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JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: January 17, 2021

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Employment & Administrative Mandate Alameda 1/19/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV & DAG V DMFEA Civil Prosecutions Unit Sacramento 1/19/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions Sacramento 1/19/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions San Francisco 1/19/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Health, Education & Welfare Statewide 1/21/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Health, Education & Welfare Statewide 1/27/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 1/27/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Tort & Condemnation Alameda 2/4/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Public Rights Environment Statewide 2/8/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


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

Date posted: January 17, 2021

Supervisory General Attorney 

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.

Responsibilities

The Office of Market Intelligence is responsible for a variety of intelligence, analytic, and data and technology programs and activities to identify fraud, misconduct, market practices and other activities that constitute securities law violations and pose potential risks to investors. OMI intakes, analyzes, and evaluates thousands of tips, complaints, and referrals (TCRs) and other reports, information, data, and intelligence that the SEC receives each year, and develops and refers leads to agency staff for potential investigation or other response.

If selected, you will serve as a Supervisory General Attorney (Branch Chief) in the Enforcement Division’s Office of Market Intelligence (OMI) reporting to and working under the general direction of an OMI Assistant Director. You will manage and oversee the intake, initial early stage triage, and operational functions of the Tips, Complaints and Referrals (TCR) Program.

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supervises, manages, and monitors the activities and functions of a team of professional staff and contractors who intake, enter, process, review, assign, and perform initial stages of triage on tips, complaints, and referrals (TCRs) and other leads and information on a broad range of securities topics and products.
  • Plans and assigns work, proactively identifies, makes decisions and implements solutions to resolve work problems and issues, and organizes and monitors assignments and the flow and performance of work to achieve the most effective and efficient results within a high volume, fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Oversees and ensures the timely and appropriate review, assignment, and disposition of TCRs and other leads and related analysis, findings, and recommendations. Identifies urgent or priority matters for escalation or expedited handling and assignment and assesses and resolves complex, novel, and specialized issues.
  • Applies knowledge of legal concepts and securities laws and products to facts, information, and data in order to (1) assess issues such as jurisdiction, legal privilege, statute of limitations, potential legal and regulatory violations, and division and office mission, resources and priorities, and (2) make appropriate recommendations and decisions regarding the handling, processing, disposition, and assignment of TCRs and other information.
  • Reviews and confirms decisions or recommendations to take no further action (NFA) on TCRs and other leads that encompass a broad range of securities topics and products and/or refer leads and information based on certain criteria.
  • Analyzes information to identify relationships, risks, trends, and developments; integrates and synthesizes multiple sources of facts, intelligence, or data to reach and communicate reasonable findings and conclusions.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains program and office initiatives, policies, processes and protocols, guidance, and plans.
  • Communicates and coordinates with other agencies and external parties; manages external referral and information sharing processes and protocols; and coordinates or participates in internal and external task forces, initiatives, and other committees.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests from internal stakeholders relating to program or office matters (including legal, policy, and procedural questions); provides guidance, training, and feedback; and supports communications, reporting, oversight and risk management activities.
  • Develops and implements requirements for business operations, knowledge management and analytical tools, reports, dashboards and other products for trend analysis, program, operational and risk management, and intelligence.
  • Carries out supervisory duties, such as performance management, training and mentoring, office and personnel development, awards, recruitment, and informs employees of policies, procedures, and goals as they relate to their work on assigned projects.

 

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-15.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year supervisory 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 NOT 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-15: Applicant must have three year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two year of which includes: analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues, or conducting significant investigations or litigation. 

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588951300?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Date posted: January 17, 2021

ATTORNEY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the General Counsel’s General Litigation Group in Washington, D.C. is seeking to hire a talented and committed attorney interested in complex and challenging work.

The General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks attorney to join our General Litigation Group. We are seeking an attorney to review and analyze Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act appeals and draft decision letters to respond to those appeals; handle FOIA litigation; coordinate the SEC’s response to third-party subpoenas for testimony and production of documents; draft motions to quash or defend motions to compel as necessary; and perform legal research regarding the FOIA, the Privacy Act, privileges, and other related matters.

OGC is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must possess the following:

  • D. or LL.B. degree;
  • 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; and
  • To be considered at the following pay levels:
  • SK-13  Two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which relates to FOIA or to handling subpoenas. Salary range: $113,533 – $190,442.
  • SK-12   One year post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney. Preferred experience includes writing critical motions or opinions. Salary range: $95,470 – $160,155.

Please submit the following materials to GCResumes@sec.gov:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience.

Questions:  Allan Capute (202) 551-5122.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Date posted: January 17, 2021

ATTORNEY & LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DIVISION OF CORPORATION FINANCE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC is seeking to hire entry level and expert candidates interested in supporting the Commission’s mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The Division of Corporation Finance seeks to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions, both when a company initially offers its securities to the public and on an ongoing basis as it continues to give information to the marketplace.

The Division is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

Attorneys and Law Clerks in the Division of Corporation Finance selectively review filings made under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to monitor and enhance compliance with the applicable disclosure requirements. Division staff concentrates its resources on critical disclosures that appear to conflict with Commission rules or applicable accounting standards and on disclosure that appears to be materially deficient in explanation or clarity.

Typical duties include:

➤ reviewing filings and reports required by the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and analyzing available exemptions from the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934;

➤ recognizing, analyzing, and resolving complex legal and disclosure issues in registration statements, periodic reports, proxy materials, and other disclosure documents filed with the Commission;

➤ interpreting registration, reporting, and other requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and providing guidance to the public;

➤ researching and developing ideas, advice, and recommendations to the Commission staff, including the Office Chief, on significant and complex issues under the Federal securities laws in the absence of precedent;

For more information, visit:

https://www.sec.gov/corpfin/Article/corporation-finance-attorney-openings.html

HOW TO APPLY

Applicant requirements:

Attorneys:

  • D. from an accredited law school
  • Active member of the bar

 

Law Clerks*:

  • D. from an accredited law school

* Bar admission is not required for the initial appointment but must be obtained within 14 months of the appointment date.  

All candidates must possess excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills.  Demonstrated experience with or 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.

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

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Philadelphia, PA

Date posted: January 17, 2021

Supervisory Paralegal Specialist

Summary

If selected, you will provide supervision of the paralegals and technical support to SEC legal staff engaged in the development and prosecution of administrative, civil, and criminal contempt cases in violation of federal securities laws.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a supervisor and senior paralegal specialist providing support for an SEC Organization.
  • Provides supervision for assigned unit personnel engaged in providing paralegal support for the assigned SEC organization.
  • Utilize the most recent technological advances and databases; maintain proper control of all legal exhibits and documents; and serve as a technical resource for the assigned attorneys.
  • Represents the office for issues relating to the paralegal operations in meetings with staff of other federal agencies and the securities industry.
  • Conducts the most complex research; develops substantive summaries; drafts a wide variety of legal documents; interviews witnesses; reviews pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
  • Provides trial support for the most complex and high profile cases; resolves complex problems associated with judgments and collections.

 

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-13.
  • 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 not in the collective bargaining unit.

 

Qualifications

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

Time-in-grade for this announcement is one year at the GS/SK-13 level.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
SK-13: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-12 level: Specialized Experience Includes:
(1) Provides daily oversight and direction to paralegal staff, including planning and assigning work, setting priorities, establishing performance expectations, training and evaluating staff;
(2) Provides advice and counsel to employees relative to work administrative matters, including workload prioritization and meeting deadlines;
(3) Designs professional development opportunities, and assists managers with allocating administrative recourses;
(4) Prepares for hearings and court appearances by briefing attorneys or administrative law judges by assembling, arranging and managing case files, documents, and exhibits;
(5) Conducts factual and legal research; and
(6) Serves as a technical expert and senior paralegal to staff in the development of legal cases, including preparing for trial and providing support at trial.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588860000


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

Date posted: January 17, 2021

General Attorney

Summary

If selected, you will join a well-respected team as an attorney conducting high profile and complex investigations undertaken by the SEC.

