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JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – San Francisco, CA

Date posted: September 14, 2020

The San Francisco Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission has one opening for an attorney within the Enforcement staff.  Applicant must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicant must have two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, including one year of experience in securities litigation, complex business litigation or federal financial regulatory matters.  Duties of an Enforcement staff attorney include investigating possible civil securities law violations, developing evidence, recommending actions to the Commission, drafting pleadings and leading, co-chairing, or assisting trials and administrative proceedings.

Salary range is $123,070 to $206,439 DOE.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

Application deadline is September 25, 2020.

Mail resume to Elena Ro at:  US SEC, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2800, San Francisco, CA 94104; or email your resume and/or any questions you may have about the job or hiring process to:  SFROHiring@sec.gov.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: September 10, 2020

Summary

OEC oversees compliance with Federal ethics law, Government Wide Standards of Conduct, related federal statutes, Office of Government Ethics regulations and SEC requirements. OEC provides advice and policy guidance to present and former SEC employees on a variety of issues; personal and financial conflicts of interest, securities holdings and transactions by SEC employees and their immediate families, gifts, seeking and negotiating other employment, outside activities, and financial disclosure.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a senior management compliance attorney providing direction and oversight for a staff serving as the legal counsel for the area of business and personal ethics.
  • Oversees and supervises the agency’s Personal Trading Compliance System (PTCS).
  • Addresses questions of law concerning the SEC’s supplemental regulations.
  • Makes policy decisions so that legal advice, opinions, and determinations ensure the propriety of SEC actions, policies, practices, and positions under pertinent ethics statutory and regulatory provisions.
  • Supervises and leads the agency’s compliance testing program to ensure agency employees are complying with applicable SEC ethics regulations.
  • Audits and evaluates compliance of SEC personnel through review of brokerage statements, financial disclosure forms and PTCS data.
  • Maintains a high profile throughout the SEC in practicing and promoting preventive law by exercising exceptional initiative, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in foreseeing legal impediments and develops solutions to those impediments.
  • Ensures that SEC executive management is made aware of existing and potential legal issues and other legislation and regulations impacting the SEC ethics program and agency operations.
  • Ensures the fulfillment of requirements for a quality legal product and the continued development of subordinates to meet changing legal requirements and contingencies.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-17.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

SK-17: Applicant must have 4 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 3 year(s) of which includes the following:

  1. Providing advice and oversight of a formal ethics compliance program for a financial-industry organization;
  2. Developing policy guidance for the interpretation, and application of ethical and regulatory compliance requirements relative to a financial-industry organization’s personnel;
  3. Analyzing, interpreting, and applying ethics and compliance regulations and policies to resolve issues; and
  4. Preparing reports and briefing papers to senior management officials on ethics and compliance matters.

 

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577871700


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Date posted: September 10, 2020

The General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks attorneys with Intellectual Property experience and qualifications to join our Office of Litigation and Administrative Practice.

The Commission’s General Litigation attorneys handle a broad range of defense and legal advisory services on behalf of the Commission.  These duties include providing intellectual property advice and counseling and litigation services to support the SEC’s IT activities.  For example, the group has been working on a critical long term project involving a challenge of patent infringement against the SEC’s EDGAR XBRL filing system.  That matter is now in active litigation at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  The group also counsels the Office of Acquisitions and the Office of Information Technology on patent and contract terms involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation, private sector terms and conditions, and how to ensure SEC requirements are met in procurement actions.

The group also handles evolving issues of Internet usage, including its use as a platform for attempted fraud, impersonation and abuse.  It also handles issues involving SEC trademarks, such as “EDGAR” and “SEC.”

Applicants must possess a J.D degree and be an active member of the bar and in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicants must have a minimum of two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which is in the specialty areas.  Preferred experience includes patent experience and qualification, litigation experience and counseling experience. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to GCResumes@sec.gov. Questions: call Allan Capute (202) 551-5122.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: September 7, 2020

Summary

This position is in the Division of Corporation Finance, Disclosure Management Office (DMO) located in Washington, DC.

If selected, you will serve as an Attorney-Adviser in the DMO responsible for a broad range of assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with interoffice projects between CF’s Disclosure Review Program and other CF and SEC organizations, such as the EDGAR Program Office, Office of General Counsel, and other Divisions;
  • Supporting the development of processes and policies that resolve and/or modernize long-standing issues related to the Disclosure Program.
  • Managing projects and to ensure that they are consistent with Division and agency goals, and assisting with Disclosure Program change management initiatives.
  • Monitoring potential rule changes, identifying their potential impact on current processes and systems, engaging the appropriate stakeholders, and coordinating the implementation of necessary updates.
  • Responding to and resolving unexpected developments and challenges relating to disclosure document filing and processing; and executing special projects within the Disclosure Management Office.
  • Providing expert legal advice and assistance for issues or legal problems typically involving controversial and sensitive matters related to statutes administered by the Division.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-14: Applicant must have three year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two year(s) of which includes: (1) providing legal advice, counsel, and recommendations to management on agency policies or programs; (2) independently preparing or reviewing public company SEC filings; and (3) familiarity with EDGAR filing requirements and SEC technology.

 

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577372500


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: September 6, 2020

Summary

The Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair, orderly, and efficient markets. The Division regulates the major securities market participants, including broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (such as stock exchanges, FINRA, and clearing agencies), and transfer agents.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Counsel is responsible for assisting the Chief Counsel with managing a program that renders legal advice and interpretations concerning: provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, securities trading, market practices and underwriting, distribution, purchase and sale of securities, sales practices, and definitions of a security; drafts, comments upon and reviews legislative proposals that bear upon the work of the Division; drafts and reviews proposed Commission rules under the Act; provides technical and legal advice concerning market professionals and the securities markets to formulate policy and rule making. The incumbent also serves as a liaison with other federal and state government agencies, and Congressional committees and subcommittees. These functions often involve important and difficult international questions.

Typical duties include:

  • Assisting the Chief Counsel with directing the work of the organization, providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  • Maintaining liaison with the Federal Reserve Board and other agencies by reviewing regulations adopted by the Board under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and enforced by the Commission to determine legal or technical problems involved.
  • Maintaining liaison with FINRA and State securities regulators on matters involving sales practices, investor protection, and broker-dealer regulation generally.
  • Providing expert advice and guidance on the most challenging agency issues or problem areas. Representing the agency on inter-agency councils and/or government-industry teams.
  • Contacting, advising, and collaborating with high-ranking officials, such as agency heads, top congressional staff officials, state executives, legislative leaders, and/or executives of comparable private sector organizations.
  • Assessing the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and/or proposed legislation, standards, regulations, and/or policies in order to develop, review, and/or approve high-level policies that have a broad impact on significant agency programs and/or mission areas.
  • Planning and managing broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Program-related activities include program strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, and resource management. Reviewing and evaluating organizational activities and advising senior management regarding the accomplishments and evaluation of program goals.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SO-02.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two year supervisory/managerial trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree (Note: Official Transcripts will be required before entry on duty.) –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SO-01: The applicant must have four years of post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney; three years of which include:
  1. Providing legal advice in the areas of broker-dealers, derivatives products, securities trading practices and markets, securities market operations;
  2. Knowledge and experience applying the federal securities laws and rules, particularly those applicable to broker-dealers self-regulatory organizations, securities exchanges, and derivatives products; AND
  3. Knowledge of statutes administered by the Commission, as well as the rules and regulations administered thereunder, Commission policy and Commission and court decisions;

 

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577489200


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: September 6, 2020

Summary

The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) responds to questions, complaints, and suggestions from members of the public. Tens of thousands of investors contact the SEC each year using the agency’s online forms or our hotline to ask questions on a wide range of securities-related topics, complain about problems with their investments or their financial professionals, or suggest improvements to the agency’s regulations and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts research, reviews and analyzes a variety of documents related to investor complaints and questions, and develops recommendations to resolve problems in assigned area of specialization.
  • Serves as a legal adviser to the Office of Investor Assistance within the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
  • Provides assistance within assigned area of responsibility, responding to complex and difficult questions related to securities regulation and SEC operations, and addressing issues and problems encountered by individual investors.
  • Researches and ensures that the Office’s informal guidance is appropriate under federal securities laws and consistent with the range of federal and state legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements.
  • Responds to questions and inquiries on matters of law, procedure, or policy relative to Office policies and/or on-going cases from individual investors and the public.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes: applying and interpreting relevant regulations, principles, decisions, statutes, and case law to specific issues, fact patterns or problems related to the federal securities laws.

 

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576626100


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH IRS – Multiple Locations

Date posted: August 31, 2020

THE CHIEF COUNSEL HONORS PROGRAM

  • Highly competitive program available primarily to third-year students, graduating Tax LLM students, and judicial clerks.
  • Open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or experience relevant to the work of Chief Counsel
  • Appointments are made at GS-11, Step 8 for JD applicants, and at GS-12, Step 4 for LLM applicants. If you are not a licensed attorney when you join our Honors Program, you will initially be brought on board as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and demonstration of satisfactory employment during the interim period, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position.
  • Positions are available in our offices nationwide and are subject to a three-year commitment

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Honors Program

  • Eligibility is limited to law students who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 and recent law school graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of law school graduation. Eligibility preserving activities are full-time activities starting after law school graduation that can preserve a law school graduate’s eligibility for the Honors Program. The following are eligibility preserving activities: judicial clerkships, tax or accounting-related graduate programs (including Tax LL.M. programs) or qualifying legal fellowships. Qualifying legal fellowships must have a formal sponsor (e.g., a public service organization, a foundation, a bar association, a corporation, a law school, etc.), an established legal mission (e.g., purpose, type of work), and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied to the fellowship. Fellowships must also be of fixed duration (“bridge the gap” fellowships that require fellows to continue to seek other employment and terminate when the incumbent secures permanent legal employment do not qualify). Breaks between consecutive eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days. Participation in the eligibility preserving activity must be active through at least December 1 of the application year (may run later). Law school graduates who received their J.D. prior to October 1, 2017 are ineligible.
  • For JDs: Top 25% class rank or minimum GPA of 3.35 is required (if the school does not provide class rank or GPA at the time a selection is made, a minimum LSAT of 160 is required)
  • For Tax LLMs (including JD/Tax LLMs) who have completed any Tax LLM coursework: must satisfy the JD class rank requirement above or have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the Tax LLM program (if the Tax LLM program does not provide GPA, a minimum LSAT of 160 is required);
  • Must attend an ABA accredited law school; and
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

 

Attributes of an Ideal Candidate

  • Special high-level recognition for academic excellence in law school, such as selection to Order of the Coif or receipt of the American Jurisprudence Award in related courses; or top grades in tax or related course work (e.g., “A” grades in tax courses);
  • Evidence of background or experience in the position to be filled, such as taking relevant law school classes (e.g., tax law, bankruptcy/debtor creditor law, administrative law) or relevant legal or tax experience (e.g., tax legal experience) or relevant tax volunteer experience (e.g., VITA, Tax Clinic);
  • Work or achievement in the law school’s law review or other recognized law journal;
  • Winning a moot court or mock trial competition or membership on a moot court or mock trial team

 

Three-Year Tenure Commitment

  • As a newly appointed attorney, you will be expected to remain with the Office of Chief Counsel for a period of three years, unless released from your employment commitment. This is due in part to recognize the significant amount of time and money that the Office of Chief Counsel invests in training new attorneys to become proficient in the law. The first year of your three-year commitment is part of a trial period during which you may resign without requesting a release.

 

When Honors Program positions become available, they can be viewed here.

Additional information on applying for these positions is available here.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH IRS – Multiple Locations

Date posted: August 31, 2020

THE CHIEF COUNSEL SUMMER LEGAL PROGRAM

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Summer Legal Program provides exposure to the Office by enabling law students to work under the supervision, and with the assistance of, experienced tax lawyers. The training and work experience provide developmental assignments and helps prepare law students for a career as a tax lawyer and gives them an excellent view of what the practice of law is like at the Office of Chief Counsel. In the National Office, law students typically take part in a variety of educational and social events. It is anticipated students will work for us the full summer. The target start date for this position is summer 2021. This program has been established in accordance with 5 CFR 213.3102(r). Compensation for this position is at the GS-9, Step 1 level. Offers of full-time employment with our Honors Program may be made to law students at the conclusion of the Summer Legal Program.

Eligibility for the Summer Legal Program

Current law students who have completed at least one full year of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply (part-time law students must be currently attending law school and have completed the equivalent of one year of full-time study by the application deadline). Most applicants participate the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who enter a judicial clerkship or tax or accounting-related graduate program (including a Tax LL.M. program) may participate the summer following graduation prior to the start of the judicial clerkship or graduate program. If you are applying for but have not yet accepted a judicial clerkship or been accepted into a tax or accounting-related graduate program, you should consider applying to both the Honors Program and Summer Legal Program. Applicants must be available to accept full-time post-JD employment by September 30, 2022 to be eligible. Minimum eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • For JDs: Top 25% class rank or minimum GPA of 3.35 is required (if the school does not provide class rank or GPA at the time a selection is made, a minimum LSAT of 160 is required)
  • Must attend an ABA accredited law school; and
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

 

Attributes of an Ideal Candidate

  • Special high-level recognition for academic excellence in law school, such as selection to Order of the Coif or receipt of the American Jurisprudence Award in related courses; or top grades in tax or related course work (e.g., “A” grades in tax courses);
  • Evidence of background or experience in the position to be filled, such as taking relevant law school classes (e.g., tax law, bankruptcy/debtor creditor law, administrative law) or relevant legal or tax experience (e.g., tax legal experience) or relevant tax volunteer experience (e.g., VITA, Tax Clinic);
  • Work or achievement in the law school’s law review or other recognized law journal;
  • Winning a moot court or mock trial competition or membership on a moot court or mock trial team

 

When Summer Legal Program positions become available, they can be viewed here.

Additional information on applying for these positions is available here.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Miami, FL

Date posted: August 26, 2020

Summary

If selected, you will research applicable precedents and case laws in order to draft a variety of legal documents including but not limited to action memoranda which may recommend acceptance of a settlement offer; and investigative and litigation subpoenas.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts legal research on issues related to the incumbent’s assigned cases, using Lexis, Westlaw and other databases for legal information.
  • Researches specific case-related information in order to prepare and respond to discovery requests.
  • Performs administrative support duties, such as scanning, logging, distributing and filing electronic and paper documents following a strict document management protocol; working with outside vendors for document copying; creating and updating subpoena and document logs; taking notes in witness interviews; and preparing closed cases for archiving. Performs administrative support duties, such as making arrangements for travel, making arrangements for court reporters, preparing expense reports, and recording time and attendance.
  • Conducts any legal research necessary to develop questions that may or may not be relevant to the case; to establish and maintain an awareness of potential legal issues; and to ensure that non-public information is not divulged inappropriately.
  • Researches what specific laws may be applicable to a case, where to find specific information on certain types of documents, and what information to extract from documents, such as wire transfers from one account to another.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-11.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
SK-11: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-9 level:
(1) Researching and analyzing established case laws; and
(2) Assisting with preparation of a variety of legal documents and memoranda, managing investigative documents and case files including case-related data input, maintenance and data retrieval, and
(3) Using software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and online legal research tools.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

OR

LL.M., if related

OR

Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576989400


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Miami, FL

Date posted: August 26, 2020

Summary

If selected, you will serve as a paralegal specialist providing support and assistance to the legal work being performed in a trial/litigation office or a as paralegal supporting both litigation and investigative work.

Responsibilities

  • Performs extensive, specialized, independent research on complex legal and factual issues to locate appropriate data, legislative history, precedents, and policies having a bearing on specific legal issues.
  • Researches court rules in state and federal courts throughout the country where the Commission conducts litigation, as well as other agencies such as the Department of Justice, to ascertain the appropriate form, content, and due date of filings.
  • Provides paralegal support for the trial attorneys in drafting and reviewing pleadings, motions, briefs and memoranda of law, depositions of witnesses, compilation of discovery documents, and in the conduct of trials.
  • Researches and analyzes agency statutes, legal decisions, rulings, opinions, complex points of law, precedent cases, and administrative and judicial decisions or opinions.
  • Prepares replies to correspondence, researching specific problems when sources of information maintained for the purpose are inadequate, and coordinates proposed replies with the organizational units responsible for the areas of the law involved.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-12.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
SK-12: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-11 level: Specialized Experience Includes: 
(1) Researching the laws;
(2) Preparing legal documents and memoranda, managing investigative documents and casefiles;
(3) Using application software and online legal research tools; and
(4) Providing courtroom and pretrial litigation support that includes: preparing, analyzing, and processing legal documents, and utilizing electronic discovery and other electronic technologies to perform legal research or to assist at trial or other courtroom proceedings.

For more informations please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576989300


DIRECTOR OF MINING LEGISLATION REFORM INSTITUTE FOR ARMENIA – Yerevan, Armenia

Date posted: August 26, 2020

Toufenkian Foundation is looking for a Director of Mining Legislation Reform Institute for Armenia. It is a two-year appointment. Legal and legislative/lobbying experience is highly desirable. Salary commensurate with experience.

Director of Mining Legislation Reform Institute (MLRI) performs the following duties reporting to the President of the Board of Trustees of the Tufenkian Foundation:

  1. Based on existing research and analysis, as well as additional research/analysis as needed, develop a strategy and action plan of legislative and institutional reform in line with the aims of the project.
  2. Organize consultative meetings with stakeholders and conduct constructive public discussions and debates to inform legislative reform directions.
  3. Create a coalition of influential international organizations (e.g., World Bank, IFC, EBRD, ADB, etc.), foreign government representatives (e.g., US, UK, German, Canadian, Norwegian Embassies, etc.), individuals, etc. to unite behind this effort and use their respective and collective leverage to effectuate change.
  4. Work together with Armenian government officials to refine the proposals into legislation, and see them through the legislative process into law.
  5. Work together to create involvement of civil society, coordinating efforts of local NGO’s in the environmental sphere, creating a media component doing PR and education, and more as additional forces driving change.
  6. Actively engage in ongoing national initiatives to reform the mining sector.
  7. Prepare and implement the communication strategy for the MLRI.
  8. Be the public face of the MLRI, organizing and attending press briefings, writing news articles, opinion editorials, and similar pubic communication.
  9. Set up legislative watchdog function at CRM (Center for Responsible Mining at the American University of Armenia).
  10. Perform other related duties as required or assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  11. Legal experience is desirable.
  12. Legislative/lobbying experience would be a BIG additional plus.

