Job Description and Duties
The State Water Resources Control Board’s, Office of Enforcement (OE) has an opening for a permanent/full time Attorney III in its Regional Water Board Programs Legal Unit. OE acts as legal advisor to both the State Water Board and the nine Regional Water Boards in all matters relating to enforcement. The position requires frequent adversarial engagement with the regulated public, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and other government agencies. The position location is 801 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 and requires somewhat frequent travel throughout the state. Pending California Department of Finance’s approval.
Under the direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to handle a diverse case load with a focus on enforcement related to underground storage tank cleanup sites, be courteous and provide timely responses to client staff, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider client input when completing case assignments. Specific responsibilities include:
Assist in the all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of enforcement matters arising out of the and Regional Water Boards’ water quality enforcement programs with a focus on underground storage tank cleanup sites, including providing legal counsel and representation during settlement negotiations and administrative hearings. Support Attorney General’s Office and other civil and/or criminal prosecuting agencies with Water Board litigation matters, as needed.
Interpret statutes and regulations related to enforcement matters; conduct legal research; prepare legal documents including opinions, memoranda, case briefs, reports, summaries, etc. Assist Water Board management in creating and implementing new Policy directives and tracking enforcement cases to ensure that actions are implemented in a manner consistent with the Enforcement Policy.
Draft and/or review legislation, regulations and other documents related to enforcement; review documents and prepare correspondence pursuant to Public Records Act requests and civil discovery requests.
Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.
If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.