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 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 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, 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.

 

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; or
(2) Conducting significant investigations or litigation.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588675800


ATTORNEY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Date posted: January 6, 2021

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the General Counsel’s General Litigation Group in Washington, D.C. is seeking to hire a talented and committed attorney interested in complex and challenging work.

The General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks attorney to join our General Litigation Group. We are seeking an attorney to review and analyze Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act appeals and draft decision letters to respond to those appeals; handle FOIA litigation; coordinate the SEC’s response to third-party subpoenas for testimony and production of documents; draft motions to quash or defend motions to compel as necessary; and perform legal research regarding the FOIA, the Privacy Act, privileges, and other related matters.

OGC is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must possess the following:

  • D. or LL.B. degree;
  • 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; and
  • To be considered at the following pay levels:
  • SK-13  Two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which relates to FOIA or to handling subpoenas.
  • SK-12   One year post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney. Preferred experience includes writing critical motions or opinions.

Please submit the following materials to GCResumes@sec.gov:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience.

Questions:  Allan Capute (202) 551-5122.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Salt Lake City, UT

Date posted: January 6, 2021

Trial Attorney

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.

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.
  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • 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.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587975500


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: December 31, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Diego 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Facility Enforcement Team Statewide 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit San Diego 1/11/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit Los Angeles 1/11/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions Sacramento 1/19/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions San Francisco 1/19/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV & DAG V DMFEA Civil Prosecutions Unit Sacramento 1/19/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Health, Education & Welfare Statewide 1/21/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Health, Education & Welfare Statewide 1/27/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

Date posted: December 31, 2020

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one vacancy in the Public Defender’s Office and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Prepares cases and represents clients in criminal and civil matters in both court and jury trials and hearings; examines and cross examines witnesses; presents oral arguments; prepares and represents clients on appeals.
  • Researches, analyzes and interprets existing laws and ordinances, court decisions, pending legislation and other legal authorities.
  • Prepares and reviews briefs, memoranda, opinions, and civil and criminal pleadings.
  • Interviews clients, complainants, witnesses and law enforcement officials in regard to criminal and civil proceedings; authorizes and prepares complaints, petitions and responses in civil matters.
  • Participates in mediation hearings to resolve legal problems without further court action.
  • Confers with prosecution attorneys, probation authorities, and court officials to discuss pleas, modification of charges, presentation and review of evidence, and other legal matters.
  • Advises judicial officials on legal issues and proceedings by submitting arguments to courts on questions of law; participates in programs to educate the general public on functions and role of the Public Defender’s Office; advises and directs clients on questions of law in criminal and civil litigation’s.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

Membership in the California State Bar.  Applicants who possess a law school degree and who have taken the California State Bar examination will be accepted to the examination process but must provide evidence of membership in the California State Bar prior to being certified from the eligible list.

For more information please visit: https://www.jobapscloud.com/SJQ/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=1220&R2=RL2031&R3=01


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA

Date posted: December 31, 2020

JOB TITLE: ATTORNEY II

UNIT: TRANSACTIONS AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS (LEGAL SERVICES)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO OR SACRAMENTO, CA

OVERVIEW

The Legal Services office of the Judicial Council of California provides quality, timely, and ethical legal advice and services to the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and trial courts, and to the Judicial Council, and its advisory bodies and staff.

Legal Services is currently searching for an attorney to join its dynamic San Francisco law office made up of a highly skilled workforce that provides effective legal support to judicial branch clients on challenging, varied, and significant legal issues. This attorney will support the two primary functions of the office, house counsel and rules and projects, by providing primary support to the Transactions and Business Operations Unit. The Transactions and Business Operations Unit attorney supports the Judicial Council and the trial and appellate courts on a full range of contract and business transactional issues, as well as providing legal advice on court and judicial branch business operations. This includes advice regarding the procurement of goods and services (including for information technology goods and services), facilities maintenance contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and the purchase, use and licensing of various forms of intellectual property. The attorney will also analyze public requests for records and advise on actions necessary for legal compliance with Rule of Court 10.500 and the common law right of access to court records, as well as data governance policies and privacy rights. The attorney will independently manage a workload in a collegial and collaborative environment.

The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, a public transit stipend for commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. It is preferred to fill the position for the San Francisco office, but applicants for the Sacramento office will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide legal advice to California judicial branch entities on a full range of contract and business transactional issues, including, but not limited to, advice regarding the procurement of goods and services (including for information technology goods and services), facilities maintenance contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and the purchase, use and licensing of various forms of intellectual property.
  • Legal review and drafting of appropriate documents.
  • Resolution of non-litigated contractual and procurement disputes.
  • Updating and revision of the Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (JBCM).

http://www.courts.ca.gov/18759.htm.

  • Analyze public requests for records and advise on actions necessary for legal compliance with Rule

of Court 10.500 and the common law right of access to court records, as well as data governance

policies and privacy rights.

  • Analyze and advise on risk allocation and liability arising from contracts and business relationships

and activities.

  • Work with clients in the identification, selection, and retention of outside counsel, including

negotiation of fee structure.

  • Work with outside counsel on business operations or transactional matters such as assistance in

drafting agreements and review and audit of billings to ensure compliance with agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor, and four (4) years of relevant post-bar legal experience as a practicing attorney.

After passing the state bar, work experience as a Law Clerk to a federal judge prior to formal state bar admission will be considered qualifying experience.

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Current active membership with the State Bar of California.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience handling transactional matters and providing business operations legal advice.
    • Experience with public sector clients.
    • Exceptional legal research, analytical, and oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience researching, analyzing, and writing legal memoranda about complex areas of law. • Experience in one or more of the following areas of the law:

o Transactionsandbusinesslaw
o Alternativedisputeresolution
o Publicaccesstoadministrativeorcourtrecords o Civillaw

SKILLS

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving capabilities, and judgment;
    • Superior communication, interpersonal, diplomacy, and public speaking skills;
    • Ability to present issues and advocate positions clearly, concisely, and logically;
    • Ability to manage workloads, coordinate deadlines, and prioritize competing demands;
    • Ability to work efficiently and independently but with close supervision of final work product.
    • Ability to work autonomously while being a team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude; • Ability to listen to and consider different points of view;
    • Ability to build consensus and resolve conflicts; and
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

KNOWLEDGE OF

  • Methods of electronic legal research;
    • Principles and methods of legal writing;
    • Applicable business equipment and desktop applications.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, January 8, 2021. This position requires the submission of our official application, a cover letter, a resume, writing sample, and a response to the supplemental questions.

It is required that you attach your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and response to the supplemental questions.

Note: When applying on-line, please include your cover letter with the attachment of your resume.

To complete an online application, please visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm and search for JO#5273.

The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request  such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.

OTHER:
Please note:
If you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.

Other Information Please Note:

  • Beginning July 1, 2020, Judicial Council employees are required to participate in a one day per month Mandatory Furlough Program.

 

PAY & BENEFITS

  • Monthly Salary Range:
    $11,380 – $13,654 per month [Starting Salary: $11,380 per month]
  • Some highlights of our benefits package include:
  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
    • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
    • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
    • 1 personal holiday per year
    • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
    • Pre-Tax Parking Savings Program
    • CalPERS Retirement Plan
    • 401 (k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
    • FlexElect Program
    • Long Term Care Disability (employee paid/optional) • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

 

The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Supplemental Questionnaire
For
Attorney II – Transactions and Business Operations Unit (Job Opening #5273)

To better assess the qualifications of each applicLicant, we will review your responses to the following questions. Please indicate for which employer you performed these functions. Your answers should not exceed a total of three pages.