 

Interested parties can write to TF Executive Director Raffi Doudaklian, at raffi.tcf@gmail.com


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC)

Date posted: August 12, 2020

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is looking to fill the following positions in its Chief Counsel’s Office. The CEC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Come play a critical role in improving the energy system – one that is clean, is modern, and ensures the fifth largest economy in the world continues to thrive. Become part of the team that is leading California to a clean energy future.

Transaction Unit, Attorney III (2 Positions, will also consider Attorney level)

Attorneys support Energy Commission staff in soliciting, selecting, and managing contracts, grants, and loans in areas such as energy efficiency, alternative and renewable vehicle fuels and technology, and energy research and development.

To Apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=210147

Final Filing Date: August 31, 2020

House Counsel Unit – Hearing and Policy Office, Attorney III (2 Positions, will also consider Attorney level)

Attorneys advise commissioners and staff on a variety of matters including ethics, open meetings, state governance, rulemakings, and conflict of interest. Attorneys will also serve as hearing officers in administrative adjudication proceedings for power plant licensing and amendments to licenses. The hearing officers make evidentiary rulings and draft decisions.

To Apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=210175

Final Filing Date: August 31, 2020

Hearing and Policy Office, Assistant Chief Counsel

Attorneys serve as hearing officers in administrative adjudication proceedings for power plant licensing and amendments to licenses. The hearing officers make evidentiary rulings and draft decisions.

To Apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=211583

Final Filing Date: August 28, 2020

For questions about the positions and how to apply, please reach out to Careers@energy.ca.gov.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC or New York, NY

Date posted: August 12, 2020

Summary

The Division of Enforcement is seeking applicants to fill the position of Chief, Office of Bankruptcy, Collections, Distributions and Receiverships (“BCDR”) within the Trial Unit. This position is located in Washington, DC or New York, NY.

Responsibilities

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in federal court or before an administrative law judge, and either litigates those cases to resolution or negotiates appropriate settlements. The Chief of BCDR will work closely with the Division’s Chief Litigation Counsel to oversee the process through which the SEC returns money to harmed investors – through distributions and the work of court-appointed receivers – and collects outstanding monetary judgments both in district court and bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, the responsibilities of this position include the conduct, supervision, coordination and evaluation for quality control of bankruptcy, receivership, collections and distributions aspects of investigations and of cases in the United States district court litigation and administrative proceedings conducted by the Headquarters office and the regional offices. As part of these responsibilities, the BCDR Chief will consult with teams across the Division to determine whether a receivership, a bankruptcy trustee or a distribution is the best mechanism for benefiting investors in any particular Enforcement matter. Moreover, the BCDR Chief will ensure that the Commission is well represented in court and in administrative proceedings with regard to bankruptcy, collections, distribution, and receivership matters, and that consistent positions are taken and quality representation is consistently provided on a prompt and efficient basis.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Working closely with the supervisory trial counsels for bankruptcy/receivership, collections and distributions, supervises and directs the Enforcement Division’s attorneys in BCDR. Counseling employees on administrative and technical matters. Assigning work based on program priorities and subordinates’ capability. Evaluating employee performance, resolving employee complaints, and effecting disciplinary measures as required. Recommending promotions and reassignments. Conducting all other related supervisory tasks.
  • Working closely with the supervisory trial counsel for collections, managing the Enforcement Division’s Collections program which interfaces with receivers appointed in SEC Enforcement cases, utilizing knowledge and ability in the field of debt collection and federal government collections litigation.
  • Working closely with the supervisory trial counsel for distributions, managing the Enforcement Division’s Distributions Program, and overseeing the development of distribution plans to courts governing the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains obtained by the Commission in its litigation.
  • Working closely with the supervisory trial counsel for bankruptcy and receiverships, managing bankruptcy investigations and litigation and helping coordinate the positions taken in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings with district court litigation.
  • Working closely with the supervisory trial counsel for bankruptcy and receiverships, managing the Division’s work in connection with seeking the appointment of receivers, as well as monitoring and coordinating with receivers.
  • Establishing and monitoring standards of quality control for the preparation of legal papers and documents used in administrative and court proceedings with regard to bankruptcy, collections, distributions and receiverships.
  • Managing the appropriate staffing of enforcement matters across the units specializing in collections, distributions and bankruptcy as necessary.
  • As a member of the top managerial group of the Division, actively participating in meetings involving all aspects of the division’s responsibilities. Making known his/her own views and opinions as to proposed courses of action and upon assignments by the Co-Director’s accepts responsibility for special phases or projects.

 

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SO-02.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two year supervisory/managerial trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
  • For consideration at the SO-2 level, you must currently hold a SO-2 position within the SEC.

 

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree (Note: Official Transcripts will be required before entry on duty.) –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

S0-01: Applicant must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the SK/GS-14 level:

  • (1) Applying knowledge and experience in interpreting Federal securities laws, and
  • (2) Conducting securities investigations and enforcement activities under the Federal Securities Acts relating to the anti-fraud, anti-manipulative, and other provisions of the Acts.

 

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Official Transcripts will be required at the time of appointment to verify educational eligibility.

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work history that is relevant to the specific position for which you applied.Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures.
  • Required, if applicable:Veteran’s documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)

 

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575792600


Criminal Justice Partner Training Liaison – Washingtom, DC

Date posted: August 7, 2020

Description

Position Title: Criminal Justice Partner Training Liaison
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Level:    GS-13 – $102,663 – $133,465
Period of performance: The period of performance for this contract is twelve (12) months from the date of award with four (4) optional one-year extensions.
Issuance Date: July 30, 2020
Closing date:    August 13, 2020
Closing Time: 3:00 PM ET
Solicitation Number:     PSC-20-057-INL
Job description:  See below

The Department of State is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services for the subject position under a personal services contract, as described in this solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

  1.  Form SF 171 (Completed and signed)
  2.  Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer your resume must include:
    a.    Paid a non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for any overseas experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
    b.    Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
    c.    Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s).
    d.    Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
    e.    U.S. Citizenship

Note: Resume must contain explicit information to make a valid determination that the candidate meets the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information needs to be clearly identified in the resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1.  Evaluation Factor document specifically addressing:  Each of the Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation below. Responses must be limited to 500 words per Evaluation Factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored.

Note: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Offerors are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have receive that are relevant to each Factor.

  1.  Professional References:  Three (3) names and contact information (phone and email) of current and/or previous supervisors to serve as professional references.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late offers will not be considered. Complete applications must be emailed to:

Dominique Chittum
U.S. Department of State
INL/EX/GAPP
ChittumDA@state.gov

For more details, please visit: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/8d1115c170624a4783eae2ee720c0215/view?index=&is_active=true&keywords=PSC-20-057-INL&page=1&sort=-relevance&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Atlanta, GA

Date posted: August 3, 2020

Summary

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements.

If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC.
  • Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.
  • Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions, evaluates documentary or testimonial evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws, and prepares litigation-related documents.
  • Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts.
  • Uses sound judgment to determine the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyze information to identify relationships and trends, and integrate and synthesize facts to reach reasonable conclusions.
  • Communicates with agency officials at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, staff in courts and private industry, and other agencies.
  • Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
  • Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems or involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy.
  • May participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-13: Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year(s) of which includes: 
  1. Analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues;
  2. Conducting significant investigations or litigation; and
  3. Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities law
  • SK-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes:
  1. Applying securities laws;
  2. Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws;
  3. Conducting civil cases in United States District Courts and administrative proceedings before administrative law judges; and
  4. Developing recommendations regarding securities laws.

 

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work history that is relevant to the specific position for which you applied. If you are an external candidate selected for this position, OHR will review your complete work history to establish your starting salary. If you are a current SEC employee selected for this position, the standard percentage increases will be applied (i.e., 6% for non-supervisory positions) if your selection results in a promotion. If your selection results in lateral movement (i.e. no change in grade) you will maintain your current salary. Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures. For external candidates: Information on how your resume will be used for pay setting purposes can be found here.
  • Required, if applicable: Veteran’s documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575049100


ATTORNEY ADVISER– Washington, DC

Date posted: August 1, 2020

Summary

The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers.

IM’s Chief Counsel’s Office is seeking to fill an Attorney-Adviser position in the Office in Washington, DC.

Typical Duties:

  • Provide formal and informal guidance to internal and external stakeholders relating to issues under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and other laws and regulations, including requests for no-action and interpretive letters issued by the staff of the Division.
  • Review and analyze applications for exemptive relief under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
  • Engage with staff in OCIE, Enforcement, and other divisions and offices on Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act matters, including potential violations of these Acts.
  • Analyze and assist on key strategic initiatives, including rulemaking, guidance, legislative and other initiatives relating to investment companies and investment advisers.
  • Assist Investment Management senior staff with the preparation of speeches and public presentations.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-13: Applicant must have two (2) year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, one (1) year(s) of which includes: providing legal advice relating to the Federal securities laws, statutes, rules and regulations, for example, those related to the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, and the Securities Exchange Act.
  • SK-14: Applicant must have three (3) years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) years of which includes: providing legal advice relating to the Federal securities laws, statutes, rules and regulations, for example, those related to Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, and Securities Exchange Act. Experience must include conducting reviews and analysis on issues to assure legal adequacy, sufficiency, soundness of action recommended or taken.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work history that is relevant to the specific position for which you applied. If you are an external candidate selected for this position, OHR will review your complete work history to establish your starting salary. If you are a current SEC employee selected for this position, the standard percentage increases will be applied (i.e., 6% for non-supervisory and 8% for supervisory positions) if your selection results in a promotion. If your selection results in lateral movement (i.e. no change in grade) you will maintain your current salary. Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures. For external candidates: Information on how your resume will be used for pay setting purposes can be found here.
  • Required, if applicable: Veteran’s documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

 

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574093400


SENIOR JUSTICE ADVISOR – Podgorica, Montenegro

Date posted: July 25, 2020

The Department of State is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services for the subject position under a personal services contract, as described in this solicitation. Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

  1.  Form SF 171 (Completed and signed)
  2. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer your resume must include:
    a.    Paid a non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for any overseas experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
    b.    Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
    c.    Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s).
    d.    Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
    e.    U.S. Citizenship

Note: Resume must contain explicit information to make a valid determination that the candidate meets the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information needs to be clearly identified in the resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1.  Evaluation Factor document specifically addressing:  Each of the Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation below. Responses must be limited to 500 words per Evaluation Factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored.

Note: The Evaluation Factors are worth 70 out of 100 points. Offerors are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have receive that are relevant to each Factor.

  1.  Professional References:  Three (3) names and contact information (phone and email) of current and/or previous supervisors to serve as professional references.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late offers will not be considered. Complete applications must be emailed to:

Dominique Chittum
U.S. Department of State
INL/EX/GAPP
ChittumDA@state.gov

For more details, please visit: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/d1be0f89b46646cf89b2ff0c414ebde7/view?index=&is_active=true&keywords=PSC-20-053-INL&page=1&sort=-relevance&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – San Diego, CA

Date posted: July 20, 2020

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a fulfilling and challenging career with one of the largest and most highly regarded law offices in California?  Are you seeking a job that provides an opportunity to work as part of a team while pursuing dynamic and thought-provoking cases?  If so, the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse may be the opportunity you are seeking.

The Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Deputy Attorney General III position performs complex legal work investigating and litigating cases of violations of the state False Claims Act (FCA), as well as other cases involving Medi-Cal fraud. The duties include developing strategic case plans; managing and developing investigations; handling discovery professionally and effectively; identifying and evaluating witnesses; performing challenging legal research in the areas of healthcare fraud and false claims act law, and communicating results thereof with effective writing and oral skills; coordinating efforts with other states’ Attorney Generals’ offices and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in joint investigations and actions. The DAG III also coordinates work with BMFEA Legal Analysts and BMFEA Investigative Auditors at all stages of investigations and litigation. The DAG III effectively manages document-intensive cases. Experience in and/or knowledge of health care fraud, the health care industry, the Medi-Cal Program, False Claims Act litigation (state or federal), and the pharmaceutical industry is helpful.

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Criminal Law, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Civil Prosecutions Team – San Diego.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.
  • If you’d like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email Recruiters@doj.ca.gov.

 

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • JC-207402 must be clearly stated in the “Examination or Job Title(s) for which you are Applying” section located on page one of your 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. Process is described at https://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • 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.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.

 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/5/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice

Attn: Courtney Tanner (JC-207402)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Courtney Tanner (JC-207402)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other – Cover Letter- is required and must be submitted.
  • Other – Writing Sample, consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief is required.
  • Other –

Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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:

Complex criminal or civil prosecution or defense trial experience; demonstrated ability and experience in developing case plans, managing case loads, and coordinating investigative activities, including case preparation and witness management. Experience in health care law, knowledge of the health care industry and the Medi-Cal program would be helpful. Demonstrated success as a team player who works well with others. Proven Self-starter and possesses and excellent work ethic. Highly positive attitude; possess an excellent work ethic and exercise a strong sense of professionalism; and be able to work independently and diligently.

For more details, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=207402 


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento or San Francisco.

Date posted: July 20, 2020

Job Description and Duties

Our Health, Education and Welfare section (HEW) is looking for seasoned litigators (and those desiring to develop litigation skills) to join our 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.

Department Information

  • This position is being re-advertised. If you previously applied for the job bulletin JC-201369, you do not need to reapply.
  • These positions are located in the Division of Civil Law, Health, Education & Welfare Section and may be filled in either Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento or San Francisco.  Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the cover letter.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • Appointments to the Graduate Legal Assistant class will be Limited Term and may become permanent based on Deputy Attorney General eligibility.
  • DAG IV consideration – lateral transfers only.
  • If you’d like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email Recruiters@doj.ca.gov
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

 

Special Requirements

  • 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-208674) 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.

 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/29/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice

Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-208674)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

ATTN: Marija Dokic (JC-208674)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other –
    • Cover Letter
  • Other –
    • Writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief, preferably written in the prior year, is required.
  • Other –

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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:

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.

For more details, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=208674


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – San Diego, CA

Date posted: July 20, 2020

Job Description and Duties

Cannabis Control Section (CCS) deputies represent state cannabis licensing and enforcement agencies in civil matters and license discipline actions, review proceedings of cannabis licensing agency decisions, and represent cannabis licensing agencies in related litigation. The duties of CCS Deputy Attorneys General III include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Handle complex, sensitive, and difficult civil matters, including prosecuting civil enforcement cases, and defending client agencies in state and federal civil actions.
  • Handle all phases of complex, sensitive, and difficult cannabis licensing litigation, including administrative hearings for appeals from denials of applications for cannabis licensure, prosecution of disciplinary actions against cannabis licensees, appeals of citations and cannabis license reinstatement, probation, modification, and termination cases; and review of cannabis licensing agency decisions, including through the California appellate courts.
  • Prepare for and represent agencies in administrative hearings.
  • Handle judicial review proceedings arising out of administrative litigation, through the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel and the California appellate courts.
  • Apply sound legal judgment and abide by professional ethics.
  • Work with investigators to obtain and develop evidence.
  • Advise client agencies on legal matters, including application and enforcement of cannabis laws and regulations, settlement options, expert and/or consultant needs, and strategy, as well as provide training to agency staff.

 

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Cannabis Control Section and will be filled in San Diego.
  • This position is being re-advertised. If you previously applied for the job bulletin JC-182711, you do not need to reapply.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • DAG IV consideration – lateral transfers only.
  • Individuals who are new to State service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • 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.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s webiste at www.og.ca.gov.

 

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-208198) 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.

 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/27/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice

Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-208198)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Marija Dokic (JC-208198)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other –
    • Cover letter is required.
  • Other –
    • Writing sample is required (recent briefs preferred).
  • Other –

Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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:

  • Dedication to consumer protection, strong civil and/or criminal litigation background with expertise necessary to capably handle complex, sensitive, and difficult work of the CCS on an independent basis for client agencies, and a working familiarity with principles of administrative and constitutional law, rules of evidence, and the administrative adjudication process set forth in the California Administrative Procedure Act (Gov. Code section 11340 et seq.) are highly desirable qualities.
  • Possess excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills, exhibited by recent and frequent drafting of pleadings, motions, and briefs; the ability to analyze difficult and complex legal problems, apply precedents to new factual scenarios, and present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form are highly desirable qualities.
  • Strong trial and oral advocacy experience, including recent and frequent experience conducting proceedings in administrative, trial, and appellate courts, preparing for and representing clients in administrative hearings and/or civil or criminal trials, handling review of lower court actions through judicial review, including appeals in the California appellate courts, and successfully negotiating settlement of actions informally and in mediation or settlement conferences are highly desirable qualities.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage a large caseload, handle cases independently, and work primarily via computer with excellent computer skills (including electronic case management and electronic time keeping) in a multiple of programs are highly desirable qualities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills; ability to build and maintain good client relations; and the ability to interact positively and effectively with client representatives, subordinates, opposing parties, and counsel, and all members of the Attorney General’s Office are highly desirable qualities.

