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The Correctional Law Section is one of the largest in the Civil Division of the California Attorney General’s Office, with approximately 125 deputies in several locations statewide. Our section offers opportunities to work on individual civil rights cases, high-profile matters, appeals, and class-actions. Deputies in the Correctional Law Section defend state employees in federal and state... litigation brought by inmates. Deputies provide excellent representation to high-ranking government officials as well as correctional administrators and employees.

Duties include:
• Engaging in all aspects of civil litigation, from inception through trial, settlement, or appeal
• Investigating facts and analyzing documentary evidence
• Appearing in all levels of state and federal courts
• Exercising independence and initiative in cases involving cutting-edge issues of Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
• Carrying a caseload while working collaboratively with supervisors and colleagues to achieve excellent results for the State of California
• Traveling as necessary for depositions, witness interviews, client meetings, and site inspections inside correctional institutions statewide

This is a hybrid position with the opportunity to work remotely or in the office on most days, but some regular required in-office attendance. Travel and additional in-person attendance may be required for court appearances, meetings, and other occassional operational needs.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents
• Job Application Package Checklist
• Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:

Position #(s):


Working Title:
Correctional Law Section Deputy Attorney General III

$10,536.00 - $13,526.00

Shall Consider:


$7,737.00 - $11,173.00


$11,644.00 - $14,954.00

# of Positions:

Work Location:
San Diego County


Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time


Department Information
• This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Correctional Law Section and may be filled in Sacramento (JC-424627), San Francisco (JC-424628), Los Angeles (JC-424629), or San Diego.
• The hiring unit has established the following cut-off dates for this job control: every other Friday. Applications will be reviewed according to the date of submission. If your application is submitted after the most recent cut-off date, it will be applied to the next review period.
• 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 web site at www.oag.ca.gov
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If you would like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email recruiters@doj.ca.gov
• Please visit our new webpage: Become a DOJ Deputy Attorney General | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General.

Special Requirements
• A fingerprint check will be required.
• Travel to state prisons, including some in remote areas, may be required.
• Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-424630) 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 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/how-to-apply.
• Please note that appointment to the DAG classifications will be made using the following examinations:
• Attorney exam – less than 5 years of experience: Attorney Examination
• DAG III exam– at least 5 years of legal experience: DAG III Examination
• DAG IV exam– at least 6 years of legal experience: DAG IV Examination

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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: Heather Nguyen (JC-424630)

1300 I Street Suite 720

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice

Heather Nguyen (JC-424630)

1300 I Street Suite 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 appellate brief preferably written in the prior year.

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 research and writing skills
• Experience handling complex litigation
• Experience drafting discovery motions, dispositive motions, and appellate briefs
• Strong oral-argument skills
• Experience appearing in trial and appellate courts
• Experience participating in mediations or settlement conferences
• Experience in civil discovery, depositions, trial preparation, bench or jury trials, and appellate work
• Interest in correctional law, prison procedures, and applicable constitutional law

Strong applicants will have researched, written, and argued at least one dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appeal within the prior year, and will have responded to and propounded discovery (including at least one deposition) within the prior year.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:

Heather Nguyen

(916) 210-6444


Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

EEO Officer

(916) 210-7580


California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Application Filing Information:

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date. If you are mailing your application, as a courtesy we ask that you contact the HR Consultant listed to confirm your application has been received. This is not required, but highly encouraged so we can ensure the timely submission of your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants
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