  1. Please describe your experience with drafting and negotiating contracts (including but not limited to professional services contracts, contracts for purchases of goods, intellectual property, technology, and real estate), including experience with public sector contracts and Memoranda of Understanding among government entities.
  2. Please describe a complex contract negotiation you have handled for a client and, if applicable, the actual or potential contract dollar value.
  3. Please describe your experience in resolving contract-related disputes (e.g., through litigation and/or ADR).
  4. Please describe your experience providing legal advice and counsel, including legal research and analysis experience, particularly in the areas of business and transactional law.
  5. Please explain why you are interested in this position and what skills would you bring to it.
  6. Please state your date of admission to the State Bar of California.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: December 27, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions Sacramento 1/4/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Facility Enforcement Team Statewide 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV & DAG V DMFEA Civil Prosecutions Unit Sacramento 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit San Diego 1/11/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit Los Angeles 1/11/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


HEALTH SERVICES SENIOR COUNSEL, UCLA HEALTH

Date posted: December 27, 2020

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief UCLA Health Sciences Counsel, the Health Sciences Senior Counsel provides a broad range of health care legal services, with an emphasis on providing transaction and regulatory advice, and advice on legal issues affecting hospital operations, for the UCLA Health Sciences enterprise, which includes, but is not limited to, three hospitals (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital); the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM); and the Faculty Practice Group ambulatory clinics located throughout Southern California.  In this role, you will work closely with leadership and management of the many departments within UCLA’s clinical enterprise and with Health Sciences administration, including the President of the UCLA Health System; the Chief Executive Officer of the Faculty Practice Group; the Dean and Department Chairs of the DGSOM; and the Vice Chancellor of the UCLA Health Sciences.  You will interact with other attorneys within the University of California’s Office of General Counsel, and with leadership in non-legal departments within the University of California’s Office of the President.

You will utilize your expertise to facilitate the objectives of the UCLA Health Sciences by providing timely and effective legal support to each of these functions, as well as ensuring UCLA Health Sciences minimizes potential legal exposure and legal risk. You are a strategic thinker, an approachable adviser, and a strong relationship builder who thrives in a challenging environment and is personally and professionally aligned with UCLA’s mission and values.

For more information please visit: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/12014929/senior-counsel-los-angeles-ca/


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: December 27, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Diego 1/4/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions Sacramento 1/4/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Facility Enforcement Team Statewide 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV & DAG V DMFEA Civil Prosecutions Unit Sacramento 1/4/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit San Diego 1/11/2021 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Criminal Prosecutions Unit Los Angeles 1/11/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Date posted: December 27, 2020

The University of California wishes to establish a panel of qualified law firms to assist with real estate matters as described further in the attached Request for Proposals (RFP).

If your firm is interested in participating in the panel, please respond to the RFP no later than close of business on January 27, 2021.  Use this link to submit your  proposal https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/f13dc16895d8418eac566c48cd60027b.

UC Real Estate Preferred Provider Program RFP 4843-8743-0849 v.5

Download UC Real Estate Preferred Provider Program (RFP)

University of California Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines

Download University of California Office of General Counsel Billing Guidelines

 


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Fort Worth, TX

Date posted: December 17, 2020

General Attorney

Summary

The employee will serve as an Attorney working in the SEC Enforcement program in the Fort Worth Regional Office, conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities laws.

If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for serving as an attorney conducting high profile and complex investigations undertaken by the SEC.

Responsibilities

  • Provides legal support for a range of issues related to the assigned segment of the securities market.
  • Prepares memoranda and other documents relative to procedural policy or legal issues related to investigations, court or legal counsel inquiries, and impacted parties’ questions.
  • Provides assistance to senior attorneys drafting and analyzing legislative proposals and developments affecting SEC’s enforcement program; provides technical support to senior attorneys on legal issues involved in hearings and responses to Congressional requests.
  • Conducts fact finding investigations through a variety of means including taking testimony, interviewing or deposing witnesses, and obtaining and analyzing document productions.
  • 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.

 

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-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes:
(1) 
Analyzing complex legal and factual issues;
(2) Conducting investigations and developing recommendations relating to violations of the federal securities laws; and
(3) 
Conducting civil cases in United States District Courts and proceedings before administrative law judges.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587051100


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

Date posted: December 17, 2020

General Attorney

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.

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 knowledge 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 from and interviewing witnesses, and obtaining and analyzing document productions.
  • Provides legal expertise in cases involving possible civil or criminal violations of the federal securities laws 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.

 

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) applying securities laws or developing recommendations regarding securities laws; and
(2) conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws or litigating alleged violations of the securities laws in United States District Courts or administrative proceedings before administrative law judges or a combination of both.

Please note that this is a new job posting. If you have previously submitted an application for a general attorney position, and you are still interested in working as an attorney with the New York Regional Office, please re-apply in accordance with the instructions in this announcement.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586445100


Artsakh Hiring Opportunity

Date posted: December 17, 2020

ICC Project Manager Artsakh Job Description

International Christian Concern (ICC) is a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide, including victims of genocide targeted all or in part because of their faith. ICC is seeking to hire a local, English-proficient project manager for a one-year period who would coordinate and implement assistance projects in Artsakh for Armenian residents. This position may be extended for a longer period of time if the need continues. This is either a full-time or part-time position and includes the following duties:

  • Monitor the state of the conflict and report updates to the Regional Manager (based in Washington DC).
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts with local partners and human rights leaders.
  • Identify possible pressure points or trends which could lead to worsening religious freedom violations.
  • Develop, initiate, manage, and report on projects assisting persecuted Christians.
  • Maintain detailed financial and administrative records regarding projects.
  • Develop and liaise with ICC’s in-country partners.
  • Collect witness testimony, digital media, identify potential projects, and determine local needs in Artsakh.

 

Experience and Skills

  • Strong Christian witness and history.
  • Self-starter with great networking skills.
  • Proven proficiency in English both written and verbal.
  • Literate in Microsoft Office and internet based forms of communication (Skype, Viber, Dropbox, Google Drive, WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber etc.).
  • Non-profit, ministry, or project management experience preferred.

ICC wishes to conduct interviews in January with an anticipated position start date no later than early February. Salary can be negotiated.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Evans (Regional Manager) through RM-ME@persecution.org.


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

Date posted: December 11, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, DC is seeking to hire talented and committed attorneys interested in complex and challenging work to help the Division carry out its primary mission of protecting investors and U.S. markets.

The Division of Enforcement plays an essential role in carrying out the SEC’s mission by investigating possible violations of the federal securities laws and prosecuting the Commission’s civil suits in federal courts and administrative proceedings.

The Division is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

Enforcement staff attorneys are responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market. Typical duties include:

  • Engaging in fact-gathering activities, such as interviewing witnesses and drafting document requests;
  • Researching legal precedent and examining other relevant sources;
  • Analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of information, and identifying key issues that warrant further evaluation;
  • Assessing the quality, relevance, and accuracy of evidence.

 

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must possess the following

  • 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.

This announcement will remain open until December 18, 2020 or until the 400th application is received.

Open to all U.S. Citizens (Public):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586225600


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: December 11, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 12/16/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Employment & Administrative Mandate San Diego 12/23/2020 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


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

Date posted: December 11, 2020

General Attorney

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 litigates or negotiates settlements.

