Sunday , January 29 2023

Attorney III – DMV Careers

Website California Department of Motor Vehicles

Job Description:

This series specification describes four attorney classifications used to perform a broad range of staff legal work. Incumbents in these classes serve the public by performing the following tasks which include, but are not limited to: study, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, court decisions, and other legal authorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of legal research; provide advice or opinions to departmental management or members of the public on legal issues arising out of the programs of the department in which the incumbent is employed and of the legal effect of rules, regulations, proposed legislation, statutory law, court decisions, and administrative actions.
  • Respond to legal correspondence; conduct special investigations involved in the enforcement of state laws and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Develop proposed legislation; testify before legislative committees.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing cases, opinions, briefs, and other legal documents such as memoranda, digests, summaries, and reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of or have responsibility for preparing cases which may result in litigation before boards, commissions, hearing officers, administrative law judges, or trial or appellate courts.
  • Develop strategies and tactics in disputes or litigation; assemble and evaluate evidence; secure and interview witnesses.
  • Conduct negotiations; represent departments in hearings and litigation; may act in a lead capacity over lower level attorney staff.
  • Perform other related legal work.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of: Legal research methods and performing research; legal principles and their application; scope and character of California statutory law and of the provisions of the California Constitution
  • Principles of administrative and constitutional law; trial and hearing procedure; and rules of evidence; court procedures; administrative law and the conduct of proceedings before administrative bodies.
  • Legal terms and forms in common use; statutory and case law literature and authorities; and provisions of laws and Government Code sections administered or enforced.
  • Ability to: Research; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to legal problems.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare and present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; prepare correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters.
  • Draft opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and legislation; negotiate effectively and conduct crucial litigation.
  • Work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, organizations and maintain the confidence and respect of others; and work effectively under pressure

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Motor Vehicles

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Government Administration

Job Location: Sacramento County, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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