Department of Public Health, State of California

Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health¬Ěs (CDPH/Department) mission and strategic plan by assisting in administrative litigation for the Department to uphold the statutes and regulations the Department is tasked with enforcing. This is the working supervisor level over a small attorney staff. It is distinguished from the Attorney III class by its supervisory responsibility.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel. The incumbent is responsible for supervising the work of lower level attorneys and, in addition, may personally perform the most difficult, complex and sensitive legal work. The Supervising Attorney III is assigned those cases involving critical fiscal, policy and political impact on the Department. They must be capable of working independently and reliably on the issues of the highest importance to the Department and to directly advise the Director and Executive Staff members.

The incumbent may also be called upon to review written materials or provide training for other attorneys on their team in the absence of the Assistant Chief Counsel.

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