Responsibilities

These positions are located in the Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Intelligence (OMI). OMI is responsible for a number of intelligence and analytical programs, including the intake, analysis, and evaluation of thousands of tips, complaints, and referrals (TCRs) and other reports, information, data, and intelligence that the SEC receives each year and referral for potential investigation or other response. This position is in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Analyzes tips, complaints, referrals, suspicious activity reports, and other case leads and information sources to determine and identify credible allegations of potential securities law violations and the applicable regulation or law allegedly violated.
  • Analyzes allegations, statements, documents, data, and other materials for relevant facts; prepares written summaries of allegations; and identifies and determines potentially related matters.
  • Performs in-depth research of subjects, claims, and events for potential analytic and investigative purposes.
  • Collects, compiles, organizes and analyzes related data and information from a variety of internal and external sources and databases for use in the development and assessment of leads and in any resulting investigations or examinations.
  • Conducts interviews; consults with other staff, regulators, or law enforcement; analyzes trading data and activity; and utilizes investigatory procedures, tools, and techniques to develop, assess, and/or evaluate a tip, complaint, referral, report, or other lead.
  • Determines the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyzes information to identify relationships and trends, and integrates and synthesizes multiple sources of facts or data to reach reasonable findings and conclusions and identify potential fraud and wrongdoing.
  • Prepares written analyses and findings, applies law to facts and evidence, and makes recommendations in regards to the further consideration, assignment, and disposition of TCRs and other leads.
  • Prepares memoranda that clearly document and communicate research, interviews, communications, analysis, findings, assessments, recommendations, dispositions, and assignments.
  • Provides management and other stakeholders with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, subject matter expertise, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts and analysis identifying risks, trends, and other developments.
  • Reviews and confirms decisions or recommendations to take no further action (NFA) and/or refer leads and information based on certain criteria, and assigns and allocates leads to agency staff.
  • Supports or conducts coordination with and outreach efforts to other agencies; makes and receives case referrals; coordinates or participates in internal and external task forces, initiatives, and other committees.
  • Conducts training of staff and contractors; supports the intake, entry, review, and processing of TCRs and other case leads and related information or data.
  • Prepares processes, policies and procedures, training materials and job aids, internal and external reports and communications, and presentations. Supports the execution, documentation, and monitoring of operations and risk management activities, and performs other special projects.
  • 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.

 

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-14: Applicant must have three year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two year of which includes: analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues, or conducting significant investigations or litigation. Knowledge and understanding of federal securities laws.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586225200


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

Date posted: December 11, 2020

ATTORNEY-ADVISER

Summary

The Office of Analytics and Research (OAR) is responsible for contributing to the mission of the Division of Trading and Markets through a standing program in which data and other information are used to inform the division, the Commission, and the broader public, on a wide variety of important policy and regulatory topics.

The position is located in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

Staff in OAR work together with colleagues in other division offices on initiatives related to market oversight, the creation of new market rules and regulations, as well as the review and consideration of the rules proposed by national exchanges and other bodies overseen by the division. Areas of focus for OAR include: equity market structure, options market structure, fixed income market structure, swaps and derivatives market structure (as implemented under the Dodd-Frank Act) and exchange-traded products.

OAR staff typically has frequent discussions with a wide variety of market participants and external experts as part of gathering details on given topics and initiatives. OAR staff also has access to a variety of advanced data sources and analytics tools used for research and analysis, including the SEC’s MIDAS system. For an example of how OAR staff used such tools and data to contribute to the mission of the agency in the area of equity market structure, please see http://www.sec.gov/marketstructure/.

  • Advise OAR staff on legal matters relevant to the conduct of analysis including issues related data access, sharing, and use, the Administrative Procedures Act, Commission rules of practice, Division policies and procedures, and the interpretation of laws and rules governing market practice, particularly the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and regulations and rules thereunder, as well as the rule of self-regulatory organizations.
  • Collaborate with OAR staff to develop analytical products that are highly-relevant and applicable to the regulatory context in which they will be used by incorporating a deep understanding of the policy issues relevant to the Division of Trading and Markets.
  • Serve as OAR’s primary liaison with other TM offices (including the Front Office), other SEC Divisions and Offices, and other regulators to identify areas where OAR’s work may contribute to the Commission’s mission and to improve collaboration between OAR and those offices. Areas of focus may include international work streams (e.g., International Organization of Securities Commissions), and work led by other regulatory bodies (e.g., Financial Stability Oversight Commission).
  • Incorporate insights about emerging risks, trends, and events gained from research and monitoring work into reports and presentations that can inform Commission and Division leadership about areas for potential policy action.
  • Conduct analyses and reviews of industry, professional, academic, and media financial information, data, and releases to maintain up-to-date information concerning financial changes and trends within the securities industry and key trends related to market structure.

 

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.
  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • 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 four year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, three year(s) of which includes:

  1. Interpreting and applying provisions of the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the securities industry, in particular, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
  2. Providing guidance and expertise in the evaluation of legal and policy issues, addressing securities law issues that often lack clearly applicable precedents due to the novelty of the issues, analyzing the factual and legal issues involved; and
  3. Explaining the application of legal principles and precedents, and developing and justifying recommendations or conclusions.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586262500


Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney Disability Benefits Hearing Program (Full-Time Position)

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 living with disabilities or experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time Attorney to represent vulnerable clients in SSI, SSDI, and CAPI disability establishment hearings. The Attorney will join an exciting county-wide project that is developing best practices in SSI/SSDI representation. The Disability Benefits Hearing Program is part of a larger team that also provides technical assistance to partner agencies on disability benefits applications for individuals who are homeless throughout Los Angeles County.

The primary responsibility of the Attorney will be representing clients in administrative hearings. The Attorney will be responsible for all aspects of representation including meeting regularly with clients, reviewing medical records, and researching and writing hearing briefs. The Attorney will be responsible for assigning work to and mentoring team paralegals on their cases. The Attorney will collaborate with other team members in identifying systemic problems within the SSI/SSDI or CAPI administrative hearing systems. The Attorney will also identify common problems with the initial disability benefit applications and work closely with the Technical Assistance team to provide feedback on ways to improve initial applications and increase approval rates.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, and client-centered manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Ability to assume responsibilities quickly and work independently in managing a significant caseload. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet multiple appeals and hearings deadlines. Past experience representing clients in SSI/SSDI or CAPI disability establishment hearings is a plus but is not required. Experience representing clients in state fair hearings in CalFresh or CalWORKs benefits is also a plus. Experience handling a high volume of cases for representation is a plus. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish is preferred. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

This position will be required to serve a probationary period.

Compensation: Salary range is $65,000 – $90,000, depending on 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 upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.


Staff Attorney

Homelessness Prevention / Eviction Defense

(Full-Time Position)

Background: Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a non-profit, poverty law firm headquartered in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. ICLC has been serving the poorest and most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County since inception in a Skid Row soup kitchen in 1980. Founded on the basic principle that every human being should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC’s staff of 100 attorneys, paralegals, tenant organizers, and other professionals provides free legal representation to thousands of homeless and working poor clients. Every day, in Los Angeles County, 133 people exit homelessness – but over 150 people become homeless. The best way to end homelessness is to prevent it from happening in the first place. For many of our clients, preventing eviction from their homes is vital and life-changing because it keeps them from becoming homeless.

Position Description: ICLC seeks attorneys who are passionate about justice and combatting homelessness to join ICLC’s fight to end homelessness by applying for a Staff Attorney position with ICLC’s Tenant Defense Project. The Staff Attorney will carry a caseload of eviction defense (unlawful detainer) cases and help expand our tenant defense work. Our team is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and Countywide Stay Housed initiative that brings together more than 20 legal service provers and community-based organization to prevent homeless by defending homes.  The attorney will engage in fast-paced litigation; work with an eviction defense team including attorneys and paralegals to negotiate with opposing counsel; work directly with clients to help them stay housed; prepare discovery requests and responses; draft pleadings, motions, and correspondence; negotiate settlements; conduct unlawful detainer trials; and pursue appellate remedies. In addition to carrying their own caseload, the Staff Attorney will contribute to conversations surrounding housing policy in Los Angeles County and work closely with volunteer attorneys from private law firms who are providing pro bono representation to clients facing eviction. Through their work, the Attorney will create safe and affordable housing, prevent families from being evicted into homelessness, and help end homelessness in Los Angeles.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s 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. Membership in the California Bar is required (unless you are currently awaiting bar results). We are seeking both English-only and bilingual (Spanish or Mandarin) candidates.

This position will be required to serve a probationary period. May be required to work onsite occasionally.

Compensation: Salary ranges from $65,000 – $80,000, depending on 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 upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.


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

Date posted: December 11, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC is seeking to hire entry level and expert candidates interested in supporting the Commission’s mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicant requirements:

Attorneys:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Active member of the bar

Law Clerks*:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

* Bar admission is not required for the initial appointment but must be obtained within 14 months of the appointment date.  

All candidates must possess excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills.  Demonstrated experience with or 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.