 

For more details, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=208198


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – Sacramento County

Date posted: July 20, 2020

 Job Description and Duties

Deputies in the Business and Tax Section may represent state tax and business regulatory agencies in all phases of civil litigation and administrative mandamus proceedings in state and federal trial courts, including discovery, pretrial motions, and trials, as well as handle appeals from trial court judgments. Deputies also represent client agencies in bankruptcy matters, such as claim disputes, plan objections and adversary proceedings. The section’s major clients include the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Department of Insurance, and Bureau of Real Estate. Although they may represent state tax agencies, Business and Tax Section deputies are primarily litigators, not substantive tax specialists.  Many cases in the section present complex questions of first impression regarding constitutional rights or statutory interpretation with many millions of dollars in state revenue at stake. Strong legal analysis, writing and oral advocacy skills are essential.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-205842) 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. Process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • Must be able to travel, sometimes out of state.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/27/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice

Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-205842)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Attn: Marija Dokic (JC-205842)

1300 I Street 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other –
    • Cover Letter
  • Other –
    • Writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion or a meet and confer letter preferably written within the last two years
  • Other –
    • Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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:

Superior research, writing, and speaking skills.  Desire for continuing education and self-improvement.  Ability to work cooperatively with section members and clients, with a willingness to accept supervision. Ability to understand and effectively address clients’ needs and to work independently to manage a demanding, diverse caseload.  Civil litigation experience in state and/or federal courts, including bankruptcy courts; significant law and motion practice; appellate practice. Applicants should have an interest in constitutional law and statutory interpretation, as well as the ability to handle cases that have significant fiscal implications and precedential value.

A background in tax is not required.

For more details, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=205842


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: July 16, 2020

Summary

The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers.

IM’s Disclosure Review and Accounting Office is seeking to fill one Attorney-Adviser position in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

Typical Duties:

As an Attorney-Adviser in the Disclosure Review and Accounting Office of the Division of Investment Management, your work assignments may include any of the following tasks:

  • Review, analyze and provide comments on investment company and insurance company registration statements, investment company merger documents, proxy materials, tender offers and other filings from the standpoint of full disclosure and compliance with applicable form and other regulatory requirements.
  • Provide formal and informal guidance to internal and external stakeholders relating to issues under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and other laws and regulations.
  • Respond to public inquiries; provide legal and interpretive guidance on investigations and proposed enforcement actions, particularly with respect to the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
  • Assist Investment Management senior staff with the preparation of speeches and public presentations

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-13: Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year(s) of which includes: providing legal advice relating to the Federal securities laws, statutes, rules and regulations, for example, those related to the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, and the Securities Exchange Act.
  • SK-14: Applicant must have three (3) years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) years of which includes: providing legal advice relating to the Federal securities laws, statutes, rules and regulations, for example, those related to Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, and Securities Exchange Act. Experience must include conducting reviews and analysis on issues to assure legal adequacy, sufficiency, soundness of action recommended or taken.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

This announcement will remain open until July 24, 2020.

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573331500


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, D.C.

Date posted: July 14, 2020

Disclosure Review Program

We are currently accepting applications for attorney positions in the Division’s Disclosure Review Program.

The Division of Corporation Finance assists the Commission in executing its responsibility to oversee corporate disclosure of important information to the investing public. The Division’s staff routinely reviews documents that publicly-held companies are required to file with the Commission. The documents include registration statements; annual and quarterly filings; proxy materials sent to shareholders before an annual meeting; and filings related to mergers and acquisitions. These documents disclose information about the companies’ financial condition and business practices to help investors make informed investment decisions. Through the Division’s selective review process, the staff monitors compliance with disclosure requirements and seeks to improve the quality of the disclosure. The staff also provides companies with assistance interpreting the Commission’s rules and recommends to the Commission new rules for adoption.

For additional information about the work of Disclosure Review Program, please refer to the summary of our Filing Review Process.

The Division has openings for entry level and experienced candidates. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar, and have excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the statutes and regulations administered by the Commission, with a particular emphasis on the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are especially desirable.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documentation to CFResumes@sec.gov:

  • Attorney Appointment Application
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience – (optional)
  • Resume
  • Veterans Preference documentation – (if applicable)
  • Transcripts (Unofficial is acceptable. If hired, you will be asked to provide an official transcript.)
  • Documentation showing that you are an active member of the bar in good standing

If you meet the experience requirements of the position, you will receive an email asking you to respond to a written assessment. You will have five business days to submit your response once notified. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted directly by the hiring office.

For more details, please visit: https://www.sec.gov/corpfin/Article/corporation-finance-attorney-openings.html


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE – Washington, DC

Date posted: July 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 2,200 positions with 50 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2020 through 2021. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. For more information about how to apply, click here.

There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

Virtual interns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but virtual interns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes receive course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through Ph.D. candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or online, for certificate or degree programs.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE – Guatemala City, Guatemala

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for a Police Anti-Corruption & Institutional Development Advisor, located in Guatemala City, Guatamala.

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is under the Under Secretary for Democracy and Human Rights and works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems.

The purpose of this Personal Services Contract is to provide specialized anti-corruption, rule of law, and law enforcement expertise to develop the INL Guatemala Police Anti-Corruption and Institutional Development Program, and oversee all management aspects of the program (to include funding, training, equipment, accountability, and implementer performance).

This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

Read the vacancy announcement for more information, and to start the application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 16, 2020.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying.

We appreciate your interest in a personal services contract with the U.S. Department of State.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for a Visa/Immigration Attorney.

The Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services Directorate, Legal Office (CA/VO/L) at the U.S. Department of State, is now hiring attorneys with a minimum of two years of experience working with immigration laws related to eligibility for non-immigrant visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) status and admissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act. CA/VO/L provides legal advice to officials in the Department of State on a wide range of issues related to U.S. visas, in coordination with the Office of Legal Adviser.

The Office also represents the Visa Services Directorate and the Bureau of Consular Affairs in multiple interagency contexts. CA/VO/L is responsible for ensuring accurate and uniform application of immigration laws related to visas, including through advisory opinions provided to consular officers abroad. Attorney Advisers in CA/VO/L coordinate with the Office of Legal Adviser to support the Department of Justice in defending the Department of State in litigation arising out of, or otherwise related to, visas and visa policy. CA/VO/L also advises on visa-related legislation, regulations, and agency guidance, including developing proposals, reviewing external proposals, and preparing and publishing implementing guidance for new legislation and regulations.

The work is fast-paced and exciting and requires mastery of the Immigration and Nationality Act provisions related to visas, excellent writing and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with others. Applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance, provide proof of active membership in good standing in the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and must be able to provide a law school transcript prior to hiring.

The positions are at the GS-13 and GS-14 grade level (salary range: $102,663 – 157,709) commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will be a self-starter and able to handle a wide variety of assignments with short, time-critical deadlines.

  • Experience in immigration laws related to eligibility for non-immigrant visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) status and admissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act and ability to work independently is key.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

 

Interested attorneys should submit the following to French Thomas at ThomasFL@state.gov.

  • a short cover letter or statement of interest;
  • resume/CV showing relevant experience, education, and training;
  • law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable); and
  • a writing sample (no more than 10 pages).

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: June 30, 2020

Job Title: Assistant General Counsel II

Salary: Up to $181,200 annually

About the Role: 

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. OGC is comprised of approximately 100 staff members, including approximately three dozen in-house attorneys divided into teams specializing in different legal areas and consisting of a team leader, attorneys at one or more levels of experience and performance versatility, and support staff including paralegals, senior paralegals and legal secretaries. Through these teams, the OGC supervises numerous outside law firms that represent the District. The OGC teams provide legal advice and representation to District clients–at all levels of the organization including, without limitation, the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and executives at all levels.

The current vacancy is on the Education Legal Services team. This team is dedicated to providing focused and expert legal advice in various areas of education law. This position requires extensive experience in areas related to charter school law and special education law.

There is a potential vacancy on the Labor and Employment Legal Services team. This team addresses legal issues arising from all aspects of employment, including those questions arising under collective bargaining agreements in place with the District.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE will demonstrate strong leadership skills and will most likely surpass the minimum requirements posted above. An ideal candidate must also be skilled in one of the areas of legal specialization practiced in the OGC with a background that matches the responsibilities and expectations for effective job performance on the legal team to which assigned. A primary responsibility is litigation. General knowledge necessary includes provisions of the Education Code, Government Code, and California Code of Civil Procedure as well as other laws – both federal and State relevant to responsibilities; basic concepts and applications of data processing systems, legal software applications and methods of legal research; alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and other forms of informal dispute resolution; principles of public relations, training, employee evaluation, employee relations, and progressive discipline; government contracts; intellectual property; electronic commerce; torts; worker s compensation; and risk management.

Additionally, the Ideal Candidate will be a skillful litigator who can handle multiple litigation assignments in State and federal courts and administrative agencies, develop and build consensus and resolve conflicts, have very strong legal research, computer, writing, and oral communication skills; develop the trust and confidence of clients, District personnel and outside counsel; and use an understanding of broad concepts to integrate legal input into major District policy decisions

Qualifications:

Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited institution or an institution accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

Perks:

  • District paid premiums of several medical, dental, and vision plan options for employee and dependents, as well as life insurance plans
  • Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 24 days annual paid vacation and 12 paid holidays

For more details and immediate consideration, please apply by 07/10/2020 at www.LAUSDjobs.org


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – New York, NY

Date posted: June 30, 2020

Job Title: Assistant General Counsel II

Salary: Up to $181,200 annually

About the Role:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. OGC is comprised of approximately 100 staff members, including approximately three dozen in-house attorneys divided into teams specializing in different legal areas and consisting of a team leader, attorneys at one or more levels of experience and performance versatility, and support staff including paralegals, senior paralegals and legal secretaries. Through these teams, the OGC supervises numerous outside law firms that represent the District. The OGC teams provide legal advice and representation to District clients–at all levels of the organization including, without limitation, the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and executives at all levels.

The current vacancy is on the Education Legal Services team. This team is dedicated to providing focused and expert legal advice in various areas of education law. This position requires extensive experience in areas related to charter school law and special education law.

There is a potential vacancy on the Labor and Employment Legal Services team. This team addresses legal issues arising from all aspects of employment, including those questions arising under collective bargaining agreements in place with the District.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE will demonstrate strong leadership skills and will most likely surpass the minimum requirements posted above. An ideal candidate must also be skilled in one of the areas of legal specialization practiced in the OGC with a background that matches the responsibilities and expectations for effective job performance on the legal team to which assigned. A primary responsibility is litigation. General knowledge necessary includes provisions of the Education Code, Government Code, and California Code of Civil Procedure as well as other laws – both federal and State relevant to responsibilities; basic concepts and applications of data processing systems, legal software applications and methods of legal research; alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and other forms of informal dispute resolution; principles of public relations, training, employee evaluation, employee relations, and progressive discipline; government contracts; intellectual property; electronic commerce; torts; worker s compensation; and risk management.

Additionally, the Ideal Candidate will be a skillful litigator who can handle multiple litigation assignments in State and federal courts and administrative agencies, develop and build consensus and resolve conflicts, have very strong legal research, computer, writing, and oral communication skills; develop the trust and confidence of clients, District personnel and outside counsel; and use an understanding of broad concepts to integrate legal input into major District policy decisions

Qualifications:

Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited institution or an institution accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

Perks:

  • District paid premiums of several medical, dental, and vision plan options for employee and dependents, as well as life insurance plans
  • Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 24 days annual paid vacation and 12 paid holidays

For more details and immediate consideration, please apply by 07/10/2020 at www.LAUSDjobs.org


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES – New York, NY

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is seeking candidates for Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions specializing in Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE).

Through ACE, the Office obtains monetary and equitable relief on behalf of the United States in a range of practice areas, including consumer fraud, drug diversion, financial fraud, and health care fraud. ACE involves investigations and litigation under a host of statutes such as the False Claims Act, FIRREA, Controlled Substances Act, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the Fraud Injunction Statute.

Candidates must be an active member of the bar and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. U.S. citizenship is required. Candidates should also possess superior oral and written advocacy skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit sound judgment, and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. In-court litigation experience & trial experience preferred.

For more information & to apply, candidates should follow the instructions set forth at: https://lnkd.in/dbvJNvs and should also email their applications for this position to: USANYE-CivilAUSAResumes@usdoj.gov

Applications should be submitted by July 31, 2020


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES – New York, NY

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is seeking candidates for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in its Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) in its Civil Division.

The AFU’s mission is to deprive criminals of illegal activity proceeds, financially disrupt criminal enterprises, deter crime, and restore property to victims. The AFU prosecutes civil and criminal forfeitures that arise out of a variety of specified statutory federal offenses.

The AFU litigates cases involving significant and complex issues on behalf of the U.S. The AFU aims to preserve public safety and security in one of the most populous and diverse districts in the country.

Applicants must be an active member of the bar and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. U.S. citizenship is required. Federal court litigation, financial fraud investigations, and/or anti-money laundering compliance experience preferred.

For more information and to apply, candidates should follow the instructions set forth at: https://lnkd.in/dbvJNvs and should also email their applications for this position to: USANYE-CivilAUSAResumes@usdoj.gov

Applications should be submitted by July 17, 2020.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES – New York, NY

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is seeking candidates for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in its Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) in its Civil Division.

FLU is responsible for enforcing federal judgments imposed in criminal and civil cases. The attorney selected will be part of a team dedicated to representing the U.S. in its enforcement of criminal restitution judgments on behalf of victims, collection of other monetary penalties, and collection of civil debts owed to the U.S. and its agencies.

Applicants must be an active member of the bar and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants should also possess superior oral and written advocacy skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit sound judgment, and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. In-court litigation experience preferred.

For more information and to apply, candidates should follow the instructions set forth at: https://lnkd.in/dbvJNvs and should also email their applications for this position to: USANYE-CivilAUSAResumes@usdoj.gov

Applications should be submitted by July 17, 2020.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES – New York, NY

Date posted: June 30, 2020

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is seeking candidates for generalist Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in its Civil Division.

This division represents the U.S. in a host of affirmative and defensive civil actions in U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. AUSAs in this division handle all aspects of civil litigation, including engaging in motion practice and discovery, negotiating settlements, trying cases, and conducting appellate advocacy.

Candidates must be an active member of the bar and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. U.S. citizenship is required. Candidates should also possess superior oral and written advocacy skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit sound judgment, and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. In-court litigation experience & trial experience preferred.

For more information & to apply, candidates should follow the instructions set forth at: https://lnkd.in/dbvJNvs and should also email their applications for this position to: USANYE-CivilAUSAResumes@usdoj.gov

Applications should be submitted by July 17, 2020.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Washington, DC, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Fort Worth, TX, Salt Lake City, UT

Date posted: June 29, 2020

Summary

Business student volunteers will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Responsibilities

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS (STANDING REGISTER) ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN FOR ONE (1) YEAR. THERE WILL BE CUTOFF DATES ESTABLISHED AT THE DISCRETION OF HIRING MANAGER(S), WHICH A LIST OF ELIGIBLES WILL BE CREATED AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND REFERRED BASED ON RECEIPT OF SUBMITTED APPLICATION PACKAGES AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Business student volunteers will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Internship opportunities in the Fall and/or Spring are full time and/or part time with a minimum 15 hours requirement per week. This is determined and agreed upon based on the volunteer student’s academic course load schedule and division/office needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss schedule, hours, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program.

Compensation

$0.00 / Without compensation

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college AND enrolled least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.

– Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student as of September 30, 2020. OR
- Must be accepted into a graduate degree program for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 (acceptance letter required as proof). AND – Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student no later than September 30, 2020.
- Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

– Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

To learn more about this employment opportunity and to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xdtUm. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Washington, DC, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Fort Worth, TX, Salt Lake City, UT

Date posted: June 29, 2020

Summary

Law students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ work. Intern assignments range from supporting litigation to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with reviews, exams or public outreach. For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific division/offices within headquarters, please read the SEC’s website.

Responsibilities

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS (STANDING REGISTER) ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN FOR ONE (1) YEAR. THERE WILL BE CUTOFF DATES ESTABLISHED AT THE DISCRETION OF HIRING MANAGER(S), WHICH A LIST OF ELIGIBLES WILL BE CREATED AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND REFERRED BASED ON RECEIPT OF SUBMITTED APPLICATION PACKAGES AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Legal student volunteers will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ legal and regulatory work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Student volunteer assignments range from supporting litigation to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with reviews, exams or public outreach.

Internship opportunities in the Fall and/or Spring are full time and/or part time with a minimum 15 hours requirement per week. This is determined and agreed upon based on the volunteer student’s academic course load schedule and division/office needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss schedule, hours, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program.

Compensation

$0.00 / Without compensation

Qualifications

Current 2L, 3L, and LLM law students must be enrolled at least half-time in an ABA accredited law school to participate in the Student Honors Legal Program.

– Applicants MUST be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be enrolled in an accredited US law school program as a law student – Must be enrolled at least half-time (8 credits or the equivalent)
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

To learn more about this employment opportunity and to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xdtQJ.
For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE – Laguna Niguel, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA

Date posted: June 25, 2020

Open & closing dates

06/12/2020 to 07/06/2020

Summary

Small Business/Self Employed is the largest Chief Counsel division, with attorneys assigned to 47 field offices. These attorneys work directly with IRS field agents providing legal advice on tax cases involving individuals, small business, and all cases involving collection and bankruptcy issues. When these cases go to trial, SBSE attorneys are the IRS litigators, with responsibility for identifying the desired legal theories, developing the trial strategies and representing IRS in court.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at theGS-14 level

  • Attorneys typically spend most of their time handling U.S. Tax Court cases and providing client advice.
  • Attorneys may be assigned to assist the Department of Justice in handling collection, refund, and other cases in the U.S. District Courts.
  • Through client support and litigation, attorneys have an opportunity to further their knowledge of tax law and develop expertise on a wide variety of complex technical, procedural, and tax issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – 1 to 5 nights per month

Conditions Of Employment

  • A one-year trial period is required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to two years of returns.
  • Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

For GS-14: Possess a J.D. and one year of general legal experience, plus two years of legal tax experience (one year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) OR possess an LL.M. plus two years of legal tax experience (one of which must have been comparable to the GS-13 level).

Specialized Experience: experience must have included professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting.

  • The J.D. and/or the LL.M must be from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
  • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Education

You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or the LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school.

