This position can be located at the Sacramento Headquarters Office, Sacramento Regional Office, Berkeley Regional Office, Chatsworth Regional Office, or Cypress Regional Office.
The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) provides legal support to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Under the general direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice to all DTSC programs, the Director, Chief Deputy Director, and Deputy Directors regarding the legal issues involving or affecting DTSC, primarily with respect to investigation and remediation of contaminated sites and related enforcement actions.
Telework may be available.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Site Mitigation Legal and Technical Counsel
Site Mitigation Enforcement Support
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Legislation, Regulations, and Policies
Public Records Act (PRA) Requests
In order to be considered for our current vacancy you must apply through our CalCareers website. Landing a job with DTSC (or any State of California employer) starts with these four steps:
1. Create your CalCareer account. This is where you can manage all your job applications and view your exam results in one place https://www.jobs.ca.gov/Default.aspx. Click on the “Create a New Account” link in the Login box on the front page. You only need one CalCareer account to apply for all jobs.
2. Search for the right job classification. California has a merit-based civil service selection system that ensures it hire and promotes people based on qualification. To work for the state, you need to pass an “Examination” for the job type (classification). An Examination is a questionnaire to help determine a jobseekers’ qualifications. Search for an Examination using search functions to find classification that interest you. View the Exam Bulletin for job qualifications and to find out the type of examination; in-person or online.
3. Take and pass an examination with DTSC. The Examination Bulletin will give you information about how to prepare for the Examination, including a link to Classification Specifications. Read the Classification Specification carefully for it is the legal job description providing an overview of the classification, typical tasks, and the minimum qualifications.
4. Search and apply for DTSC jobs. Create a Job Application for each job or job type. You can use a single job application to apply for many different jobs or create and save three different job applications for each job or job type. This allows you to tailor your job application to specific positions, increasing your competitiveness. Be sure to follow application instructions carefully and submit your application by the Final Filing Date.