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

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: December 11, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Francisco 12/16/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Business and Tax San Diego 12/21/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Employment & Administrative Mandate San Diego 12/23/2020 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions Sacramento 1/4/2021 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Criminal Fraud and Special Prosecutions San Francisco 1/4/2021 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


STAFF ATTORNEY or SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY, ECONOMIC JUSTICE (Dignity for All)

Date posted: December 11, 2020

LOCATION

Can be housed in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern Office

*Note: The ACLU SoCal staff is working from home due to COVID-19 except on a restricted only-as-necessary basis at least through April of 2020*

DEPARTMENT

Advocacy

DEADLINE DATE 

Open until filled.

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or experienced Staff Attorney to work on the Economic Justice Project’s Dignity for All Project to build and lead litigation, legal, and policy advocacy needed to end homelessness, protect the rights and human dignity of people who are unhoused, and advance housing justice in Southern California communities and beyond. The Attorney will also provide technical assistance to impacted individuals and community groups, develop advocacy strategies, and equip community members and ACLU supporters with knowledge and narrative change tools to build power and advance the affirmative right to housing.

Founded in 1923, the ACLU SoCal has been at the forefront of many major efforts to protect civil liberties, civil rights, and equal justice in California. Principled and nonpartisan, ACLU SoCal has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County (Orange), the Inland Empire (San Bernardino), and Kern County (Bakersfield). ACLU SoCal tackles a vast array of issues, including, police practices, First Amendment rights, voting rights, criminal legal system reform, gender equity and reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, education equity, and economic justice.

OVERVIEW

California is ground-zero for the nation’s homelessness crisis. With over 150,000 of its residents experiencing homelessness, the state is by far the largest contributor to the increase in homelessness across the nation. The Attorney position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the many facets of this crisis. The Attorney will develop and litigate state and federal cases; create, implement, and participate in campaigns that protect and expand the civil and human rights of people experiencing homelessness and advance the human right to housing and basic human needs; engage in public education; and provide technical assistance on housing justice issues to coalitions, community partners, government officials, and government bodies.

While the position is based in Orange County, the Attorney will advocate on the full range of homelessness justice issues on which the ACLU SoCal engages locally and statewide. Litigation, advocacy, and public education campaigns might include: protecting unhoused people’s rights to exist; defending and expanding the rights of people who are unhoused; holding government accountable for the provision of their basic human needs and well-being; addressing the criminalization of poverty and homelessness with humane and effective policies that prioritize housing and healthcare access, including challenging the unconstitutional municipal policies and laws that obstruct unhoused individuals’ paths to achieving economic security and stable housing; helping to lead statewide work to advance the affirmative right to housing through litigation and/or policy advocacy; and shifting attitudes and the dominant narrative regarding people experiencing homelessness, centering and lifting up the voices of people impacted by homelessness and unaffordable housing, to educate our community and advance a “Housing First” policy solution. The Attorney will also work on other economic justice team priorities, as needed.

The Attorney, who will work in close collaboration with the Dignity for All Senior Policy Analyst and Advocate, will be part of the ACLU SoCal’s Economic Justice Project and ACLU of California’s cross-affiliate statewide economic justice workgroup. The Staff Attorney will also work with attorneys, policy advocates, and organizers from other ACLU SoCal Projects and communications staff as needed and when intersectional issues arise.

The Staff Attorney will be supervised by the Director of Economic Justice within the ACLU SoCal Advocacy Department.

CLASSIFICATION

Full-time, Exempt

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

The ACLU SoCal’s “integrated advocacy” model unites legal advocacy, policy advocacy, organizing, and base building for maximum impact. In keeping with that approach, the Attorney will work on cases, advocacy projects, public education, and campaigns. The attorney’s responsibilities will be the following:

  • Conduct legal advocacy and investigate, develop and litigate high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts.
  • Lead and manage litigation teams, serve as co-counsel, and work in conjunction with other legal, policy, and organizing staff within the ACLU SoCal, the other two California ACLU affiliates, and partner If a Staff Attorney, lead litigation but the litigation will be managed and supervised by a Senior Staff Attorney.
  • Supervise the work of more junior lawyers as well as interns and support intern If a Staff Attorney, supervise interns and support intern hiring.
  • Help lead monitoring and addressing homelessness issues addressed by past ACLU litigation and settlements and enforce compliance with those judgments.
  • Serve as a policy expert and advocate on state and local housing justice/homelessness issues in support of legislation and other campaigns, with responsibilities including public speaking, media interviews, and outreach, as well as writing op-eds, and
  • Conduct outreach, advocacy, and provide technical assistance to public officials and government
  • Organize and attend lobbying visits with state and local officials, provide testimony to administrative agencies and governing bodies, and develop and cultivate relationships with lawmakers and decisionmakers to advance organizing and policy advocacy objectives.
  • Provide technical support to community groups, advocates, and organizers in the
  • Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and ACLU
  • Devise and present engaging “know your rights” presentations, community education events, and trainings for activists and organizers.
  • Forge and maintain relationships with people impacted by poverty and homelessness, community partners,decision-makers, government officials, allied organizations and academics to implement collaborative projects and foster positive, effective working relationships while focusing on a people power-based theory of
  • Meaningfully incorporate people who have been impacted by homelessness and poverty into all aspects of your economic justice work, helping to elevate and center their expertise and leadership whenever
  • Build and facilitate coalitions when necessary and attend and actively participate in community partner meetings and coalitions that focus on issues that impact economic justice.
  • Collaborate with and provide support to people in other ACLU affiliates in California and the Sacramento legislative office, as well as colleagues at the national
  • Develop advocacy sign-on letters, fact sheets, advocacy materials, toolkits, action alerts, op-eds, blog posts, and social media
  • Support the ACLU SoCal’s base building and volunteer leadership development work, as needed.
  • Other duties, as needed and

QUALIFICATIONS

The ACLU SoCal anticipates hiring a Senior Staff Attorney with approximately 10-14 years of litigation and advocacy experience. However, we encourage attorneys with 6-9 years’ experience who have a demonstrated track record of independently developing and leading impact litigation cases. All applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, racial justice, and strong advocacy and litigation skills. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working leader with a proven record of accomplishments working with, advocating with, and/or organizing with people experiencing homelessness, marginalized populations, and community-based organizations.

Required

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and litigate impact
  • Excellent research, writing, analytic, and speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse coalitions and develop advocacy campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in, create, and sustain inclusive and engaging spaces for
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, build strong relationships, and work well in collaboration with
  • A deep commitment to the cause of civil liberties and civil
  • Willingness to work occasional weekend and evening hours, as
  • Willingness to travel within Southern California as well as occasionally to other parts of the
  • 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
  • Admitted to practice law in the state of California or willingness to promptly take the California bar

Desired 

  • Familiarity working in the area of poverty/economic justice, specifically on housing justice/homelessness issues with experience working with people who are unhoused, experiencing extreme poverty, mental disability, or trauma.
  • Familiarity with or experience working on social justice issues in Southern California, connections to Southern California communities affected by poverty and homelessness, and organizations working in those areas.
  • A demonstrated commitment and track record of doing intersectional advocacy and taking an intersectional approach to advancing economic justice.
  • Experience planning and facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, and other community
  • Spanish language

RACIAL EQUITY COMPETENCIES: 

  • Understanding and Applying Racial Equity
  • Demonstrate commitment to building or deepening understand of racial equity:
  • Core terms and concepts such as structural racism, white privilege, and anti-Blackness.
  • The role that racial inequity has played and continues to play in our society.
  • How race impacts supervisory relationships, team dynamics, and organizational culture.
  • Personal/implicit/unconscious bias.
  • Working for Racial Equity
  • Consistently assess structural implications and racially disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions within the context of their job responsibilities; race/ethnicity, intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, identity, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Consistently adhere to organization’s racial equity policies and procedures, including those that relate to hiring, retention, and promotion.
  • Consistently identify and disrupt ways in which bias plays out in work and/or team.
  • Leading on Racial Equity
  • Effectively encourage people to have honest conversations about racial equity, and accept feedback openly, non-defensively, and from a posture of learning.
  • Consistently address structural implications and racially disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions by identifying and implementing changes that can produce more equitable outcomes. This applies not only in terms of race/ethnicity, but also at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Consistently set racial equity outcomes, goals, and performance measures for team, department, or organization, and develop and successfully implement plans to achieve them.