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570848000


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ACLU NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – San Francisco, Fresno, or Sacramento

Date posted: June 22, 2020

The Opportunity

The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is hiring two Senior Staff Attorneys/ Staff Attorneys to join program teams in its Legal-Policy Department.

ACLU NorCal focuses its legal-policy work across six broad program areas: Criminal Justice; Democracy & Civic Engagement; Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Justice; Immigrants’ Rights; Racial & Economic Justice; and Technology and Civil Liberties.

We are particularly seeking Senior Staff Attorneys/Staff Attorneys to help support and expand work in the Racial and Economic Justice (REJ) and Democracy and Civic Engagement (DCE) program areas. In your application materials, please identify the program area that is of most interest to you, and your experience and expertise in that subject area.

The Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney is supervised by a Program Director. The location of the position is flexible, and the Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney can be based in ACLU NorCal’s San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno offices.

The Approach

ACLU NorCal takes an Integrated Advocacy approach to the work of advancing civil rights and civil liberties in our region and across the state, meaning we deploy multi-pronged strategies that include impact litigation, policy advocacy, legislative advocacy, organizing, and communications.

ACLU NorCal also prioritizes work led by impacted communities, and regularly works in coalition with grassroots and community-based organizations, as well as the ACLU NorCal Communications and Organizing Departments, to address policies and practices at the local, statewide and national levels.

The Position

You are an experienced civil rights advocate who thrives in a busy, mission-driven environment. You have a demonstrated commitment to multi-modal legal-policy advocacy strategies for advancing civil rights and liberties. You work well under pressure, are professional and personable, and committed to racial and social justice in the work and interpersonal work relationships.

You will spend approximately 75% of your time directly engaging in substantive litigation, legal advocacy, and policy advocacy, and approximately 25% on case and project management.  The Democracy & Civic Engagement and Racial & Economic Justice program teams have a number of active cases and multiyear integrated advocacy campaigns, as well as a responsibility to respond to attacks on civil rights and civil liberties injustices as they emerge.

About the Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.

Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made.  We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney is integral to building and strengthening the work of the ACLU-NorCal’s program areas. The Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney supports and models a culture of shared purpose, mentorship and mutual respect in the Program team, in the Legal-Policy Department, across the ACLU NorCal and with partners.

Education / Experience:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Membership in the California State Bar (or must pass the next California Bar Examination if currently member of another state bar).
  • Significant experience in legal-policy work (10 or more years of experience for Senior Staff Attorney).

 

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Significant litigation experience in California state court and federal court.
  • Experience with investigation, development, initiation and litigation of high-impact cases, including discovery, motion practice, hearings, trials, and appeals.
  • Ability to manage fact and expert discovery in fact-intensive litigation.
  • Strong legal research, analysis, and writing abilities, and ability to develop novel and successful litigation.
  • Experience developing multi-pronged strategies using litigation, public education, and legislative and policy advocacy in response to serious problems facing impacted communities.
  • Strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success leading teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and demonstrated ability to hold and foster difficult and necessary conversations about race, class, sexual orientation and expression, religion, ability, and other identity-based issues.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgment in a complex organizational ecosystem.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Commitment to racial equity work and incorporating racial equity principles into legal work.
  • Willingness to travel within Northern and Central California, and occasionally to Southern California and other parts of the country for speaking events, meetings, and conferences (if and when travel limitations are lifted).
  • Fluency in Spanish or other non-English language widely spoken in California, preferred.
  • People with direct personal or professional experience with impacted communities are encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match.

Annual salary range is $83,520 to $187,920. Placement within this range will be dependent on years out of law school and other qualifications. To reach the highest point in the range a candidate must have 25 years of experience.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications must include (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) resume, (3) a written sample of your work –legal brief, campaign plan, etc. If your candidacy advances to the final round, you will be asked to provide a list of four references, including one a direct supervisor and one a direct supervisee (please indicate your relationship to each reference). Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.

Please submit your application in PDF.

If you have less than 10 years of experience, please apply for the Staff Attorney position here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/4763515002

If you have more than 10 years of experience, please apply for the Senior Staff Attorney position here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/4763512002

The ACLU-NC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail hr@aclunc.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process

The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: June 22, 2020

The Williams Institute, a national think tank on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law, seeks an experienced attorney or legal scholar to serve as a Counsel. Qualified applicants will be well-versed in litigation, legislative lawyering, and/or public policy. The Counsel will provide legal research and analysis related to litigation, legislation, and regulatory and policy developments concerning issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, particularly at the federal level. The Counsel will also work on independent research projects to inform current issues of law and public policy.

For close to 20 years, the Williams Institute has been the preeminent research institution focusing on policy-relevant legal and social science research to ensure that facts, and not myths and stereotypes, inform law and policy impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The Counsel will play a critical role both in undertaking original research and in using the Institute’s rich and rigorous analyses to file amicus briefs in groundbreaking cases; draft model legislation and provide technical assistance to local, state, and federal legislators; file comments in administrative rulemaking proceedings; produce fact sheets and infographics to convey the Institute’s research in compelling ways; and engage in public education to a wide range of audiences. The Counsel is expected to display a high degree of initiative and independence in conceptualizing and implementing policy-relevant projects. Candidates may be eligible to teach relevant classes at the School of Law.

Qualifications

  • J.D. with three to seven years of relevant work experience as a lawyer with increasing responsibility
  • Knowledge of and experience with sexual orientation and gender identity legal and public policy issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in team settings. Must be able to form strong relationships and partnerships across organizations
  • Ability to independently develop projects and programs and publish papers, articles, policy briefs and reports
  • Experience drafting high quality legal briefs and memoranda
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent prior public speaking experience and work with the media.
  • Ability to discuss legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non-lawyer audiences.
  • Experience conducting legal research, providing analysis, and drafting language, to support litigation, regulations, and policy proposals
  • Experience in project management and supervision, including working on research projects or litigation with more junior employees, volunteers, partner organizations, and/ or pro bono attorneys
  • Skill in determining priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities and deadlines and adapting effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities

 

Job Duties 

  • Conducting legal research on LGBT-related public policies;
  • Writing articles and commentary for a variety of publications;
  • Preparing amicus briefs for selected court cases;
  • Providing legal research and drafting testimony on legislation;
  • Drafting model laws;
  • Preparing comments for submission in administrative rulemaking proceedings
  • Communicating with the media;
  • Organizing and conducting judicial education programs and other educational events;
  • Implementing and overseeing other Williams Institute projects related to LGBT legal analysis and scholarship;
  • Coordinating with affiliated lawyers, and scholars;
  • Organizing conferences and other meetings to accomplish these duties.

 

Target Salary: $5,325 – $10,533 monthly

If interested, please apply here: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78982

The Williams Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence that welcomes diverse candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Applications are due by July 7, 2020.


PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (IEP) NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – Washington, DC

Date posted: June 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from June 22, 2020 to June 26, 2020 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact Pathways@state.gov or visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Summary

The Legal Policy 1 Group in the Office of the General Counsel provides legal and policy analysis to the Commission, individual Commissioners, and the Commission’s divisions and offices concerning the federal securities laws, administrative laws, and other applicable laws. The Legal Policy 1 Group analyzes regulatory recommendations from the Divisions of Trading and Markets and Investment Management, and provides assistance on related legislative matters.

Responsibilities

This position focuses on Trading and Markets related matters, which generally involve oversight and supervision of the U.S. securities markets (e.g., exchanges, clearing agencies, and other self-regulatory organizations) and securities market participants (e.g., broker-dealers and security-based swap dealers).

  • Reviewing and analyzing proposals for rules and regulations drafted by the Division of Trading and Markets.
  • Advising on novel legal questions, including responding to questions concerning the securities laws, in particular the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as well as other laws, such as the Administrative Procedure Act and other administrative laws.
  • Preparing a variety of written documents to convey information and analysis, including legal memorandum. Also conveying information and analysis orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.

 

Travel Required

Not required

Open & closing dates

06/11/2020 to 06/24/2020

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570592000


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Summary

The Legal Policy 1 Group in the Office of the General Counsel provides legal and policy analysis to the Commission, individual Commissioners, and the Commission’s divisions and offices concerning the federal securities laws, administrative laws, and other applicable laws. The Legal Policy 1 Group analyzes regulatory recommendations from the Divisions of Investment Management and Market Regulation and provides assistance on related legislative matters.

Responsibilities

  • This position focuses on Investment Management related matters, which generally involve investment adviser and investment company regulation.
  • Reviewing and analyzing proposals for rules and regulations drafted by the Division of Investment Management.
  • Advising on novel legal questions, including responding to questions concerning securities laws, in particular the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Administrative Procedure Act and other administrative laws.
  • Preparing a variety of written documents to convey information and analysis, including legal memorandum. Also conveying information and analysis orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.

 

Travel Required

Not required

Open & closing dates

06/11/2020 to 06/24/2020

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570592400 


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Miami, FL

Date posted: May 12, 2020

Summary

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements.

If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.

Open & closing dates

04/27/2020 to 05/15/2020

Salary

$107,469 to $180,269 per year

Responsibilities

  • Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC. Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.
  • Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions, evaluates documentary or testimonial evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws, and prepares litigation-related documents.
  • Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts. Uses sound judgment to determine the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyze information to identify relationships and trends, and integrate and synthesize facts to reach reasonable conclusions.
  • Communicates with agency officials at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, staff in courts and private industry, and other agencies.
  • Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them. Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems or involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy.
  • May participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • This position is open to all U.S. citizens and persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-13: Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year(s) of which includes: (1) Analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues; (2) Conducting significant investigations or litigation; and (3) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work history that is relevant to the specific position for which you applied. If you are an external candidate selected for this position, OHR will review your complete work history to establish your starting salary. If you are a current SEC employee selected for this position, the standard percentage increases will be applied (i.e., 6% for non-supervisory and 8% for supervisory positions) if your selection results in a promotion. If your selection results in lateral movement (i.e. no change in grade) you will maintain your current salary. Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures.
  • Required, if applicable: Veteran’s documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Date posted: May 12, 2020

We are currently accepting applications for attorney positions in the Division’s Disclosure Review Program.

The Division of Corporation Finance assists the Commission in executing its responsibility to oversee corporate disclosure of important information to the investing public. The Division’s staff routinely reviews documents that publicly-held companies are required to file with the Commission. The documents include registration statements; annual and quarterly filings; proxy materials sent to shareholders before an annual meeting; and filings related to mergers and acquisitions. These documents disclose information about the companies’ financial condition and business practices to help investors make informed investment decisions. Through the Division’s selective review process, the staff monitors compliance with disclosure requirements and seeks to improve the quality of the disclosure. The staff also provides companies with assistance interpreting the Commission’s rules and recommends to the Commission new rules for adoption.

For additional information about the work of Disclosure Review Program, please refer to the summary of our Filing Review Process.

The Division has openings for entry level and experienced candidates. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar, and have excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the statutes and regulations administered by the Commission, with a particular emphasis on the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are especially desirable.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documentation to CFResumes@sec.gov:

  • Attorney Appointment Application
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience –(optional)
  • Resume
  • Veterans Preference documentation –(if applicable)
  • Transcripts(Unofficial is acceptable. If hired, you will be asked to provide an official transcript.)
  • Documentation showing that you are an active member of the bar in good standing

If you meet the experience requirements of the position, you will receive an email asking you to respond to a written assessment. You will have five business days to submit your response once notified. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted directly by the hiring office.

About the SEC

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for various positions. Opportunities are located in the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (ACLU NorCal) – San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno

Date posted: May 12, 2020

The Opportunity

The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is hiring a program director to lead the newly forming Racial and Economic Justice (REJ) Program. The REJ Director will lead a growing team of motivated and mission-driven staff in one of six broad issue-based programs in the affiliate’s Legal-Policy Department.  This is an exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership and support to a developing program that includes the Education Equity Project, Housing and Homelessness, Indigenous Justice, Assets and Income, and other work that intersects with other NorCal program areas and advances civil rights and liberties, and racial and economic justice.

The Racial and Economic Justice Director will provide supervision and support for the approximately four-six lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff who work in the program (some staff work in several program areas).  The REJ Director will be supervised by a Legal-Policy Director and will work with the other five Program Directors on annual programmatic plans and intersectional cases and campaigns.  Program Directors are expected to help advance the ACLU NorCal mission while modeling the values of the organization, including excellence, equity and inclusion, expansion mindset, and emotional intelligence.  The REJ Director position can be based in ACLU NorCal’s San Francisco, Sacramento or Fresno offices.

The Position

The REJ Director will lead a program team – lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff – to advance racial and economic justice in the state.  The REJ Director will spend 50-75% of their time on management, strategic planning and leadership and 25-50% of their time on directly engaging in substantive policy and/or legal advocacy.  The REJ Program has a number of active cases and multiyear policy advocacy campaigns, as well as responsibility to respond to issues as they emerge.  ACLU NorCal also prioritizes work led by impacted communities, and regularly works in coalition with grassroots and community-based organizations, as well as the ACLU NorCal Communications and Organizing Departments, to impact policies and practices at the local, statewide and national levels.  The REJ Director will have demonstrated commitment to multimodal advocacy strategies for advancing civil rights and liberties.

The Approach

ACLU NorCal is committed to dismantling explicit and covert manifestations of racial subordination.  We are also committed to preventing exploitation of and discrimination against economically disadvantaged people and communities.  Given the history of this country and of California, our work towards racial justice and economic justice is always intertwined.  While ACLU NorCal is committed to employing racial justice and economic justice frameworks across all of our work, we recognize the need for a program dedicated to work at the intersection of both.  We recognize that racial discrimination and economic injustice hinder access to basic necessities and rights like housing, education, employment, health, security, government benefits, and civic engagement, and that this disproportionately impacts those from marginalized and disenfranchised low-income communities of color.  We fight to protect civil rights and liberties by challenging practices that keep people in poverty and deny or limit opportunity to low-income communities and communities of color.

ACLU NorCal takes an Integrated Advocacy approach to the work of advancing civil rights and civil liberties in our region and across the state, meaning we deploy multi-pronged strategies that include impact litigation, policy advocacy, legislative advocacy, organizing, and communications.

You are an experienced civil rights and racial justice advocate and leader who thrives in a busy, mission-driven environment.  You have led impact work on a regional, statewide, or national level, and can effectively support high-achieving individuals and teams to advance their work strategically and effectively.

You are a leader who trusts and inspires trust in supervisees, and also can share responsibility and authority with others.  You are a strategic thinker with enough experience in racial and economic justice to be a thought partner to the staff and others with whom ACLU NorCal works.  You have a demonstrated commitment to mentorship and supervision.  You work well under pressure, are professional and personable, and committed to racial and social justice in the work and interpersonal work relationships.

About the Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations.For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.  Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made.  We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The REJ Program Director will support and model a culture of shared purpose, mentorship and mutual respect in the Program team, in the Legal-Policy Department, across the affiliate and with partners. The REJ Director will plan and facilitate monthly Program meetings, annual retreats, and weekly one-on-one meetings with direct reports.  The REJ Director will provide content for monthly Department meetings, and annual program planning.  The REJ will participate in Program personnel decisions, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, terminations, and flex working arrangements.  The REJ Director will meet regularly with their supervisor, a Legal-Policy Director, to provide updates and solicit input and feedback and participate in formative and summative self-assessment.  The REJ Director will work regularly with their counterparts in the Southern California and San Diego/Imperial Counties affiliates and ACLU National.

Education / Experience: Education:

  • J.D. or graduate degree in a field such as public policy or political science preferred.
  • Legal and/or policy work in one or preferably several of the Program areas including educational equity, housing and homelessness, and income and assets, with a preference for 10 or more years’ experience.

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success leading teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support, supervision, and strategic guidance to REJ team members.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex coalitions with a variety of viewpoints and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy or legal advocacy and/or litigation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and demonstrated ability to hold and foster difficult and necessary conversations about race, class, sexual orientation and expression, religion, ability, and other identity-based issues.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgement in a complex organizational ecosystem.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel within Northern and Central California, and occasionally to Southern California and other parts of the country for speaking events, meetings, and conferences (if and when travel limitations are lifted).
  • People with direct personal or professional experience with impacted communities are encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match. Starting annual salary range is $141,386.25 -$157,931.45. Placement within this range will be dependent on years of experience and other qualifications.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications must include (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) resume, (3) a written sample of your work – campaign plan, legal brief, etc. If your candidacy advances to the final round, you will be asked to provide a list of four references, including one a direct supervisor and one a direct supervisee (please indicate your relationship to each reference). Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.

Please submit your application in PDF form here:  https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/4722287002

The ACLU-NC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail hr@aclunc.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process

The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (ACLU NorCal) – San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno

Date posted: May 12, 2020

The Opportunity

The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is hiring a program director to lead the new Democracy and Civic Engagement (DCE) Program.  The Democracy and Civic Engagement Director will lead a team of motivated and mission-driven staff in one of six broad issue-based programs in the affiliate’s Legal-Policy Department.  This is an exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership and support to a program that includes voting rights, free speech and association, and open government.

The Democracy and Civic Engagement Director will provide supervision and support to approximately four-six lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff who work in the program (some staff work in several program areas).  The DCE Director will be supervised by a Legal-Policy Director and will work with the other five Program Directors on annual programmatic plans and intersectional cases and campaigns.  Program Directors are expected to help advance the ACLU NorCal mission while modeling the values of the organization, including excellence, equity and inclusion, expansion mindset, and emotional intelligence.  The DCE Director position can be based in ACLU NorCal’s San Francisco, Sacramento or Fresno offices.

The Position

The Democracy and Civic Engagement Director will lead the program team – lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff – to improve access to voting, accountability of government officials, and safeguard freedom of expression and association. The DCE Director will spend 50-75% of their time on management, strategic planning and leadership and 25-50% of their time on directly engaging in substantive policy advocacy, legal advocacy, or litigation.  The DCE Program has a number of active cases and multiyear integrated advocacy campaigns, as well as a responsibility to respond to attacks on civic engagement as they emerge.  ACLU NorCal also prioritizes work led by impacted communities, and regularly works in coalition with grassroots and community-based organizations, as well as the ACLU NorCal Communications and Organizing Departments, to impact policies and practices at the local, statewide and national levels. The Director will have demonstrated commitment to multimodal advocacy strategies for advancing civil rights and liberties.

