The ability to travel for a short duration (one to two days) is required for this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60966151
  • Location:
    Oakland, California, United States
  • Position Title: Attorney
  • Company Name: Department of Industrial Relations
  • Practice Setting: Economic Development
  • Role: Attorney
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $83,748.00 - $126,864.00 (Yearly Salary)

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