BENEFITS

The salary range for this position for an applicant who fits our Senior Staff Attorney experience level is $101,000 – $120,000. The salary range for this position for an applicant who has 6-9 years of experience and would be a Staff Attorney is $79,250 – $91,750. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long-term, short-term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave and thirteen paid holidays.

TO APPLY 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and three references

to jobs@aclusocal.org (NO Phone Calls PLEASE) with the subject title “Staff Attorney – (Economic Justice)” or

Please submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and three reference to

https://secure.onehcm.com/ta/ACLUSC.careers?CareersSearch

DEADLINE

Open until filled. Priority given to those applying before January 15th, 2021.

ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to strive to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve. The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information. ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

The ACLU SoCal 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 akim@aclusocal.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


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

Date posted: December 5, 2020

SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER

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 Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (Branch Chief) position in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

  • Analyzes and reviews investment company filings submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act and Exchange Act.
  • Prepares responses to correspondence, filings, and other inquiries with the Division.
  • Assists other offices in resolving issues related to specific disclosure documents and the applicability of the regulatory provisions of the Investment Company Act.
  • Supervises the review of filings submitted by investment companies to register the companies and their shares, interests in certain insurance contracts registered as securities, annual updates to registration statements, proxy provisions.
  • Provides companies with written and oral comments on the filings to ensure that the filings comply with applicable securities laws.
  • Keeps cognizant of current developments and industry trends as they affect the program area.
  • Carries out supervisory duties, such as performance management, training, awards, and recruitment; keeping employees informed regarding the policies, procedures, and goals of the Commission as they relate to their work on assigned projects.

 

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-15.
  • 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-15: Applicant must have three (3) year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) year(s) of which includes all of the following:

  1. Providing legal advice;
  2. Responding to complex and difficult questions;
  3. Researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes, and implementing regulations;
  4. Developing and preparing guidance on a variety of complex legal issues, interpretation and application of statues; and
  5. Interpreting and applying the provisions and providing sound advice regarding the federal securities laws (for example, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act).

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584641100


ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY SPRING 2021 CLASS (POST-GRADUATE)

Date posted: December 5, 2020

Entry-Level Prosecutors

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking applicants for our Spring 2021 (Post-Graduate) Assistant District Attorney class.

Application Information:

District Attorney Katz’s goal of building the finest prosecutor’s office in the state is making the Queens District Attorney’s office the choice for talented and motivated attorneys.

She has assembled an unparalleled leadership team of top-notch career prosecutors, some from within the office itself and some who came to Queens from every major prosecutor’s office in the metropolitan area. In addition, she has added talented staff with diverse backgrounds; for example, the office’s first Conviction Integrity Unit is headed by a veteran of the Innocence Project. Together, they are individuals who share her vision and will assist the DA in making the Queens District Attorney’s Office a well-managed and thoroughly professional public office.

The Queens District Attorney leads a staff of approximately 330 Assistant District Attorneys plus an equal number of investigators, accountants, paralegals, administrative assistants, clerks and other support personnel. District Attorney Katz has organized the office to reflect the prosecutorial priorities of her administration: assuring the safety of all those in Queens while at the same time instituting progressive and innovative strategies.

Because the success of any DA’s office depends on the performance of the Assistant District Attorneys on the front lines, we place the highest priority on attracting law school graduates who have the greatest potential to develop into first-class prosecutors and then on carefully and comprehensively training them in order to maximize their legal, trial and investigative skills.

In our view, the ideal prosecutor is as effective when summing up to a jury as when briefing and arguing a sophisticated issue of law. The ideal prosecutor is as comfortable when interrogating a suspect in a station house at three o’clock in the morning as when cross-examining a defense expert in a courtroom at three o’clock in the afternoon. We believe each skill complements and enhances the other and strive to develop each of them with every one of our new assistants.

Diverse and Cosmopolitan

The areas of special emphasis in our office are, naturally, heavily influenced by the characteristics of our jurisdiction, Queens County. More than two million people form a remarkable polyglot of neighborhoods and ethnic groups that make the county the most diverse and cosmopolitan area in the world. The county contains almost half of the city’s Asian population, as well as large communities of Caribbean, African, European, South and Central American people. This county is the most linguistically diverse place on Earth, with 138 languages spoken.

Reaching into these culturally diverse areas presents special challenges to law enforcement, an issue to which our office has been especially sensitive. Like New York City itself, Queens is a collection of neighborhoods which span the economic spectrum, each with its own proud history, and each requiring specialized attention from our office.

As the home of New York City’s two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), Queens is also one of the most important international borders in the United States. This presents our office with special law enforcement challenges, such as international drug smuggling, organized crime activity and labor racketeering.

Entry level salary is $70,533; upon admission to the New York State Bar, the salary is $71,575. Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more. A three-year commitment to serve in the office is also required. Pursuant to Public Officers Law Section 3(1), United States citizenship is required of all Assistant District Attorneys upon commencement of their employment, as is New York State residency.

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Director of Legal Hiring, Mariela R. Palomino Herring, by clicking on the link: https://queensda.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2e9114a44sn


The City of Glendale, CA, is recruiting for an Assistant City Attorney.  

Date posted: November 30, 2020

This position requires three years of civil litigation experience, preferably public agency defense, and membership in the California State Bar.

To be considered for this position, please send your resume to

AMaurer@Glendaleca.gov

For more information please visit: https://jobs.lacba.org/job/assistant-city-attorney-glendale-california-0178 


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – Oakland, CA

Date posted: November 23, 2020

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Counsel, Litigation oversees outside counsel and directly handles various types of litigation and adversarial proceedings involving the University. The emphasis will be on direct handling of internal administrative hearings and writ petitions challenging those decisions. The position will also handle proceedings under the California Public Records Act, commercial disputes, and consumer class actions. The attorney will be involved in all phases of litigation, including trial, appeal, and representation of University witnesses in depositions. The position involves providing advice on legal issues affecting all campuses, medical centers, the Office of the President and the University at-large, including assisting with the development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University’s complex operations.

This position does not handle matters that are covered by the University’s employment, general liability, and medical malpractice insurance programs.

The position requires the ability to handle the most complex and challenging legal matters, litigation and projects. The position demands that the successful candidate be able to provide actionable and practical advice based on sophisticated interpretation of facts and law in an atmosphere of ambiguity. The position may require the provision of functional advice, training, and/or guidance to less-experienced attorneys, and participation in the review, revision and establishment of University-wide policies and procedures. The position will require management and oversight of outside counsel. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

By practicing OGC’s established Values for Principles of Community, all employees are expected to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires at least 8 years litigation experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
  • Proven abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
  • Thorough understanding of complex legal issues.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
  • Able to build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
  • In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
  • Proven decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations and guidance to less experienced attorneys and legal support staff.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
  • Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to foresee implications in a University setting, even when ambiguous or hidden.

Education: Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school.

License/Certifications: Required to be a member in good standing of the California Bar.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Legal – Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university’s behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HOW TO APPLY

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

The first review date for this job is November 24, 2020. The position will be open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

EEO STATEMENT

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of California, Office of the President, strives to make this job board accessible to any and all users. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at: Accessibility or email the Human Resource Department at: epost@ucop.edu.

For more information please visit:https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=12102&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=19&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Date posted: November 23, 2020

The General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks attorneys to join our Adjudication Group. The work of the Adjudication Group generally involves assisting the Commission in resolving administrative proceedings, including administrative proceedings set for a hearing before the Commission, appeals from initial decisions issued by the SEC’s administrative law judges, and petitions seeking review of actions taken by self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).  In these matters, the Commission issues decisions in the form of legal opinions prepared with the assistance of the attorneys in the Adjudication Group. The Commission’s adjudicatory opinions serve as legal guidance and precedent for the securities industry and the securities bar.