The Approach

ACLU NorCal’s Democracy and Civic Engagement Program protects the rights of people to participate in democratic processes and institutions.  We work to ensure broader, more equitable and inclusive engagement in public discourse and participation in political activities.  We work to ensure that voting rights are protected, government agencies and elected officials are accountable, and that core values like freedom of speech, the press, and civic engagement are defended against suppression.

ACLU NorCal takes an Integrated Advocacy approach to the work of advancing civil rights and civil liberties in our region and across the state, meaning we deploy multi-pronged strategies that include impact litigation, policy advocacy, legislative advocacy, organizing, and communications.

You are an experienced civil rights advocate and leader who thrives in a busy, mission-driven environment.  You have led impact work on a regional, statewide, or national level, and can effectively support high-achieving individuals and teams to advance their work strategically and effectively.

You are a leader who trusts and inspires trust in supervisees, and also can share responsibility and authority with others.  You are a strategic thinker with enough experience in voting rights, open government or freedom of expression and association. to be a thought partner to the staff and others with whom ACLU NorCal works.  You have a demonstrated commitment to mentorship and supervision.  You work well under pressure, are professional and personable, and committed to racial and social justice in the work and interpersonal work relationships.

About the Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.  Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made.  We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The DCE Program Director will support and model a culture of shared purpose, mentorship and mutual respect in the Program team, in the Legal-Policy Department, across the affiliate and with partners. The DCE Director will plan and facilitate monthly Program meetings, annual retreats, and weekly one-on-one meetings with direct reports.  The DCE Director will provide content for monthly Department meetings and annual program planning.  The DCE Director will participate in Program personnel decisions, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, terminations, and flex working arrangements.  The DCE Director will meet regularly with their supervisor, a Legal-Policy Director, to provide updates and solicit input and feedback and participate in formative and summative self-assessment.  The DCE Director will work regularly with their counterparts in the Southern California and San Diego/Imperial Counties affiliates and ACLU National.

 

Education / Experience:

  • J.D. and/or graduate degree in a field such as public policy or political science preferred.
  • Significant experience in legal or policy work in the voting rights, First Amendment or open government fields required, with a preference for 10 or more years’ experience.

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success leading teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support, supervision, and strategic guidance to DCE team members.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex coalitions with a variety of viewpoints and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy or legal advocacy and/or litigation in the areas of voting rights, First Amendment rights and government accountability
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and demonstrated ability to hold and foster difficult and necessary conversations about race, class, sexual orientation and expression, religion, ability, and other identity-based issues.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgement in a complex organizational ecosystem.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel within Northern and Central California, and occasionally to Southern California and other parts of the country for speaking events, meetings, and conferences (if and when travel limitations are lifted).
  • People with direct personal or professional experience with impacted communities are encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match. Starting annual salary range is $141,386.25 -$157,931.45. Placement within this range will be dependent on years of experience and other qualifications.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications must include (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) resume, (3) a written sample of your work – campaign plan, legal brief, etc. If your candidacy advances to the final round, you will be asked to provide a list of four references, including one a direct supervisor and one a direct supervisee (please indicate your relationship to each reference). Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.

Please submit your application in PDF form here:  https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/4722302002

The ACLU-NC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail hr@aclunc.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process

The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (ACLU NorCal) – San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno

Date posted: May 12, 2020

The Opportunity

The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is hiring a program director to lead the new Immigrant’s Rights (IR) Program.  The IR Director will lead a team of motivated and mission-driven staff in one of six broad issue-based programs in the affiliate’s Legal-Policy Department.  This is an exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership and support to NorCal’s IR Program and work in close collaboration with the two other California ACLU affiliates (Southern California and San Diego/Imperial County) and ACLU National to advance Immigrants’ Rights, particularly in the areas of Detention Conditions, Deportation Defense, Access to Counsel, ICE and CBP abuses,  and State & Local Protection of Immigrants.

The IR Director will provide supervision and support the approximately four-six lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff who work in the program (some staff work in several program areas).  The IR Director will be supervised by a Legal-Policy Director and will work with the other five Program Directors on annual programmatic plans and intersectional cases and campaigns.  Program Directors are expected to help advance the ACLU NorCal mission while modeling the values of the organization, including excellence, equity and inclusion, expansion mindset, and emotional intelligence.  The IR Director position can be based in ACLU NorCal’s San Francisco, Sacramento or Fresno offices.

The Position

The IR Director will lead the program team – lawyers, policy associates, and legal professional staff – to defend and promote immigrants’ rights in California.  The IR Director will spend 50-75% of their time on management, strategic planning and leadership and 25-50% of their time on directly engaging in substantive policy and/or legal advocacy.  The IR Program has a number of active cases and multiyear policy advocacy campaigns, as well as the responsibility of responding to attacks on immigrant communities as they emerge.  ACLU NorCal also prioritizes work led by impacted communities, and regularly works in coalition with grassroots and community-based organizations, as well as the ACLU NorCal Communications and Organizing Departments, to impact policies and practices at the local, statewide and national levels. The IR Director will have demonstrated commitment to multimodal advocacy strategies for advancing civil rights and liberties.

 

The Approach

ACLU NorCal’s Immigrants’ Rights Program fights to make sure that the rights and liberties guaranteed by our constitution apply to all immigrants, regardless of immigration status. We challenge the serious civil rights violations faced by immigrant communities and work to ensure that all people within our communities and those seeking refuge at our boarders are treated with dignity and respect.  With our partners, through litigation, legislation, organizing and community education, we work to defend immigrants’ rights and help keep families safe and together.

ACLU NorCal takes an Integrated Advocacy approach to the work of advancing civil rights and civil liberties in our region and across the state, meaning we deploy multi-pronged strategies that include impact litigation, policy advocacy, legislative advocacy, organizing, and communications.

You are an experienced civil rights and/or immigrants’ rights advocate and leader who thrives in a busy, mission-driven environment.  You have led impact work on a regional, statewide, or national level, and can effectively support high-achieving individuals and teams to advance their work strategically and effectively.

You are a leader who trusts and inspires trust in supervisees, and also can share responsibility and authority with others.  You are a strategic thinker with enough experience in immigrants’ rights be a thought partner to the staff and others with whom ACLU NorCal works.  You have a demonstrated commitment to mentorship and supervision.  You work well under pressure, are professional and personable, and committed to racial and social justice in the work and interpersonal work relationships.

About the Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.  Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice.  As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made.  We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The Immigrant’ Rights Program Director will support and model a culture of shared purpose, mentorship and mutual respect in the Program team, in the Legal-Policy Department, across the affiliate and with partners.  The IR Director will plan and facilitate monthly Program meetings, annual retreats, and weekly one-on-one meetings with direct reports.  The IR Director will provide content for monthly Department meetings, and annual program planning.  The IR will participate in Program personnel decisions, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, terminations, and flex working arrangements.  The IR Director will meet regularly with their supervisor, a Legal-Policy Director, to provide updates and solicit input and feedback and participate in formative and summative self-assessment.  The IR Director will work regularly with their counterparts in the Southern California and San Diego/Imperial Counties affiliates and ACLU National.

Education / Experience: Education:

  • J.D. or graduate degree in a field such as public policy or political science preferred.
  • Significant experience in legal or policy work in the immigrants’ rights with a preference for 10 or more years’ experience.

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success leading teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support, supervision, and strategic guidance to IR team members.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex coalitions with a variety of viewpoints and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy or legal advocacy and/or litigation in the area of Immigrants’ Rights.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and demonstrated ability to hold and foster difficult and necessary conversations about race, class, sexual orientation and expression, religion, ability, and other identity-based issues.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgement in a complex organizational ecosystem.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel within Northern and Central California, and occasionally to Southern California and other parts of the country for speaking events, meetings, and conferences (if and when travel limitations are lifted).
  • People with direct personal or professional experience with impacted communities are encouraged to apply for this position.

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • Spanish language fluency

Compensation:

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match. Starting annual salary range is $141,386.25 -$157,931.45. Placement within this range will be dependent on years of experience and other qualifications.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications must include (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) resume, (3) a written sample of your work – campaign plan, legal brief, etc. If your candidacy advances to the final round, you will be asked to provide a list of four references, including one a direct supervisor and one a direct supervisee (please indicate your relationship to each reference). Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.

Please submit your application in PDF form here:  https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/4722269002

The ACLU-NC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail hr@aclunc.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process

The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Boston, MA

Date posted: May 12, 2020

Summary

If selected, you will join a well-respected team responsible for investigating possible violations of securities laws, recommending and litigating Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiating settlements.

Open & closing dates
05/11/2020 to 05/29/2020

 

Salary

$147,497 to $248,012 per year

Responsibilities

  • Developing, litigating and conducting trials of court cases and administrative proceedings that present unique legal, evidentiary and policy challenges and present the opportunity to establish legal precedent, and monitoring decisions that impact the SEC.
  • Overseeing the conduct of cases and making decisions regarding tactics and strategy to be employed; representing the SEC throughout the course of the litigation; addressing highly complex legal and factual issues; and efficiently managing SEC cases.
  • Providing expert litigation advice, including policy and regulatory recommendations by maintaining and exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding in order to respond to inquiries in pending or potential litigation.
  • Fostering productive work relationships with federal and state regulators and criminal authorities; and engaging in public outreach and representational opportunities to showcase the goals and strategic vision of the Commission.
  • Providing agency representation in negotiations and discussion with senior officials and/or lawyers and formulating proposed settlements that often have broad legal implications.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
  • This position is open to all U.S. citizens and persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-16.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

 

Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

  • SK-16: Applicant must have 4 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 3 year(s) of which includes: (1) litigating civil or criminal cases in Federal Court; (2) developing arguments addressing highly complex legal and factual issues; (3) preparing complicated documents, and (4) taking leading roles in courtroom hearings, trial and other proceedings.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

For more details, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567614600


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH INNER CITY LAW CENTER (ICLC) – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: May 12, 2020

Inner City Law Center is a non-profit poverty law firm dedicated to serving the most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded in 1980 on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. With 80+ staff and 400+ volunteers annually, ICLC is the only provider of legal services headquartered in Skid Row. We are widely recognized for our expertise on housing, homelessness, and public benefits.

Position Description: ICLC seeks an experienced, dynamic, and creative Managing Attorney to provide leadership support and subject matter expertise to ICLC Attorneys and legal support staff. The Managing Attorney reports directly to the Chief Counsel and Director of Legal Services and will have supervisory oversight of ICLC Teams and Programs.

The Managing Attorney collaborates with the Director of Legal Services and other senior staff to:

  • Ensure high quality, culturally-conscious and client-centered legal representation consistent 
with ICLC’s values, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Support Program Leads with developing and managing budgets, defining expectations, ensuring 
effective case management, accurate record-keeping and reporting of results and client 
outcomes, as well as developing and retaining high-performing staff.
  • Promote a healthy work environment that encourages professional development, open 
communication, and accountability.
  • Identify and pursue funding and partnership opportunities, including helping to develop 
relationships with pro bono counsel at some of the highest-profile law firms in the city.
  • Serve as ICLC’s ambassador to community organizations and government agencies.
  • Promote policy changes to reduce systemic barriers to safe and affordable housing.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

 

Required Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. At least ten years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar. Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, and lead teams. Innovative and solution-oriented. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of people in a kind and professional manner. Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting low-income communities and communities of color.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter detailing interest in the position, and three references to Anna Carrillo, Human Resources Manager at careers@innercitylaw.org.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH INNER CITY LAW CENTER (ICLC) – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: May 12, 2020

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who have disabilities or are experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: ICLC is seeking a talented full-time Staff Attorney with three to ten years of litigation experience to join our team and work on habitability litigation on behalf of low-income tenants. This position is part of ICLC’s Slum Housing Litigation Team, which combines outreach, education, tenant organizing, and litigation to address housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable, low-income tenants. ICLC’s lawyers, paralegals, and organizers seek to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, protect against retaliation, and recover financial damages.

The Staff Attorney will litigate against landlords who rent unsafe and unhealthy apartments to vulnerable low- income tenants. The position may also participate in other litigation and policy work related to housing and homelessness and conduct outreach and education efforts. In addition, the position may partner with other legal or tenant advocacy organizations to provide direct client services through tenant clinics, participate in other projects related to improving affordable, safe, and healthy housing for low-income tenants, and perform other duties as needed. The Slum Housing Litigation Team works closely with pro bono counsel from private law firms in the majority of its cases.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Litigation experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly, and to manage an active caseload independently. Ability to work closely with a team including the Director of Litigation, staff attorneys, paralegals, organizers and administrative personnel. Ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, and effective manner. Ability to use good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income communities. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, Human Resources Manager, at careers@innercitylaw.org.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH INNER CITY LAW CENTER (ICLC) – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: May 12, 2020

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Over the next six months, we will add about a dozen talented and diverse lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team so that we can serve more clients.

Position Description: ICLC seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney to help expand our work by advocating for clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Staff Attorney will work in partnership with social workers, case managers, and other homeless service providers to provide holistic services to address issues that are barriers to clients becoming and staying housed. This is an innovative project intended to leverage resources across the homeless services system to produce maximum impact for clients.

The Staff Attorney’s role will include legal work in a wide-array of areas, including landlord-tenant issues;citation defense; maximizing income through government benefits; limited immigration assistance; record expungement; credit improvement; debt reduction. Significant time may be spent participating in community legal clinics, community outreach events and/or developing partnerships with other homeless service providers.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Understanding of the legal barriers confronting people experiencing homelessness and the potential challenges involved in serving this population. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, client-centered manner. Applicants should have 1 to 6 years of experience practicing law in one or more of the legal areas set forth in the position description. Attorneys with experience in landlord-tenant law are especially encouraged to apply. Membership in the California Bar is required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator at careers@innercitylaw.org.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH FISHER PHILLIPS LLP – Los Angeles, CA; Woodland Hills, CA

Date posted: March 9, 2020

Fisher Phillips LLP has openings in the Los Angeles office for a senior employment litigation associate and in the new Woodland Hills office for a mid-level employment litigation associate. The job descriptions can be found below. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and apply at the links below.

Los Angeles – Employment Litigation Associate – Apply Here 

The Los Angeles office of Fisher Phillips seeks a senior associate with 5-7 years of employment litigation and/or class action experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable taking and defending depositions, drafting and responding to discovery and pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California.

Woodland Hills – Employment Litigation Associate – Apply Here

The Woodland Hills office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 3+ years of employment litigation and/or class action experience. The ideal candidate will have experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable taking and defending depositions, drafting and responding to discovery and pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California.

Fisher Phillips LLP is not accepting resumes from search firms for these positions.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC) – Sacramento County, CA

Date posted: March 5, 2020

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future.

The CEC Chief Counsel’s Office is a full-service legal office that advises the Commission on a wide range of issues that will shape California’s energy future. The attorneys in the Chief Counsel’s Office represent the Commission in administrative and judicial proceedings, advise on process, statutory interpretation, and may serve as hearing offices for Commission proceedings. We have open positions in:

 

If there are questions about the positions or state hiring process, please contact Careers@energy.ca.gov.

For more career opportunities, visit www.energy.ca.gov/careers.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH FREEMAN MATHIS AND GARY LLP

Date posted: March 5, 2020

Freeman Mathis and Gary is a national litigation firm with over 150 attorneys in 19 offices and ten states.  They are currently seeking associate attorneys for the following practice groups and offices:

Commercial Litigation: Atlanta

Labor and Employment:  Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles; San Francisco

Professional Liability:  Atlanta; Boston

General Liability: San Francisco; Sacramento

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to dzargaryan@fmglaw.com and indicate which position you are seeking. More info at fmglaw.com.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: March 3, 2020

Job Title: General Attorney
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation:$115,778 to $190,400 / Per Year

Summary 

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The Division of Enforcement’s New York Regional Office is hiring general attorneys. These positions are located in New York, NY.

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements. The Division of Enforcement’s New York Regional Office is seeking attorneys with the ability to perform the full range of duties in the target position of General Attorney, SK-09055-14. The employee may be non-competitively promoted upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as an attorney conducting high profile and complex investigations undertaken by the SEC. Investigations conducted by the Enforcement program involve many diverse aspects of the securities markets which require that the employee apply specialized legal know ledge in areas such as insider trading, market manipulations, financial fraud, broker-dealer and investment adviser practices, issuer disclosure, and trading practices.
  • Conducts fact finding investigations through a variety of means including taking testimony, interviewing or deposing witnesses, and obtaining and analyzing document productions.
  • Provides legal expertise in cases involving possible civil or criminal violations of the federal securities law s and coordinates with other federal or state agencies on possible civil or criminal violations of securities laws.
  • Provides litigation support by working closely with trial attorneys and drafting pleadings, motions and briefs, conducting discovery, assisting with trial preparation, appearing in federal court and in administrative proceedings, and conducting legal research.
  • Assists with collection of disgorgement and penalties ordered in Commission enforcement actions; and with distributions of disgorgement funds.
  • Provides legal advice and assistance to the management and staff of the SEC Enforcement program at Headquarters and/or field offices.
  • Prepares memoranda and other documents relative to procedural, policy, or legal issues related to investigations, court or legal counsel inquiries, and impacted parties’ questions.
  • Drafts and analyzes legislative proposals and developments affecting SEC’s enforcement program; provides advice on legal issues involved in hearings and responses to Congressional requests; and prepares or reviews testimony involving legal and policy questions. Drafts legal opinions, memoranda, regulations, and related documents, agreements, and correspondence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND—

SK-13: Applicant must have at least three (3) years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, including two (2) years of litigating or investigating complex civil or criminal cases, and must be able to demonstrate familiarity with the Federal Rules of Evidence.

