Job Description and Duties

This position is being re-advertised.  Applicants who previously applied, do not need to re-apply in order to be considered.

These positions are located in San Francisco and Sacramento Counties.  If you are interested in applying for the Sacramento location, please submit your application through JC-147727.

Under general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Rate Enforcement Bureau, the Attorney Ill will act in a lead capacity, handling a range of tasks related to enforcing California’s property and casualty rating and underwriting laws under Proposition 103. The incumbent will work closely with the Department’s Rate Regulation Branch and the Department’s compliance personnel in the Field Rating and Underwriting Bureau (FRUB) and the Rating and Underwriting Services Bureau (RUSB) to identify and resolve legal issues necessary to enforce Proposition 103.

Prepares post-hearing briefs and communicate with intra-agency clients in other bureaus. Oversees writs and appeals of Proposition 103 related decisions issued by the Insurance Commissioner. Provides advice and counsel to various branches of the Department, executive appointees and the elected California Insurance Commissioner.
Represents the Department in discussions with other state agencies and outside stakeholders, conducts high-level negotiations, drafts and evaluates sensitive legislation and regulations, and issues legal opinions regarding insurance regulatory matters.

Plays an important role in helping to keep the California insurance marketplace fair and insurance rates low. Working as part of a team comprised of Department Attorneys and subject matter experts from various divisions, takes the lead role in prior approval administrative hearings necessary to determine the rates insurers may charge consumers. Takes the lead role in non-compliance hearings necessary to bring insurers into compliance with rating and underwriting laws. Responsible for preparing pleadings, including notices of noncompliance, notices of hearing, propounding and responding to discovery and pre-hearing motions. He or she will also prepare witnesses to testify, prepare direct written testimony, examine witnesses in complex hearings that may extend two weeks or more before administrative law judges. Occasional travel will be required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.).  Travel may include overnight stay.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.  The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests.  The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment.  Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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

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