Job Description and Duties

CalHR Legal Division supports the Department’s mission by representing the state as the employer in all areas of employee/employer relations.  The Division also provides legal advice, representation, and training to other state departments in various areas of labor and employment law (i.e., personnel actions, leaves, reasonable accommodation, discrimination complaints, etc.).

Under the general supervision of the Chief Counsel and the  Deputy Chief Counsel  and the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the incumbent is responsible for representing the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and client agencies in state and federal courts in injunctions, writs of mandate, petitions to compel or vacate arbitration awards and other litigation concerning employer-employee relations and personnel matters; representing CalHR and client agencies in administrative forums and cases including, but not limited to, unfair practice and representation cases before the Public Employment Relations Board, adverse actions and whistleblower cases before State Personnel Board, wage claims before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, discrimination claims before the Department of Housing and Fair Employment; non-merit statutory appeals challenging the lawfulness of layoffs, absence without leave (AWOL), and set aside resignation cases before  CalHR’s Statutory Appeals Unit; and  in labor arbitration hearings pursuant to existing Memoranda of Understanding.  The incumbent will also perform legal analysis, provide consultation to high level executives on sensitive issues and projects and may train public employees on labor, employment, and personnel matters.

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

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