To Apply 

(Application deadline: March 6, 2020. ***Email resumes to: NYRO-ENF-Hiring@SEC.GOV )

Please send the following documents addressed to “Hiring Committee, NYRO Office of Enforcement”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Outline your relevant background and experience (which should be addressed in full in your resume)
  • Documentation showing that you are an active member of the bar in good standing

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION– Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: February 27, 2020

Job Title: General Attorney
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Compensation: $131,353 to $216,010 / Per Year

Summary

The General Attorney will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC.
  • Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.
  • Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding ofrelevant law and facts.
  • Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
  • Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems or involving novel or unexplored questionsof law or policy.
  • Participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings.
  • Drafts subpoenas and other documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, ordepositions, evaluates documentary or testimonial evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws.

Qualifications

J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–

SK-14 Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes all of the following: (1) Applying securities laws; and (2) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws; and (3) Conducting civil cases in United States District Courts and administrative proceedings before administrative law judges; and (4) Developing recommendations regarding securities laws.

To Apply

To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xdRgF If you are an attorney and want to apply directly: Submit your resume to HO-ENF-Hiring@sec.gov
For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.

The SEC is an equal opportunity employer


POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR LAW STUDENTS IN NEW YORK – New York, NY

Date posted: February 27, 2020

Please review a number of positions available for law students in New York: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?agency=836


WEIL LEGAL INNOVATORS PROGRAM – New York, NY

Date posted: February 19, 2020

Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP has a great program for those who are graduating college but want to go to law school. If you are accepted to a law school but agree to defer it for a year, you will receive a one year paid job at one of Weil’s non-profit partners, tuition help and also an opportunity to interview at WeiL for a summer job.

WHAT DO INNOVATORS RECEIVE FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION?

  • $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage inclusive of medical, vision and dental
  • A one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon starting first year of law school at a WLI partner institution
  • All expenses paid for travel to and from New York City for WLI orientation in 2020 and closing reception in 2021
  • An opportunity to work at and learn from a leading national or international public service organization
  • A dedicated Weil Partner mentor for the duration of the program
  • The opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program

 

The deadline to submit your application is February 28, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

For more details, please visit: https://www.weil.com/weil-legal-innovators/program-details/


MID-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – San Diego, CA

Date posted: January 17, 2020

The San Diego office of Fisher Phillips seeks a mid-level associate with 4-7 years of employment litigation experience. The ideal candidate will be able to run cases from beginning to end and should have experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California.

We are not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and apply at the following link: Fisher Phillips Career Opportunity.


SENIOR COUNSEL – Oakland, CA

Date posted: January 16, 2020

The Senior Counsel for Environmental Health & Safety and Construction must demonstrate expertise in environmental compliance counseling and defense of enforcement actions in matters involving a broad range of issues, including water quality, air quality, hazardous materials transportation, hazardous waste disposal, medical waste handling and disposal, property remediation, and biological, chemical, and radiation safety in the workplace (CAA, CERCLA, CWA, EPCRA, ESA, OSHA, RCRA, TSCA, and analogous state laws). The Senior Counsel will advise UCOP, campus, and medical center EH&S directors and managers, as well as technical EH&S staff, on a wide variety of sensitive questions and will represent the University in interactions with permitting and enforcement agencies across California. Counsel will also provide environmental legal perspective on transactional matters, including real estate purchases, sales, and leases, and University development projects.

In addition to environmental compliance responsibilities, Counsel will advise on the University’s broad portfolio of complex construction and development operations, including the following topics and tasks: drafting and negotiation of construction contracts; public sector construction litigation and public competitive bidding; mediation, arbitration, and/or trial (typically with outside counsel) to resolve construction defect or design disputes; Mechanic’s Lien Law and its application to public and private construction projects; development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate projects; and public-private partnerships.

Counsel will proactively and independently handle a full range of legal matters and projects, including the most complicated and those of substantial importance and impact. Counsel will interpret complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; provide functional advice, training and/or guidance to others; act as a liaison with outside counsel; and/or represent the University in complex litigation.

For more details, please visit: jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62173


ATTORNEY – Oakland, CA

Date posted: January 15, 2020

Under general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel, Policy Approval Bureau (PAB), the Attorney I reviews and analyzes various life and disability insurance policy forms and related documents for compliance with statutory and regulatory standards.  The Attorney I interprets statutes and regulations pertaining to these various types of life and disability insurance policies in response to inquiries from the public, insurance industry, legislators and other Department personnel.  The Attorney I analyzes and drafts regulations and legislation, and completes special project assignments, and make recommendations to the Assistant Chief Counsel and to CDI Executive Staff.  Occasional travel may be required within and/or outside California.  Travel may include overnight stay.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.  The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests.  The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment.  Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  •  Applicants must have active membership in The California State Bar before they will be eligible for appointment.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies in this location.
  • This office has relocated to Oakland. If you applied to JC 176876, you will need to apply to this JC to be considered for the position.

 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:

You MUST take the ATTORNEY examination to be eligible for appointment. Please click the link provided below for the examination information/instructions. Please read the entire examination bulletin. FAILURE TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION LISTED IN THE EXAMINATION BULLETIN MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THIS EXAMINATION.

ATTORNEY 

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB57

Any questions regarding the minimum qualifications, applying for the examination, being scheduled for the examination, reasonable accommodations, the examination components, scoring, etc., may be directed to our team at  JobsandExams@insurance.ca.gov

For more details, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=188358


PROGRAM ASSOCIATE JOB OPENING –Oakland, CA

Date posted: January 15, 2020

FVAP is seeking a Program Associate to join our exceptional and dynamic team in Oakland, California, for a significant role in support of social justice.  We value diverse experiences and backgrounds.  FVAP’s clientele is very diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations.  The ideal candidate will bring unique skills and experiences that help the candidate support our legal program work in service of these diverse populations.

About FVAP:  Family Violence Appellate Project is the only organization in California dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence with a second chance at justice by appealing court decisions on their behalf, for free.  We are an 8-year old, statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of California survivors and their children.  We are committed to social justice and are dedicated to shaping California law to prioritize the safety of survivors and children.  We are also committed to supporting the statewide network of domestic violence and legal aid service providers by providing trainings, technical assistance, and written informational materials, and by facilitating information exchange among statewide stakeholders supporting survivors.  If you are interested in being part of this exciting social justice movement and resource for domestic violence survivors and advocates across California, this is the place for you!  You can learn more at www.fvaplaw.org.

Skills & Abilities:  The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice and willing to pitch in wherever needed to support the work of a small, nimble, nonprofit legal organization.  You have an analytical mind and can organize, digest, and analyze large amounts of data and make recommendations on how the data should shape our future work.  You are a flexible, creative person who can wear many different hats at once.  You are comfortable with technology and can be productive when the demands of work pull you in many different directions.  You have a strong drive to take on new challenges and feel great satisfaction in setting and accomplishing goals.  You perform at your best in dynamic situations and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, maintaining the grace and willingness to change direction quickly when circumstances demand.  You can manage multiple short-term and long-term deadlines at once.  You have an obsession for organization and follow-through.  You have a reputation for being utterly dependable.  People look to you to accomplish tasks because they know they will get done efficiently and successfully.  You enjoy analyzing and resolving complex problems, and have the patience and creativity to find the right solution.  You are filled with ideas and are eager to put them into action.  You work well independently, and as part of a team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Program Evaluation & Data:
    • Independently administer regular surveys to clients, advocates, and attorneys who have received our services to evaluate the effectiveness of our work;
    • Manage and organize voluminous survey data and other program data;
    • Analyze survey and program data: what it tells us and what it does not, what it means about how we can improve or change our services, what different data or questions we need to assess the effectiveness of our work in light of our overarching goals and strategies, how the data can be compiled efficiently and effectively, and other strategic questions related to program evaluation;
    • Report to management on progress toward our overarching programmatic goals and strategies based on the survey and program data;
    • Compile data from our client database to complete regular reports to multiple grant providers who fund our work; and
    • Work with our pro bono (volunteer) law firms to collect annual data on their work for FVAP.

 

  • Legal Case Support:
    • Manage document collection for potential clients seeking representation in appeals;
    • Assist attorneys and paralegal with organizing case documents and occasional service of legal documents (via mail);
    • Communicate with community stakeholders about opportunities to sign onto legislative and administrative advocacy efforts, amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, and requests to publish case law;
    • Manage and update stakeholder lists;
    • Communicate with pro bono law firms about opportunities to work with FVAP on appeals and other projects;
    • Manage our “Legal Victory” process, including stakeholder communications and internal deadlines;
    • Manage our document retention process.

 

  • Training Program Support. Optimize our training program, including:
    • Administer training evaluations and completion certificates;
    • Edit and upload recorded trainings to our website;
    • Manage email inquiries about trainings and password requests;
    • Manage volunteers in captioning new and updated trainings to be accessible to Deaf/Hard of hearing individuals;
    • Manage professional translation services of training and accompanying materials into other languages;
    • Manage training tracking through our database system, and pull data to create reports for regular grant reporting;
    • Report training attendee data to State Bar; and
    • Maintain FVAP’s status as a State Bar certified continuing legal education provider.

 

  • Outreach Support:
    • Schedule and coordinate visits with legislators for FVAP legal staff;
    • Create or compile support materials for legislative advocacy;
    • Schedule and coordinate outreach visits to domestic violence service providers;
    • Create or compile written materials to support outreach visits.

 

  • Website Support:
    • Assist Development Manager to maintain FVAP’s WordPress-based website, including regular website updates, posting new training videos and written materials, and pulling and analyzing data about website views.

 

  • Communications & Written Materials Program Support
    • Edit legal program documents for non-legal audiences including for plain language and visual appeal;
    • Manage the timing and tracking of regular updates to written legal materials;
    • Assist with Annual Report;
    • Manage professional translation services of written materials into other languages;
    • Gather and analyze data across platforms for inclusion in grant and other reporting.

 

  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures.

 

Physical and Environmental Conditions

Performance of duties and tasks uses standard office equipment, including telephone equipment and computers.  Work is performed inside with exposure to heating and air-conditioning.  Occasional driving or other travel may be required.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency working with and analyzing voluminous data in relation to project goals;
  • Ability to work with computer databases; training on our specific platforms to be provided;
  • Proficiency with all standard office computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite, Google’s business suite (including Gmail), and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Familiarity with website management platforms, preferably WordPress;
  • Ability to use video editing software such as iMovie;
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to manage projects with multiple components and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects effectively at a given time;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to adapt to and work in the fast-paced environment of a small, dynamic nonprofit;
  • Willingness to pitch in and help out as needed;
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to collaborate closely with others; and
  • A commitment to working on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.);
  • Knowledge and experience, such as through course work in a social science discipline or equivalent job experience, working with and analyzing data in relation to project goals;
  • Past experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, legal aid or other legal environments; and
  • An understanding of the domestic violence field.

 

Classification:  The position is full-time, exempt, and at-will.

Compensation / Salary Range:  Salary of $48,000 – $52,000 per year, depending on experience.  FVAP offers a generous benefits package, including subsidized health, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with 3% employer match after 1 year; FSA plan for commuting, parking, health, and dependent care expenses; Employee Assistance Plan and travel assistance; 3 weeks paid time off/year, with longevity increases; and 12 paid holidays/year.

To Apply:  Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Erin Smith, staff@fvaplaw.org,Family Violence Appellate Project, 449 15th St., Suite 104, Oakland, CA 94612.

Application deadline:  Review of applications will begin January 21, 2020, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Your cover letter should speak to: 1) why you are interested in working at FVAP; 2) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our work and perform the required and any preferred qualifications, and; 3) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and cultural responsiveness amongst our staff.  Feel free to think broadly about your response to these questions, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

To promote social justice and best serve our clients, FVAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally responsive services.  Individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, and gender identities, as well as differently abled persons, survivors of domestic violence, candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, bilingual and bicultural candidates, and those who are the first in their family to complete college or graduate school, are encouraged to apply.

FVAP is located in Oakland, California.  We are convenient to multiple bus lines and BART.

Thank you for your interest in FVAP!


ATTORNEY JOB OPENING – Oakland, CA

Date posted: January 15, 2020

Family Violence Appellate Project is the only organization in California dedicated to appealing cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence.  We are committed to social justice and are dedicated to shaping California law to prioritize the safety of survivors and children by representing clients in the California Courts of Appeal, submitting amicus curiae briefs in cases of statewide importance, monitoring unpublished cases daily and requesting publication of important domestic violence cases, and engaging in legislative and systems change advocacy efforts.  We are also committed to supporting the statewide network of domestic violence and legal aid service providers by providing trainings, technical assistance, and written informational materials, and by facilitating information exchange among statewide stakeholders supporting survivors.  If you are interested in being part of this exciting social justice movement and resource for domestic violence survivors and advocates across California, this is the place for you!  You can learn more at www.fvaplaw.org.

FVAP is seeking a full-time attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office.  We value diverse experiences and backgrounds.  FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations.  The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of domestic violence and appellate litigation.  Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit.  The immediate supervisor is the Director of Programs.

Skills & Abilities:

A successful attorney has exceptionally strong critical thinking, legal, analytical, and writing skills and is able to perform professionally in a fast-paced environment.  This will necessitate multi-tasking, prioritizing tasks, and changing focus when circumstances demand.  You are able to communicate effectively with many different stakeholders, including FVAP’s team members, law student clerks, volunteer law firm attorneys, experienced domestic violence advocates and other community members who are not attorneys, and prospective clients from all different backgrounds.  You are able and willing to supervise and manage people at all levels, including law student clerks and senior law firm partners who act as our co-counsel.  You are detail-oriented and capable of managing a full slate of cases and tracking and complying with dozens of litigation and other deadlines at once.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Analyzing trial court records and the legal issues in each case and making a recommendation on whether FVAP should accept the case for appeal;
  • Consulting with the legal team on case selection and strategy;
  • Successfully managing a full, active docket of appellate cases, including supervising and assisting FVAP’s pro bono attorneys in private practice who are working on appeals, including editing and possibly drafting portions of appellate briefs with the pro bono team, and preparing attorneys for oral argument;
  • Editing and possibly drafting appellate motions and portions of briefs, case publication requests, written informational materials, and other legal documents;
  • Taking lead responsibility for at least one of FVAP’s programs, such as our training, technical assistance, written informational materials, case publication, legislative advocacy program, and/or supervising a full-time fellow.
  • Supervising law student interns, including giving written feedback on their work;
  • Providing technical assistance to attorneys, other services providers, and pro se litigants on legal and procedural issues related to trial-level or appellate cases;
  • Providing trainings to legal services agencies, domestic violence agencies, and other statewide stakeholders;
  • Performing outreach and fostering connections with stakeholders in other regions of California;
  • Opportunities may be available to advocate for domestic violence legislation or other systems changes on behalf of FVAP;
  • Analyzing social science literature in the field of domestic violence;
  • Representing FVAP in the community to service providers, community partners, pro bono law firms, and others;
  • Advancing FVAP’s Theory of Change and commitment to cultural responsiveness;
  • Assisting with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed, including grant reports; checking and responding to office mail, email, fax, and voice mail; assisting with preparation of materials for board meetings; keeping client databases current; attending fundraising events; and other office tasks.
  • Some travel may be required.

 

Physical and Environmental Conditions: Performance of duties and tasks uses standard office equipment, including telephone equipment and computers.  Work is performed inside with exposure to heating and air-conditioning.  Driving or other travel may be required.  The attorney may be able to work remotely some days, subject to organizational needs.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • D. from accredited university and licensed, active member of California Bar;
  • Experiences that will enable you to provide superb appellate advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach to a diverse client population and community of domestic violence service providers;
  • Ability to produce polished appellate legal briefs with little direction or intervention;
  • Nuanced understanding of civil trial court practice and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze and apply California domestic violence law, family law, and appellate procedure;
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills;
  • Willingness and interest in effectively supporting and supervising others;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to adapt to and work in the fast-paced environment of a small nonprofit;
  • Willingness to pitch in and help out as needed; and
  • A commitment to working on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Prior appellate experience;
  • Experience in domestic violence and/or family law trial court practice, or another similar type of trial court practice;
  • An understanding of the dynamics of, and the legal, social, and personal issues raised by, domestic violence;
  • Experience working with clients in crisis and low-income clients;
  • Experience presenting trainings or speaking in front of a crowd;
  • Bilingual in Spanish or another language a plus; and
  • Diversity of personal and professional experience.

 

Classification: This position is exempt, full-time, and at-will.

Compensation: Starting salary depends on relevant experience and will be commensurate with comparable nonprofit salaries in Alameda County.  The salary range is expected to be between $66,000-$86,569.  If the candidate’s experience meets the expectations of a Senior Managing Attorney at FVAP, we will discuss if the Senior Managing Attorney position and salary scale (starting at $89,900) is appropriate.  FVAP offers a generous benefits package, including subsidized health, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with 3% employer match after 1 year; FSA plan for commuting, parking, health, and dependent care expenses; Employee Assistance Plan and travel assistance; 3 weeks paid time off/year, with longevity increases; 12 paid holidays/year; and paid attorney bar dues and continuing legal education.

To Apply:

The position will be open until filled.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 21, 2020.  Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process.  The ideal start date is February 2020.

To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:

Erin Smith, Executive Director

staff@fvaplaw.org

Family Violence Appellate Project, 449 15th Street, Suite 104, Oakland, CA 94612

Your cover letter should speak to: 1) why you are interested in working at FVAP; 2) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our work and perform the required and any preferred qualifications, and; 3) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and cultural responsiveness amongst our staff.  Feel free to think broadly about your response to these questions, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

To promote social justice and best serve our clients, FVAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally responsive services.  Individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, and gender identities, as well as differently abled persons, survivors of domestic violence, candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, bilingual and bicultural candidates, and those who are the first in their family to complete college or graduate school, are encouraged to apply.

