Under direction, to independently preside over or conduct quasi- judicial proceedings, as provided under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, related statutes and regulations; to render proposed and final decisions and to assist the Commission in formulating its decisions; and to do other related work.
Presides over or conducts quasi-judicial administrative hearings in cases involving alleged violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act, and related statutes and regulations; conducts prehearing conferences; controls the course of the hearing, secures its reasonable expedition and orderly conduct; administers oaths; instructs participants of their rights; questions witnesses; rules on the relevancy or admissibility of evidence as provided by law; issues subpoenas; reviews written evidence; examines testimony taken by deposition; prepares reports to supplement findings and recommendations; prepares decisions following hearings; provides advice and counsel to higher officials and Commission members on matters of policy, procedure, regulations and legislation; and does other related duties.
Admission to practice law in any state in the United States or the District of Columbia for at least five years immediately preceding application for appointment. and
Three years of experience as an attorney with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Fair Employment and Housing Commission at a level not less than that of Fair Employment and Housing Counsel, Range D.
Five years of experience in the practice of law*, which shall have included at least two years of experience in the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses before a trial court or quasi- judicial body.
Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; principles and provisions of the Government Code pertaining to discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations; case law, regulations, and commission precedent; procedures and enforcement policies of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing; rules of evidence associated with administrative hearing procedures; laws related to serving notices; taking depositions and issuing subpoenas; legal research methods, legal terms and legal forms in common use.
Ability to: Perform legal research; conduct fair and impartial hearings in a manner that will obtain all pertinent evidence and secure confidence and respect; analyze and appraise legal problems and apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts; make accurate summaries of evidence and prepare appropriate findings and conclusions of law and make recommendations based upon such facts; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; communicate effectively.
Willingness to travel, impartiality, and judicial temperament.
* Experience in the "practice of law" or "performing legal duties" or "legal experience" is defined as only that legal experience acquired after admission to The Bar.