OGC is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

All applicants must possess the following:

  • or LL.B. degree;
  • 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; and
  • To be considered at the following pay levels:
  • SK-13 – Two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which in the specialty area of appellate litigation performing research, providing advice, and preparing a variety of written documents.
  • SK-12 –  One year post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney.

Preferred experience:

  • Prior federal judicial clerkships; or
  • Substantial amount of appellate work, critical motions writing, or opinion writing.

Please submit the following materials to GCResumes@sec.gov:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience.

Questions:  Allan Capute (202) 551-5122.


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION – Sacramento, CA

Date posted: November 19, 2020

The California Energy Commission is looking to fill three attorney positions in the Chief Counsel’s Office. You are encouraged to apply and become part of a diverse team that plays a critical role in creating the energy system of the future – one that is clean, is modern, and ensures the fifth largest economy in the world continues to thrive.

What is an Attorney?

How to Apply: To be considered for the positions, please follow the steps and instructions provided in the links.

  • Step 1: Take the Examination
  • Step 2: Apply to the Position

 

Attorney IV 

(Will consider Attorney III level)

Final Filing Date: 12/13/2020

1 Position

Exam Link and Posting Link

 

Attorney V 

Final Filing Date: 12/13/2020

2 Positions

Exam Link and Posting Link

 

Salary: Will vary based on position.

Location: Sacramento is a prime location and a compelling choice for diverse employment. Its geography, qualified workforce, lower cost of living, access to government and education, quality of life, amenities, and culture are all key ingredients that make Sacramento the place to be. Sacramento is not only California’s state capital; it is a growing metropolitan region with the seventh largest world economy. It is the largest city in a six-county region, serving a population close to 500,000 in the city and nearly 2.5 million people in the region.

Have questions about the position or hiring process? Please contact Careers@energy.ca.gov.

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


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

Date posted: November 18, 2020

SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER

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 Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (Branch Chief) position in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

  • Analyzes and reviews investment company filings submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act and Exchange Act.
  • Prepares responses to correspondence, filings, and other inquiries with the Division.
  • Assists other offices in resolving issues related to specific disclosure documents and the applicability of the regulatory provisions of the Investment Company Act.
  • Supervises the review of filings submitted by investment companies to register the companies and their shares, interests in certain insurance contracts registered as securities, annual updates to registration statements, proxy provisions.
  • Provides companies with written and oral comments on the filings to ensure that the filings comply with applicable securities laws.
  • Keeps cognizant of current developments and industry trends as they affect the program area.
  • Carries out supervisory duties, such as performance management, training, awards, and recruitment; keeping employees informed regarding the policies, procedures, and goals of the Commission as they relate to their work on assigned projects.

 

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-15.
  • 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-15: Applicant must have three (3) year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) year(s) of which includes all of the following:

  1. Providing legal advice;
  2. Responding to complex and difficult questions;
  3. Researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes, and implementing regulations;
  4. Developing and preparing guidance on a variety of complex legal issues, interpretation and application of statues; and
  5. Interpreting and applying the provisions and providing sound advice regarding the federal securities laws (for example, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act).

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584641100


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Date posted: November 16, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the “LINK” column.

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG Directorate Office of Legislative Affairs Sacramento 11/16/2020 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Civil Employment and Administrative Mandate Los Angeles 11/19/2020 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


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

Date posted: November 10, 2020

ATTORNEY ADVISER

Summary

This position is in the Division of Corporation Finance, Office of the Chief Counsel located in Washington, DC.

If selected, you will join a well-respected team serving as a Special Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel. You will serve as a legal and policy adviser and consultant to agency staff, the industry, and the public for the statutes and regulations which the Division of Corporation Finance program administers.

Responsibilities

  • Advising on the Securities Act of 1933, the registration, reporting, proxy and other disclosure and fraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; the Trust Indenture Act of 1939; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; and the rules, regulations, forms, and procedures under those statutes.
  • Reviewing significant no-action and interpretive letter requests relating to the securities registration, reporting, proxy, and other matters related to the Division’s mission.
  • Ensuring the Division’s interpretive positions with respect to statutory provisions are appropriate under the federal securities laws and consistent with the wide range of federal legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements imposed upon transactions.
  • Recommending appropriate Division positions and responses to proposed and enacted legislation.
  • Consulting with market participants and Divisions and Offices within the SEC, and working collaboratively with teams in contributing and assisting with special projects.

 

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-14: Applicant must have three year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two year(s) of which includes: (1) independently preparing or reviewing SEC filings made by public companies; (2) providing legal advice or conducting legal analysis regarding the application of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Exchange Act of 1934; and/or 3) providing guidance in the evaluation of disclosure reporting issues.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583294400


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH – Los Angeles, CA

Date posted: November 1, 2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and supervision of the Assistant Chief Counsels, Attorney IIIs represent DOSH in a wide range of legal issues handled by the DOSH legal unit. Attorney IIIs work with broad discretion and independence, and are expected to be experts in broad, complex and sensitive areas of employment law pertaining to occupational safety and health with knowledge of administrative proceedings, writs, and appeals. Duties include, but are not limited to: representing DOSH in complex and sensitive administrative hearings before the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (the Appeals Board); representing DOSH in civil and writ litigation before California trial and appellate courts; representing and advising the Chief, management, and the Division with regard to policy, sensitive and high profile matters, and program direction; providing analysis and advice concerning Public Records Act requests; analyzing and drafting proposed legislation; drafting proposed regulations; appearing before the Occupational safety and Health Standards Board; and providing legal services on a wide variety of other issues that may arise in the operation of DOSH, in multiple substantive areas of law, including occupational safety and health law, administrative law, employment law, labor law, constitutional law, corporate law, bankruptcy law, criminal law, and civil procedure law.

COVID-19 Impacts to Working at Cal/OSHA Legal Unit The Cal/OSHA Legal Unit has temporarily adopted telework for employees who can perform their essential work functions remotely

Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for up to 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month. For more information, please visit the Bargaining Contracts page on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at www.calhr.ca.gov. You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This a full time position headquartered in our legal offices located in the Wells Fargo east tower, on the 18th floor, 355 S. Grand Ave., in Los Angeles, CA. We have newly renovated offices with both artificial and natural lighting, and adjustable standing desks, which are conveniently located near restaurants and mass transit. Employees in this position have their own offices, work at desks, and are required to work extensively on computers as necessary to accomplish their duties. This position also requires in-state travel, either locally within Southern California, or for one to three-day overnight trips within California, based on assignments, and as determined according to the needs of DOSH. Attorneys will normally average a 40-hour work week, however they are expected to work all hours as necessary to accomplish their assignments and fulfill their responsibilities.

For more information please visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/attorney/


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

Date posted: October 30, 2020

TRIAL ATTORNEY

Summary

The Office of Distributions (OD) handles all distributions in enforcement actions where a disgorgement fund exists, or whenever a Fair Fund is created by the Commission or the Courts pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for developing and implementing distribution plans that compensate harmed investors.

Responsibilities

  • The Trial Attorney (Distributions) conducts litigation, implements all distributions aspects of civil and administrative proceedings assigned by the Division, and makes Commission recommendations for distribution plan approval.
  • Manages and handles litigation issues resulting from challenges to distribution plans by preparing motions and memorandum in support to amend final judgments, or to modify distributions plans.
  • Establishes a working rapport with other Enforcement attorneys, and staff within OGC, OCC, DERA , OIEA, OFM and OS to collaborate on distributions matters as necessary.
  • Provides legal advice and assistance to management and staff of the Enforcement Division, including the negotiation and settlement of pending cases and obtaining information for potential distributions.
  • Serves as an internal fund administrator.
  • Provides oversight for, or directly participates in the distribution of monetary recoveries from judgments and administrative orders.
  • Works with the Division of Economic Risk and Analysis to formulate economic allocation methodologies that reflect the harm caused by the underlying securities law violations.
  • Selects and supervises third-party administrators in the development and implementation of distribution plans that are fair and reasonable.

