Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and review the work of the Director's legal staff, directly and through subordinate supervisors, as appropriate; to coordinate the work of the Department's divisional legal staffs to assure policy compatibility; to serve as a member of the Department's Management Council and to advise the Director and develop and implement policy concerning the legal activities of the Department; to coordinate, review and analyze the legal and policy adequacy of legislative proposals affecting the Department and all rules and regulations proposed by the Department and its divisions; to serve as the Director's legal representative to other public agencies, labor and management organizations and the Legislature; and to do other related work.
Selects, trains, evaluates and supervises the legal staff in the Director's Office, including subordinate supervisors; plans, organizes and directs the legal and related work of the Uninsured Employers' Fund, the Subsequent Injury Fund, and the Death Without Dependents Programs; coordinates legal work of the Department's divisional legal staffs regarding legislative work, litigation with major policy implications, work affecting more than one division, and common resource needs; consults with and advises and assists the Attorney General in the latter's legal representation of the Department; provides written and oral advice in response to inquiries and acts as liaison on legal matters between the Department and Legislature, other public agencies, labor and management organizations, and the public; consults with and advises the Director and Division Chiefs on significant legal policy questions arising in connection with the administration of the Department's programs and assists in developing appropriate solutions; conducts hearings; prepares, reviews, analyzes, and interprets legislation. rules, and regulations affecting the administration of the Department's policies and programs.
Membership in The State Bar of California. (Applicants must have active membership in The State Bar before they will be eligible for appointment.) and Either I One year of experience in the California state service performing legal duties* with substantial emphasis in labor law, labor economics, or employer-employee related matters in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Industrial Relations Counsel III.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing legal duties* with substantial emphasis in labor law, labor economics, or employer-employee related matters in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Industrial Relations Counsel II. (Applicants who have completed 18 months of the required experience will be admitted to the examination but must complete two years of such experience before they will be eligible for appointment.)
Broad and extensive experience (more than five years) in the practice of law* as a representative of management, organized labor or other worker-oriented organizations, with substantial emphasis in labor law, labor economics, or employer-employee related matters. Experience combining involvement in both organized and nonorganized work settings that will have provided an understanding of the special problems associated with securing the protection of the Law to persons in the secondary labor market is preferred. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include the same number of years of qualifying experience as required in Patterns I or II above performing the duties of a class with a salary range not less than that indicated in those respective patterns.)
Knowledge of: Legal principles and practices, Federal and State court decisions with particular reference to the field of industrial relations; Federal and State labor, civil, procedural, administrative, and constitutional law, with emphasis on labor law; the legislative process; constitutional and statutory due process requirements involved in hearings and in promulgation of rules and regulations by public agencies; labor economics as it affects jobs and public policy; key employer and labor organization in California; principles of public administration, personnel management and supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Analyze legal principles and precedents and apply them to complex legal and administrative problems; present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; interpret, analyze, and draft legislation, rules and regulations; plan, organize,and direct the work of legal and clerical staff; present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; hold hearings; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.