FVAP is located in Oakland, California.  We are convenient to multiple bus lines and BART.

Thank you for your interest in FVAP!


MID-LEVEL CYBERCRIME ENFORCEMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – Seattle, WA

Date posted: December 20, 2019

Experience: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with at least two years of experience in litigation matters and a demonstrated interest in cybercrime enforcement to join its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

    •     Experience working in a law firm, prosecutors’ office, or government legal department.
    •     A passion for protecting clients and the public from harm caused by internet bad actors.
    •     An interest in focusing on internet fraud and brand protection cases, and leading internal and external investigations.
    •     An ability to work on both high volume programmatic legal matters, and high-impact strategic complex litigation.
    •     Outstanding attention to detail.
    •     Excellent research and writing abilities.
    •     Client-centric service mindset.
    •     Experience representing technology clients is a plus, but not required.

 

Description:

To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit Mid-Level Cybercrime Enforcement Litigation Associate – Seattle and upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Recruiting, resume, a copy of your law transcript, and a brief writing sample (5-10 pages). Click here to see a list of all other attorney opportunities at DWT.


MID-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL – Los Angeles, CA

Experience: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a Counsel with a minimum of seven years’ experience to join its California and national employment law practice in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have significant advice and counseling experience, some employment litigation experience, and a broad understanding of federal and California employment laws and regulations. Preferably, the candidate will have a majority of experience in an employment practice group or employment-only law firm. The practice will focus on providing advice and counseling to clients concerning employment law issues, with secondary work on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters. Counseling will include providing advice, drafting policies, handbooks, employment agreements, wage-hour, leave of absences, investigations, etc. For more experienced attorneys interested in this position, a book of business is not required.

The candidate must be a member or pending member of the California State Bar. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident, self-motivated lawyer with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment.

We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

Description:

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting, resume and a brief writing sample (5 – 10 pages). Click here to see a list of all other attorney opportunities at DWT.


STAFF ATTORNEY (HIV/AIDS PROJECT) – Los Angeles, CA 

Experience: Membership in the California Bar required unless waiting for California Bar Examination results. Commitment to Inner City Law Center’s (“ICLC”) mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage an active caseload. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet deadlines. Excellent negotiation skills. Ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of clients who may be dealing with emotional issues, cognitive impairments, or mental illness in a kind, appropriate, and effective manner.

Description:

ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time Staff Attorney to advocate for clients who are at imminent risk of homelessness. The Staff Attorney will work by holistically addressing a broad range of issues that impact housing stability. A key component of the Staff Attorney position is a robust housing law practice, including trial work. The Staff Attorney will perform work in a wide array of areas including federal fair housing litigation, eviction defense, maximizing income through government benefits, restraining orders and limited immigration services. The Staff Attorney will work closely with clients who are living with HIV/AIDS and our partner organizations and will bring a whatever-it-takes approach to ending and preventing homelessness.

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator, at careers@innercitylaw.org.


STAFF ATTORNEY (HOMELESS VETERANS PROJECT) – Los Angeles, CA 

Experience: The Inner City Law Center (“ICLC”)  is seeking a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 0-6 years of experience to provide free legal services to help homeless veterans with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. The attorney will practice in three areas designed to remove barriers to housing stability: VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and traffic tickets. The attorney will carry a full caseload of clients, from the initial interview through the administrative and/or judicial process. The attorney will also work as part of a team and share responsibilities related to the program, such as creating and leading trainings and identifying systematic problems within the VA benefits application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This may include working directly with staff and leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills. Strong teaching and public speaking skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients utilizing client-centered lawyering and trauma-informed frameworks. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience in developing and leading trainings. Experience working with veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income and/or experiencing homelessness. Membership in a State Bar is required.

Description:

Our Homeless Veterans Project represents individual veterans in complex VA disability benefits

and military discharge upgrade matters. Many of our clients have significant mental health disabilities due to trauma such as combat and military sexual violence. These cases require significant attorney involvement so that the veterans we represent can receive the compensation and other benefits they earned through their service to our country.

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator, at careers@innercitylaw.org


STAFF ATTORNEY (HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION/EVICTION DEFENSE) – Los Angeles, CA 

Experience: Membership in the California Bar required unless waiting for California Bar Examination results. Commitment to Inner City Law Center’s (“ICLC”) mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong work ethic. Organized and detail oriented. Excellent negotiation skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, client-centered manner. 

Description:

The best way to end homelessness is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Each day, in Los Angeles County, 133 people exit homelessness – but over 150 people become homeless. We must do far more to help keep precariously housed families in their homes. This new Staff Attorney position will carry a caseload of eviction defense (unlawful detainer) cases and will help expand our tenant defense work. The Staff Attorney will work with an eviction defense team including attorneys and paralegals to negotiate with opposing counsel; prepare discovery requests and responses; draft pleading motions and correspondence; negotiate settlements; conduct unlawful detainer trials; and pursue appellate remedies. In addition to carrying their own caseload, the Staff Attorney will work closely with volunteer attorneys from private law firms who are providing pro bono representation to clients facing eviction.

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator, at careers@innercitylaw.org.


ATTORNEY-ADVISER – Chicago, IL 

Experience: J.D. or LL.B. degree and SK-14: Applicant must have three year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two year(s) of which includes the following: at the link below. 

Description:

This position is in the Office of the Technology Controls Program (TCP) within the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. TCP has primary responsibility for oversight and technology examinations of self-regulatory organizations. TCP is seeking to fill Attorney-Advisers. To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xpEXv. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov


GENERAL ATTORNEY – Atlanta, GA 

Experience: J.D. or LL.B. degree, SK-13: Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year(s) of which includes: (1) Analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues; (2) Conducting significant investigations or litigation; and (3) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws, and SK-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes: (1) Applying securities laws; (2) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws; (3) Conducting civil cases in the United States District Courts and administrative proceedings before administrative law judges; and (4) Developing recommendations regarding securities laws.

Description:

The General Attorney will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market. To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xp5m5. If you are an attorney and want to apply directly: Submit your resume to HO-ENF-Hiring@sec.gov. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov


ATTORNEY – Yerevan, Armenia  

Experience: Practicing lawyer (preferably passed a US state bar); Located in Yerevan; Fluency in Armenian and English; Experience managing a team of lawyers; Reputation as politically neutral; Background in IT and/or integrity checks for public officials.

Description:

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)—is working on a USAID-funded project in Armenia aimed at helping prop up Armenia’s Corruption Prevention Commission. We’re looking for lawyers who can work as a contractor to support our work on two specific items: creating a manual for how the Corruption Prevention Commission staff will carry out “integrity checks” of new nominees for high ranking public positions; and recommendations on how the Corruption Prevention Commission Staff will verify and publish declaration of assets forms of public officials, and then integrate those across the government. To apply, email PGlover@cipe.org.


ATTORNEY-ADVISER – Washington, DC 

Experience: The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers. The Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office, Investment Company Regulation Office is seeking to fill one Attorney-Adviser position in Washington, DC.

Description:

To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xpnfz. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.


ATTORNEY – Bay Area, CA

Experience: Berkeley Lab has an exciting new Legal Counsel opportunity to be part of a vital in-house legal department at the nation’s premier national research laboratory doing a broad range of cutting-edge law and counselling. We are looking for a bright, collegial early career attorney to join the Office of Laboratory Counsel at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn the business of the Laboratory in a supportive environment, while providing legal advice and counsel in the areas of construction, environmental, procurement, export controls, among others.  If you are ready to commit yourself to a public-service legal environment in an exciting and intellectually stimulating research environment, please consider applying for this rare opportunity.

Description:

This position reports to the Laboratory’s Chief Counsel, and as part of the University of California, also to the UC General Counsel. Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://lbl.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/legal-counsel-attorney-2376.


SENIOR EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Irvine, CA

Experience: The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a senior level associate with 5-7 years of employment litigation and/or class action experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California.

Description:

Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and apply at the following link: Fisher Phillips Career Opportunity.


HOUSING ATTORNEY FELLOW/HOUSING LEGAL FELLOW Oakland, CA

Experience: FVAP is seeking a Housing Attorney Fellow or Housing Legal Fellow to build the capacity and reach of its Housing and Employment Justice Project by deepening FVAP’s connections to underserved rural and frontier communities in California, focusing on communities that have little access or connection to legal assistance. The focus communities of the fellow will partially depend on the skills and connections of the hired fellow.

Description:

FVAP is seeking a Housing Attorney Fellow or Housing Legal Fellow to build the capacity and reach of its Housing and Employment Justice Project by deepening FVAP’s connections to underserved rural and frontier communities in California, focusing on communities that have little access or connection to legal assistance. The focus communities of the fellow will partially depend on the skills and connections of the hired fellow.

For more details, please visit: http://fvaplaw.org/2019/11/14/fvap-seeks-housing-attorney-fellow-or-housing-legal-fellow/


SENIOR ATTORNEY/PARTNER San Francisco, CA

Experience: We are seeking a senior attorney/partner, preferably with 5-10 years of experience, who wants to take cases to trial in the areas of automobile, premises liability, catastrophic injury, and trucking defense.  Trial experience and the ability to independently manage cases from start to finish are critical skills, as is the ability to work as a collaborative team member who can continue to build strong and long-lasting client and internal relationships as part of our overall positive firm culture.  Those with additional skill sets and interests are always welcome, as we seek to continue growing a team of great attorneys in the Bay Area who really enjoy practicing law.

A portable book of business is not a requirement because we are looking for someone with strong skills to meet our current and growing needs.  Yet, individual attorneys and/or a small group with a portable book of business are certainly welcome to also seek to join with us.

Description:

Freeman Mathis and Gary LLP

We are conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, and offer a competitive salary and benefits based on skills and experience. Email DZargaryan@fmglaw.com for details.


ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY – Glendale, CA

ExperienceThe City is seeking a litigation attorney with a minimum of 3 years of experience (5+ years preferred) handling all facets of litigation from inception through trial.  The ideal candidate will have public sector experience and knowledge of torts, civil rights and employment litigation.  Experience conducting legal research, drafting motions, and taking and defending depositions is a must.  Some trial experience is preferred. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the California State Bar, and be a graduate of a State of California or American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school.  A valid Class C California driver’s license is also required.

Description:

The salary range for this position is $8,821.28 and $12,831.55 monthly, and placement within the range is based on experience and qualifications.  The City of Glendale offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance.

Any person interested in applying for this position must submit a (1) resume, (2) cover letter and (3) short writing sample (3-5 pages preferred) where the applicant was the primary author with only minimal editing from a supervisor or other attorney.  Please submit the cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Chief Assistant City Attorney Ann Maurer at amaurer@glendaleca.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019. 


PART TIME LITIGATION ATTORNEY – Los Angeles, CA

Experience: California State Bar licensed. Strong background in litigation is required. Candidates must have good communication and organizational skills. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required. In addition; 

    • 2+ years of strong personal injury litigation experience 
    • Exceptional litigation skills with strong knowledge of State Court and Federal Court rules
    • Excellent working knowledge of legal documents
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with clients
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Experience with e-Filing
    • Ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
    • Must be a team player and strong ability to multi-task

Description: Responsibilities include;

    • Court filing in various court locations (Federal and California e-filing)
    • Following up regarding status and/or issues with filing in a prompt and professional manner
    • Court calendaring and docketing (including law and motion deadlines)
    • Propounding and responding to discovery
    • Scheduling and noticing depositions
    • Subpoenaing records
    • Assembling briefs, motions, and pleadings
    • Scheduling and managing firm’s litigation calendar
    • Assisting attorneys with research
    • Searching and checking public records
    • Interviewing clients and witnesses
    • Preparing witness statements and declarations
    • Collecting, retrieving, and analyzing information
    • Reviewing medical records
    • Summarizing legal documents
    • Managing and organizing cases
    • Arranging for deliveries and mailing
    • Researching cases, statutes, regulations and publications
    • Organization and maintenance of documents in paper and electronic filing systems
    • Arranging evidence and other legal documents for attorneys’ review
    • Scheduling and calendaring court appearances, interviews, meetings and depositions
    • Reasonable to high degree of technological and social media skills

 

To apply, please email info@gorlawfirm.com


ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL – Various Counties

Experience: The Labor and Workforce Development Agency has a new job posting for an Assistant General Counsel.  The hiring process is a competitive merit-based process. We are encouraging all qualified and interested applicants to apply. If you are interested, please click on one of the links below:

Description:

Alameda County: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=176401
Los Angeles County: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=176402
Sacramento County: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=176391
San Francisco County: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=176397

Check out: How to Apply for the State PDF

For general information about the Labor Agency, please also visit our website at http://www.labor.ca.gov.


ENTRY LEVEL ATTORNEY I – San Francisco, CA

Experience: The California Department of Insurance has two openings for entry level Attorney I, in the Policy Approval Bureau. These are transactional, not litigation, positions.

Description:

The office is currently in downtown San Francisco and will move to Oakland prior to 1/1/2020.

Link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=176876


GENERAL ATTORNEY POSITION – Washington, D.C.

Experience: (1) J.D. or LL.B. degree and (2) (SK 13) Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which includes: analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues, or conducting significant investigations or litigation. Knowledge and understanding of federal securities laws. The SEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Description:

The General Attorney will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC. Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.
  • Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions, evaluates documentary evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws.
  • Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts.
  • Uses sound judgment and determine the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyze information to identify relationships and trends, and integrate and synthesize facts to reach reasonable conclusions.
  • Communicates with agency officials at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, staff in courts and private industry, and other agencies.
  • Organizes work, set priorities, and determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
  • Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems or involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy.
  • May participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings.

To learn more about this employment opportunity and/or to apply online, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xVtw3

To keep your resume on file for potential future opportunities contact: HO-ENF-Hiring@sec.gov

For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov


FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION – Los Angeles, CA

Experience: An applicant must satisfy the following conditions: (1) be admitted to practice before the highest court of at least one state; (2) be a member in good standing of every state Bar of which he/she is a member; (3) have a minimum of 5 years of criminal practice, preferably with significant federal criminal trial experience; (4) possess administrative expertise; (5) have a reputation for integrity; and (6) be committed to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.

Description:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender (FPD) for the Central District of California. This position will be available on or after October 1, 2019. The FPD Office is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and maintains fully-staffed branch offices in Riverside and Santa Ana, CA. The appointee will manage an annual budget of approximately $40 million and an office of approximately 225 employees, which include attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and administrative personnel. The term of appointment is four years, renewable upon demonstration of highly satisfactory performance in office. The current authorized annual salary is $166,500. The Office of the Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel.

A Local Screening Committee will review all applications and conduct interviews of the most qualified candidates. The screening committee will refer the most qualified candidates to the Ninth Circuit’s Standing Committee on Federal Public Defenders, who will refer the best qualified candidate to the Court of Appeals for selection and appointment.

Deadline for receipt of all completed application materials: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Application forms and more information may be obtained by contacting the address, telephone number, or email listed below. The application may also be downloaded from the website below. Applicants are advised to allow for sufficient time to complete and submit the application. One completed and signed original must be sent to the Office of the Circuit Executive. One scanned version of the completed application must be uploaded to the Ninth Circuit Federal Public Defender Application System (https://recruit.ce9.uscourts.gov). Applications must be in the format required by the Ninth Circuit and received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019. To be considered, optional letters of reference must be submitted with the original application and must be uploaded with the scanned application.

Office of the Circuit Executive 95 Seventh Street, Suite 429 San Francisco, CA 94103-1518 Attn: FPD Recruitment–CAC

Telephone: (415) 355-8985

Email: cja@ce9.uscourts.gov

Website: https://recruit.ce9.uscourts.gov


ASSOCIATE POSITION – Glendale, CA

Experience: Candidate must have 4-7 years of prior law firm experience, excellent analytic skills, and should be able to draft litigation pleadings and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements. We are looking to grow by adding two associates with mostly transactional (and some litigation) experience in business and real estate law. 

Description:

You don’t believe that a stress-free, fun law firm can exist? One where you really get to set your own hours, work from home regularly, and get a paid gym membership (which you can go to during work hours)? Check us out! We truly don’t believe that producing quality work product and providing zealous legal representation must come at a cost that most attorneys are tired of paying. Gourjian Law Group is a highly respected, boutique law firm located in Glendale, CA with great, long-term clients we have represented for almost two decades.

If you’re interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@gourjianlaw.com.


SENIOR ASSOCIATE WANTED – San Francisco, CA

Experience: The San Francisco office of Fisher Phillips seeks a senior associate with 5-10 years of employment litigation and/or class action experience.

Description: 

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California.

The job description can be found below. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link.


LITIGATION ATTORNEY WANTED – JUSTICE IN AGING, Oakland, CA

Experience: 5 – 10 years experiences

Description:

This position will work closely with the Litigation Director and the Litigation Team in developing and pursuing high impact cases that promote and defend the rights of older adults. The litigation attorney will be based in one of our California offices, but work closely with attorneys in all three of our offices (Washington, DC, Oakland and Los Angeles) on issues related to health, economic security, and preserving the social safety net for seniors. This attorney will identify, develop, and litigate impact cases primarily on behalf of older adults in California, and will also contribute to our litigation across the country.

You can find more info here.


PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY FOR CIVIL LITIGATION WANTED – Glendale, CA

Experience: Minimum 3 years civil litigation experience.

Description:

Small boutique Glendale law firm (4 attorneys) seeks Civil Litigation Paralegal/legal secretary with some Executive Assistant duties.  Good pay commensurate with ability and experience, decent hours, and excellent work environment.

Please submit your resume to Reception@ourfalianlaw.com


FIRMS OR ATTORNEYS WANTED – Oakland, CA

Experience:  Important considerations for our selection process include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, efficiency and cost–effectiveness. The University of California serves one of the world’s most diverse communities and draws its student body, its faculty, and its employees from a wide array of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Providing effective legal representation and advice therefore demands that the University’s legal representatives and staff are capable of understanding and communicating with individuals from many backgrounds. (Please also see).