 

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.
  • CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
  • 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.

 

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) applying knowledge of enforcement action distributions pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and (2)experience providing oversight for, or directly participating in the distribution of monetary recoveries from judgments or administrative orders.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582631100


JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION – Sacramento, CA

Date posted: October 27, 2020

The California Energy Commission is looking to fill seven attorney positions in the Chief Counsel’s Office. You are encouraged to apply and become part of a diverse team that plays a critical role in creating the energy system of the future – one that is clean, is modern, and ensures the fifth largest economy in the world continues to thrive.

What is an Attorney?

How to Apply: To be considered for the positions, please follow the steps and instructions provided in the links.

  • Step 1: Take the Examinations
  • Step 2: Apply to the Positions
Attorney III

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

2 Positions

Exam Link and Posting Link

Attorney III

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

2 Positions

Exam Link and Posting Link

Attorney IV

(Will consider Attorney III level)

Final Filing Date: 11/25/2020

1 Position

Exam Link and Posting Link

Attorney V

Final Filing Date: 11/25/2020

2 Positions

Exam Link and Posting Link

Salary: Will vary based on position.

Location: Sacramento is a prime location and a compelling choice for diverse employment. Its geography, qualified workforce, lower cost of living, access to government and education, quality of life, amenities, and culture are all key ingredients that make Sacramento the place to be. Sacramento is not only California’s state capital; it is a growing metropolitan region with the seventh largest world economy. It is the largest city in a six-county region, serving a population close to 500,000 in the city and nearly 2.5 million people in the region.

Have questions about the position or hiring process? Please contact Careers@energy.ca.gov.

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


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

Date posted: October 26, 2020

SENIOR OFFICER – ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

Summary

The Litigation and Administrative Practice Group provides legal and policy advice to the Commission, individual Commissioners, and the SEC’s divisions and offices concerning securities laws, administrative laws and other applicable laws. In particular, the Group advises and represents the Commission on a wide range of legal matters related to investigative and regulatory authority, professional responsibility, procurement, appropriations, intellectual property, employment law and labor matters.

Responsibilities

This position serves as the Associate General Counsel for the Group.

Typical duties include:

  • Overseeing the representation of the Commission and its members and employees in litigation. Providing general legal and policy advice to the Commissioners, their offices, and the various divisions and offices within the Commission on issues that impact operations and executing the SEC’s mission.
  • Overseeing the of investigation of allegations of misconduct by attorneys practicing before the Commission and pursuing disciplinary proceedings pursuant to the Commission’s Rule of Practice Rule 102(e)
  • Advising the General Counsel on the appropriate disposition of all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act appeals and document productions in response to third party subpoenas.
  • Determining when appropriate to assert government privilege in third party litigation and authorizing disclosure of non-public information to other law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
  • Advising the Commission on appropriations law, the development and oversight of major contracts, leases, memoranda of understanding and other complex documents, and matters involving intellectual property.
  • Overseeing the advice given to the Commission, divisions and offices, and individual managers, and representation of the Agency, on matters related to labor and employment.
  • Establishing and maintaining close cooperative working relationships with the Commission’s management and officials, other government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the SEC.

 

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.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following

  • J.D. or LL.B. degree (Note: Official Transcript 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: Applicant must have four year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, three years of which include:

  1. Interpreting and applying federal statutes, rules and regulations administered by the federal government;
  2. Advising senior level officials on legal and policy issues that impact operations and mission;
  3. Managing a diverse workload in a dynamic fast paced environment;
  4. Supervising, leading or providing guidance and direction to attorneys and professional administrative staff on complex legal and/or policy questions; and
  5. Practice in at least three (3) of the following areas: appropriations and procurement, FOIA and Privacy Act, labor and employment, conducting investigations and representing a federal agency at administrative hearings or trials, and advising on matters of professional responsibility.

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582037500


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Date posted: October 23, 2020

No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Civil Health Quality Enforcement Los Angeles 10/23/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Civil Health Quality Enforcement Fresno 10/23/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL Graduate Legal Assistant Office of the Solicitor General Attorney General’s Honors Program San Francisco 10/26/2020 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program San Francisco 10/26/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Tort & Condemnation Sacramento 10/26/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Tort & Condemnation San Francisco 10/26/2020 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Department of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Criminal Los Angeles 11/6/2020 Apply Now
2 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Department of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Criminal San Diego 11/6/2020 Apply Now
multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG, DAG IV, & DAG V Public Rights Healthcare Rights and Access Statewide Until Filled Apply Now

 


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Date posted: October 20, 2020


No. of positions Job Title Will Consider Division Section Location Deadline Link
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program San Francisco 10/26/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL Graduate Legal Assistant Office of the Solicitor General Attorney General’s Honors Program San Francisco 10/26/2020 Apply Now
Multiple DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG & DAG IV Civil Correctional Law Sacramento 10/19/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Facility Enforcement Team San Diego 10/21/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV DMFEA Facility Enforcement Team Los Angeles 10/21/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Civil Health Quality Enforcement Los Angeles 10/23/2020 Apply Now
1 DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III DAG IV Civil Health Quality Enforcement Fresno 10/23/2020 Apply Now
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JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION – Washington, DC

Date posted: October 13, 2020

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST

Summary

The General Counsel is the Chief Legal Officer of the Commission and heads the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The Appellate Group represents the Commission in civil litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, in conjunction with the Solicitor General, in the U.S. Supreme Court in civil litigation involving enforcement and challenges to federal securities laws.

Responsibilities

  • Provides legal support for multiple attorneys in the Appellate Group.
  • Performs substantive citation verification to ensure that both record and legal citations and quotations in briefs and documents are accurate and relevant.
  • Conforms citations to required “Blue Book” format.
  • Prepares, identifies, marks, and compiles appendices, exhibits, including visual aids, and exhibits to be filed or used in court.
  • Prepares the certified index of the administrative record in appeals from Commission rules or orders.
  • Performs legal research using online information in systems such as PACER, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other legal resources.
  • Prepares court filings, briefs, and other legal documents and memoranda in coordination with attorney staff.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely complex and technical information to attorneys and others in the Commission, both orally and in writing.

 

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.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580816000


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

Date posted: October 2, 2020

Summary

This position reports directly to the Agency’s Chief Data Officer who is responsible for: leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; and ensuring that the agency collects only the data it needs to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

Responsibilities

This position is part of a new and growing office. If selected, you will assist with building the office from the ground up and serve as the primary Counsel to the Chief Data Officer. Other duties include:

  1. Oversee legal matters involving OCDO, especially those related to compliance with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and associated statutory requirements.
  2. Serve as a liaison between OCDO and the Office of the General Counsel as well as counsel in other Divisions and Offices.
  3. Draft and review legal documents associated with OCDO, including briefs, memos, responses to questions within and outside the SEC, data-related contracts including data acquisition, and associated documentation.
  4. Support OCDO by developing and carrying out processes that govern the SEC’s collection and dissemination of information as well as developing and maintaining the SEC’s data catalog and the SEC’s contribution to the federal data catalog as required by law.
  5. Support OCDO in establishing and interpreting data licensing and terms of use within the SEC and by advising users on license restrictions and terms of use.
  6. Support the creation of data policies across the entire data lifecycle acquisition, access, sharing, usage, and dispensing acquisition, access, sharing, usage, and dispensing.
  7. Represent OCDO on various internal and external forums as assigned.

 

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 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-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes:(1) Analyzing and researching legal complex and/or factual issues in regards to the activities of administrative agencies of government; and/or conducting independent legal research on laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of government agencies (Federal and/or state); and/or litigation experience with regulatory or administrative law;. (2) providing legal advice on high profile, sensitive, and/or politically-charged issues; and (3) preparing briefings, reports, and/or presentations on legal issues.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579564800


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 information 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 information 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 information 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 information 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 information 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 information 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.