Description:

The Regents of the University of California, Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk Services are conducting a Request for Proposals to select a limited number of preferred outside law firms to represent the University and its employees in litigation under its General Liability Program.  General liability claims exposure is covered by the University’s General Liability Self-Insurance Program and typically involves third-party lawsuits alleging personal injuries (auto accidents, slip and fall, etc.), non-employee discrimination and harassment, ADA violations, libel, slander and invasion of privacy, appellate work and claims involving sexual violence/harassment/Title IX.  This recruitment does not include employment, medical malpractice or professional liability-related lawsuits or police misconduct.  Attached you will find a memorandum announcing the panel review seeking applications from qualified firms, along with the application.  These materials are also available here.

All applications and supporting material will be accepted through October 15, 2019, and must be submitted in 1 PDF via email to General.kq3s0kovpjszgz9l@u.box.com

For questions or assistance regarding the process or application materials, please contact Shari Guzman, Legal Support Specialist Coordinator/Office of the General Counsel at shari.guzman@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9441.


DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS WANTED – Monterey County, CA

Experience: Levels I – IV

Description:

If you are looking for a great place to live surrounded by mountains, bike trails, hiking, wine country and coastal scenery, then Monterey County is the place for you. Come join our team in our new state of the art office, built exclusively for prosecutors.

Apply online here.


LAW CLERKS WANTED – California Superior Court, Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Experience: Law Students Pre- or Post Bar

Description:

Opportunity available for law student, pre- or post-bar, to work in the chambers of Judge Socrates Peter Manoukian. Paid or for academic credit.  The experience is a real education. Opportunity is for both civil and criminal matters in court. You can get hands-on experience and acquire litigation skills working on real cases.  “A bonus is the ability to see and learn from the most collegial and the greatest criminal lawyers–DAs, PDs and private practitioners–in the Known Universe,” Judge Manoukian.

For information call 1.408.808.7230 or email: smanoukian@scscourt.org


Corporate and Securities Transactional Associate – Jericho, NY

Experience: 1-2 years

Description:

Moomjian, Waite & Coleman, LLP is looking for an Associate with at least 1-2 years’ experience in corporate and securities law (but not litigation). Moomjian, Waite & Coleman practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financings, SEC filings and general corporate. Although we are not a big firm, we have a high level practice. Our main office is in Jericho, NY (right off exit 40 of the LIE). We are open to full time or part time employment. Contact Gary T. Moomjian for more info.


Law Professor- Business Organizations & Corporations, Glendale University College of Law

Experience: 5+ years

Description:

Wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the intellectual aspect of law while participating in the development of your students.A coursebook has already been selected, syllabus prepared, and training will be provided. More info here.


Litigation Attorney, Century City

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Experience: 2-5 years of civil litigation experience

Description:

Century City mid-sized firm seeking attorney with 2-5 years of civil litigation experience for the opportunity to be part of the firm’s continued growth.

* Work environment promoting collegiality while maintaining an expectation for the highest caliber of work.

* Required to have knowledge of California discovery law with experience in drafting motions, taking and defending depositions and making court appearances.

* Must be detail-oriented and organized as well as able to independently manage and litigate cases

* Firm offers a competitive salary with medical, dental and vision benefits.

Please send resume to LALawyerRecruiter@gmail.com


Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment, Office of the General Counsel, University of California, Oakland, CA

Deadline: Open until filled

Description: 

Click link for application details.


Staff Attorney, Center for Food Safety, San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Description: 

The Staff Attorney will spend approximately 50% of their time on CFS’s government accountability project, which works to ensure that government decision-making is open to public scrutiny by enforcing open-record laws such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Staff Attorney will spearhead CFS’s FOIA work by drafting and submitting targeted FOIA requests, pursuing administrative appeals, and litigating under FOIA and other open record statutes. This work provides invaluable support to CFS’ programmatic and litigation efforts, and safeguards the public’s rights to know and to a transparent government. Click here for more details and application instructions.


(2) Associate Staff Attorney- Workers’ Compensation, The Hartford Insurance Company, Los Angeles, CA (Remote)

Experience: 0-2 years; 2-5 years.

Description: 

Two attorney positions open with The Hartford insurance company. One for a entry-level 0-2 year attorney and the second for a more experienced 2 to 5 year attorney. Both positions are in workers’ compenstaion defense. The job is remote meaning the candidate would work from home. The candidate would need to travel to the following workers’ compensation boards: Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Oxnard. The jobs are posted on The Hartford website. Candidates may also call or text Carol Attarian for more information at (818) 913-3501.


Associate Attorney, The Law Offices of Paul Grosso, Elmwood Park, NJ

Deadline: Open until filled.

Experience: Must have 2+ years personal injury experience, or judicial clerkship.

Description: 

Established plaintiff’s personal injury firm looking to add a lawyer.  Must be ready to litigate and try cases. Will be mentored by a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. E-mail resume and cover letter: pgrosso@lawgrosso.com and clark@lawgrosso.com


L.A. Superior Court Law Clerk (Bar Member and Non-Bar Member), Los Angeles, CA

Deadline: Continuous

Description: 

Bar Members apply here. 
Non-Bar Members apply here. 

Interested Armenian Bar Association members may contact us directly for more information before submitting an application at Info@ArmenianBar.org.


Law Clerk/Legal Intern, Dolan Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA

Deadline: Open until filled.

Experience: Our clerkships and legal internships are open to continuing law students with a passion for civil rights, employment law, personal injury and social justice.
Description: Dolan Law Firm, a Plaintiff’s firm specializing in civil rights, employment, and personal injury cases, is accepting applications for intern positions in our Los Angeles location. Position will involve extensive research, client contact, and deposition exposure. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills and a demonstrated background in advocacy. Dolan Law Firm trains the next generation of civil rights, employment, and personal injury lawyers in a year-round law clerk program that engages law students in a dynamic, supportive environment. If you are a law student and share our dedication to plaintiffs’ rights, we encourage you to apply for semester-long positions. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland law clerks are assigned to one of our legal teams and work closely with trial attorneys on trial preparation and individual cases. Assignments include working one-on-one with clients, drafting litigation memos, pleadings, discovery, and motions.
Interested law students may apply directly with us, by emailing daniel.tavares@dolanlawfirm.com.

Paralegal, Dolan Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: Open until filled.
Experience: Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years litigation experience, paralegal certificate and/or BA degree. You must be familiar with California state practice, as well as know how to find answers regarding court rules and civil procedure. Candidate should be proficient in WordPerfect and MS Office Suite. Knowledge of Abacus, Legal Solutions, and Westlaw a Plus. Must be fluent in Spanish.
Description: Dynamic, well established Plaintiff’s law firm is searching for an energetic, experienced self-starter to join a hard-working team in our Los Angeles office. You must be prepared to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a sophisticated and growing practice involving general civil litigation. This team member will be responsible for end-to-end litigation support, including routine administrative functions such as handling telephone calls, calendaring, preparing and organizing documents, as well as managing discovery and assisting with trial preparation. This candidate will work closely with three attorneys as well as the legal staff and various attorneys as needed.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
-Meet with new clients
-Meet with clients to go over discovery
-Draft discovery responses, verifications and draft propounding discovery
-Schedule and set up depositions
-Coordinate with clients and witnesses to set up depositions
-Request medical and billing records
-Correspond with lien providers and funding companies for clients
-Correspond with insurance companies providing them with documents
-Provide updates on client cases to clients and medical and medical providers
-Draft complaints, letters to clients and demand letters
-Work closely with attorneys to discuss their cases -Draft various filings and motions
-Go to site inspections, set up phone conference and meetings
-Send out welcome letter to new clients and organize client files -Manage attorney calendars
-Photocopy, scan documents and sort through mail and faxes, send mail and faxes
-Correspond with experts and provide assistance to experts during exam
-Research on Westlaw, Internet
-Research CA Vehicle Code, CCP, CA Practice Guide

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Some overtime and weekends required. Medical and dental benefits available after 90 day probation period. Commuter checks available. If this position sounds like the job for you, please send your resume with a cover letter and include your salary requirements to daniel.tavares@dolanlawfirm.com.


 

Litigation Associates, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., CA Offices (Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco)

Experience: 2-5 years

Description: 

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., a leading national healthcare law firm, has an immediate need for a litigation associate with 2-5 years’ experience to join one of its California offices (Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco).  The position will have a primary focus on healthcare litigation, and the ideal candidate will have a strong interest in health law and policy, with demonstrated ability to handle multiple deadlines and a diverse case load. The position requires the ability to independently manage client relationships and collaborate effectively with attorneys across different offices.  Prior healthcare law experience preferred.  Applicants must possess outstanding academic credentials and superior writing, advocacy and communication skills.  The firm offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and productivity.  Please submit cover letter, transcript and resume to Julia Enamorado at jenamorado@health-law.com. More information here.


Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging, Oakland & Los Angeles, CA 

Position deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Description: 

Full job description here. Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to elder justice and legal services for older adults to join our organization. The successful candidate will strengthen Justice in Aging’s elder justice initiatives to protect the health and economic security of older Americans, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults. The attorney will also play a key role in supporting legal services attorneys and the aging and disability network through the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a contract with the Administration for Community Living. The location for this position is Oakland or Los Angeles, CA.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin onNovember 15, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.


Associate Attorney, LawPLA, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Experience: 1+ years of litigation experience.

Description: 

The Law Office of Parag L. Amin, P.C. (“LawPLA”), is looking for passionate and affable Associate Attorney with 1+ years of litigation experience to join its fast-paced and fun law practice in Downtown Los Angeles at the US Bank Tower. If you fit that description and are someone who wants to join a fun and results-driven firm, then you should apply.

We primarily handle plaintiff’s side business, employment, wage and hour, personal injury, and real estate litigation. We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to getting results for our clients. You can see what some of our clients say about us here.

LawPLA is committed to seeing the personal growth and financial success of everyone on the team, and this is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to learn, grow, and help others. The ideal candidate will be “hungry” for experience and will want to handle diverse and challenging cases. The ideal candidate will also have a life outside of work but be willing to stay at the office longer than a standard 9am to 5pm. The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle their own caseload and will have an interest in meeting others and bringing cases to the firm.

Other traits we are looking for include:

–   the ability to write and research well;

–   the ability to speak articulately;

–   a team-player attitude;

–   a personable and charismatic demeanor;

–    the ability to focus on a single task;

–    the ability to multitask when necessary;

–    ease in working with and learning new technology;

–    an entrepreneurial spirit;

–    growth-minded attitude;

–    the ability to work long hours when necessary (60+ hours/week); and,

–    a goal-driven personality.

The ideal candidate must have a willingness to try cases and trial experience is a major plus. The candidate will be responsible for researching and drafting motions, drafting and responding to discovery, making court appearances, having client interactions, and trying cases either alone or with the firm’s principal.

Those who are interested and fit the qualities above should send (i) a resume, (ii) a short cover letter (less than 1 page), (iii) a writing sample of a pleading and discovery they have drafted to assistant@lawpla.com.

Compensation depends on experience. We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible.


Inner City Law Center, Multiple positions, Los Angeles, CA

Position deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Description: 

Inner City Law Center is doubling in size! We are looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. We have several openings for program staff – the job announcements are attached and posted on our website:http://www.innercitylaw.org/careers/


Three Positions, One Justice

Pro Bono Justice Program Director (Los Angeles)

Healthy Nonprofits Program Director (San Francisco)

Senior Staff Attorney (San Francisco) Pro Bono Clinics and Immigration Response

Description: 

OneJustice is an innovative and award-winning nonprofit that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice works statewide to build the capacity of all components of California’s civil legal aid system to meet the legal needs of local communities and to ensure the availability of services statewide. The organization has three core program areas: (1) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services organizations have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive; (2) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state; and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal public policy and funding issues. More information about OneJustice is available at www.OneJustice.org.


Associate Attorney, Encino, CA (Construction Litigation)

Position deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Experience: 1-2 years

Description: 

Small law firm based in Encino has an opening for an associate attorney who is interested in working in construction litigation matters, including public works and commercial construction disputes.  New admits or attorneys with 1 or 2 years of experience are welcome to apply.   Strong writing skills are a plus, as is any experience in construction.  Please email resumes and cover letters to armenak@raisinkavcioglu.com.


Staff Counsel of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), Los Angeles, CA

Position deadline: Open until filled

Description: Information on how to apply here.


Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Burbank, CA

Position deadline: Open until filled

Experience: Willing to train

Description: 

Small, growing Burbank Workers’ Compensation firm (4 attorneys) seeks attorney to defend depositions and attend hearings. Pay commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to minas@nordanyanlaw.com.


California Courts Need More Interpreters!

More information on how to apply here.

Paralegal, Glendale, CA

Experience: Minimum 3 years civil litigation experience.

Description:
Small boutique Glendale law firm (6 attorneys) seeks Civil Litigation Paralegal/legal secretary with some Executive Assistant duties. Good pay commensurate with ability and experience, decent hours, and excellent work environment. Submit resume to diane@ourfalianlaw.com.

Civil Litigation Associate, Downtown Glendale, CA 

Position deadline: Continuous

Description:

Civil litigation firm in Glendale, CA looking to hire associate with civil litigation experience. Email resume and cover letter to laesquire@gmail.com.


In-House Legal Counsel (Court Counsel), Los Angeles Superior Court

Position deadline: Continuous

Description:

Click here to apply.


Special Investigator, Los Angeles County Department of Transportation 

Description:

Under the general direction of a Supervising Special Investigator or Deputy Chief Counsel this position is an investigator for the Legal Division and will be responsible for the most sensitive and complex investigations, detecting or obtaining evidence by employing the most appropriate investigative techniques in defense of lawsuits and claims against the Department; in addition the Special Investigator is responsible for establishing procedures and other recommendations to management to ensure the accountability and integrity of the investigative process. This position does not have peace officer authority pursuant to Penal Code Section 830 et seq.  See position duty statement and application instructions: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=117684


In House Counsel, Long Island Boutique Firm

Position deadline: Open until filled

Description:

Long Island Business seeks commercial in-house counsel with both state and federal court experience.  Excellent writing & research skills to handle contract, collection, employment, labor, and commercial litigation.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Send cover letter and resume to ajcaro@arrowsecurity.net (cc’ing sogulluk@hineogulluk.com).


Corporate/Securities Associate, Moomjian, Waite & Coleman

Position deadline: Open until filled

Experience: 2+ years

Description:

Moomjian, Waite & Coleman is a boutique firm based in Long Island, New York with a high quality practice representing public companies, larger private companies, private equity, etc. Please see our Website: www.mwcllp.com. The candidate must have at least two years of experience in corporate/securities work: mergers and acquisitions (an absolute must), financings and SEC filings. The person should also be very good at drafting. We are not looking for a litigator.


Unlawful Detainer Attorney (Staff Attorney I), City of L.A. Housing Authority

Position deadline: Open until filled

Experience: Three (3) years of trial experience preferably in the areas of landlord/tenant (unlawful detainer) litigation, including bankruptcy proceedings and criminal law litigation

Description:

Under supervision, provides the Housing Services Department with legal services as may be requested by the Director of Housing Services and others including, but not limited to, full eviction services, staff training, and legal advice as it pertains to Landlord-Tenant, Fair Housing, Reasonable Accommodation and Public Housing laws, both federal and State. May also be required to support Section 8 Program operations including program administration, fraud investigations, assistance with administrative hearings and responding to Writs of Mandamus. MORE DETAILS.

Apply HERE


Associate Attorney, Abramson Labor Group

Position deadline: Open until filled

Experience: 1-4 years

Description:

Abramson Labor Group is currently seeking an Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, California who will contribute to overall success and help secure the bright future of the Firm. Our Los Angeles office is seeking an associate attorney with 1-4 years of experience to handle all aspects of our employment law cases, including, but not limited to, case screening, investigation, discovery, drafting correspondence and demand letters, and communicating with clients and opposing counsel.

The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills and is comfortable working in a detail-oriented and dynamic workplace. We are looking for someone who is an ambitious hard worker willing to work long hours and hit their monthly metrics.

Interviews will be scheduled quickly, local serious candidates only.

Apply HERE


Public Defender, County of Los Angeles

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Public Defender, Sacramento County 

The Public Defender is responsible for managing the goals, objectives, and policies of the department. The County is seeking an experienced manager who is self-directed and results-oriented. Highly qualified candidates will have seven (7) or more years of management, administrative, and legal services experience working for a Public Defender’s Office. Active membership in the State Bar of California is a desirable qualification. The salary range for this position is $190,300 – $209,802 and includes a 3.35% management incentive.

A recruitment brochure (click HERE) is available with further information about the County, the position, and the application process.


Associate Attorney, Santa Monica, CA

Position deadline: Open until filled

Description:

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Employment litigation firm is looking for a licensed attorney who is an excellent writer with strong work ethic for small plaintiff’s litigation firm in Santa Monica. Need a hard worker with the ability to handle heavy law-and-motion and discovery. Must be responsible, hard working, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task. Prefer attorneys in practice for 2-4 years as we need someone who can hit the ground running. Apply through LinkedIn.


Civil litigation Associate, Downtown, Los Angeles

Experience: 3-6 years (those with more will be considered)

Position deadline: Open until filled

Description: 
Encore Law Group LLP (www.encorelaw.com), an entrepreneurial corporate and litigation law firm based in Downtown Los Angeles, is seeking a civil litigation attorney with 3-6 years’ experience (but those with more experience will be considered).  The focus of this position will be research and writing. 

Candidates must be organized and familiar with all aspects of the litigation process such as court systems and their attendant rules, procedures, and protocols, and enjoy reading and writing.  We are a small firm, so, although research and writing will be the primary function, there will be opportunities for other aspects of litigation (e.g., court appearances and depositions), and plenty of opportunity to interface with clients and opposing counsel.

Candidates must demonstrate effective planning, problem-solving and analytical skills, exercise sound judgment, have the ability to prioritize workload and assignments, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work in a team environment.

Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California to apply. Salary commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to adee@encorelaw.com.