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  • Monday, September 25, 2023 7:01 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Position Base
    Oakland

    Location
    UCOP - Franklin Building

    UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

    The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President

    DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

    UC Legal delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California's ten campuses, five medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    This position requires substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 230,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; responsibility for traditional labor matters such as advice and counseling during labor negotiations, interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and handling or overseeing litigation before administrative agencies such as before the Public Employment Relations Board; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, mediation briefs, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of employment issues; and conducting trainings.

    The position requires substantial knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, California public sector labor laws such as the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or the National Labor Relations Act, as well as privacy, First Amendment, and whistleblower issues. The position involves independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects in the labor and employment area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact; interpreting complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; and, providing functional advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability.

    By practicing OGC's established Values for Principles of Community, this position contributes to a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team. It also supports OGC's commitment to increasing and maintaining diversity in the legal profession.

    Responsibilities

    65% LEGAL SERVICES:

    • Provides advice and counsel on highly complex legal matters in labor and employment law.
    • Independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact.
    • Represents the University in pre-litigation employment claims including engaging with opposing counsel and participating in alternative dispute resolution.
    • Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of moderate to high ambiguity.
    • Advises and renders opinions to clients with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.
    • Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
    • May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in administrative or court litigation.
    • Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.

    15% LEADERSHIP:

    • Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.
    • Provides clear expectations and feedback to help others to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    • Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced colleagues.
    • Supports OGC's commitment to diversity efforts - ensures equal opportunity in recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees and outreach efforts. Promotes equity in advancements and encourages participation in career advising or mentoring programs.

    10% CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS AND STRATEGY:

    • Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.
    • Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
    • Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.

    10% PROACTIVE ADVICE AND COUNSEL:

    • Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment law.
    • Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus/medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with changing legal requirements.

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum of 8 years of employment and/or labor law experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
    • Thorough understanding of highly complex labor and employment legal issues and ability to foresee implications even when ambiguous or hidden.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
    • Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
    • Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    • Effective research skills; ability to readily identify material information in area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment laws and regulations.
    • Proven decision making ability, even when the decision is unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues and clients.
    • Excellent abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking with OGC colleagues, clients and outside vendors and agencies.
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Relevant practice experience for public sector or higher education clients.
    • Experience in a university setting.
    • Skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
    • Experience handling traditional labor matters
    • Experience evaluating, negotiating and resolving employment claims through settlement negotiations and mediations.

    Education: Advanced degree in a related area required

    License/Certifications

    Required to be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the California Bar within a reasonable period.)

    Travel Requirements
    10%

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis.  Current policy requires that a new employee work on-site at least two days a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (“anchor days”). In exceptional circumstances, approved by the General Counsel, candidates residing in or willing to relocate to California may be considered for a fully remote work arrangement.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 4
    Job Code: 000201
    Salary Grade: Grade 29

    Payscale: $220,000 - $255,000, commensurate with experience

    Full Salary Range: $165,200 - $333,800

    The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

    Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

    The first review date for this job is October 13, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

    Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

    August 2021 Update:  The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

    EEO STATEMENT

    The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

    The University of California, Office of the President, strives to make this job board accessible to any and all users. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at: Accessibility or email the Human Resource Department at: epost@ucop.edu.

    Please apply through this link: Careers (universityofcalifornia.edu)


  • Monday, September 18, 2023 10:06 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    SEC logo

    SEC is Hiring - Division of Investment Management: Virtual Information Session
    When: First Session:09/21/23 @ 4:00 PM EST, Second Session: 9/26/2023 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Where: Virtual Webinar (United States)

    Join us for a virtual information session!

    The Division of Investment Management invites you to this informational session to hear from our staff about the mission critical work of the Division and how you can become part of this dynamic team. 
    In partnership with the SEC’s Human Resource Office, the Division is also excited to share information about our agency’s Chair’s Attorney Honors Program and how to apply via USA Jobs.gov
    Please contact the Division’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee IM-DEI@SEC.GOV for any questions regarding the event.

    To register, please click the following link and provide your name and email address.
    Register for the info session on September 21 at 4 p.m. EST (REGISTER HERE)

    Register for the info session on September 26 at 4 p.m. EST (REGISTER HERE)

    For more information on the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, visit their website.


  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has an opening for a Deputy Attorney General Supervisor.  This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section and may be filled in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, or San Diego.  The salary range is $12,818.00 - $16,470.00 per month.  The job posting is attached and may also be found at CalCareers     Final Filing Date: 10/5/2023 

  • Tuesday, September 05, 2023 8:27 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

     In response to the expiration of the California state rental assistance program on March 31, 2022, and the ensuing eviction crisis, CLA SoCal created remote opportunities for volunteers to help low-income residents of Orange and Los Angeles County avoid eviction or buy time to find housing. With the support of volunteer advocates, tenants can often have their cases dismissed, win at trial, or negotiate waivers of thousands of dollars of unpaid rent and avoid an eviction record that could make it difficult to find housing in the future. 

    To volunteer, please contact Monica Mar, Director of Pro Bono, at mmar@clsocal.org 

    Unlawful Detainer Answer Clinic Volunteer Opportunity For: Attorneys, Experienced Paralegals (bar waiters and non-CA attorneys also welcome)

    Opportunity Type: Remote Limited-Scope Clinic

    Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hour shift

    Clinic Schedule: Every Tuesday & Thursday, shifts at 9:30am; 10:30am; 1:30pm

    Advocacy Skills: Client interview, drafting pleadings, advice, and counsel

    Training: 50 Minute prerecorded training video Password: v0RPQ%0Q

    Assist low-income tenants facing eviction during the pandemic by helping to prepare answers to Unlawful Detainer complaints in this remote clinic that takes place every week. Volunteers and clients “meet” via a conference call, and housing staff attorneys are available to provide real-time assistance in a video conference room for the duration of the clinic. Volunteers may elect to continue pro bono representation of the client in demurrer hearings, motions for summary judgment, and even trial – though there is no obligation to do so beyond the clinic. 


      


  • Friday, September 01, 2023 1:08 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    UC Title: COUNSEL 3

    Position Number: 41019421

    Reports to: Counsel

    Working Title: Counsel 3

    Cost Center: UCI Health General Counsel (428611)

    Bargaining Unit: No Bargaining Unit

    FLSA: Exempt

    Date Created: 8/16/2023

    Job Code: 000202

    Hours: 40

    Shift: Not Applicable

    FTE: 1

     

    Position Summary:

    The incumbent independently handles a full range of health care legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact, with an emphasis on health care regulatory analysis and transactional matters for UCI Health.  Coordinates and liaises between the Medical Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Program in Public Health, and the Office of General Counsel concerning the needs and requirements of these units pertaining to legal matters.  Will report administratively to the Health Sciences Principal Counsel and the Chief Health Sciences Counsel, and as a member of the Office of Campus Counsel, to the Chief Campus Counsel, UC Irvine and, as a member of the Office of General Counsel, to the Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs as to the substance of legal services and advice.  Incumbent has responsibility to facilitate the objectives of UCI Health by providing timely and effective legal support to each of these functions, as well as ensuring UCI Health minimizes potential legal exposure and legal risk.  May provide functional advice, training and / or guidance to less-experienced attorneys. May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and / or represent the University in litigation.

     

    Total Compensation

    In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our:

    Compensation practices (https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/totalrewards/compensation.php) and

    Benefits (https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/pages/benefits). 

     

    Salary Range:

    Annual Rate Minimum       $129,600.00      Midpoint      $191,900.00     Maximum      $254,200.00

     

     

     

    Required Qualifications:

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

    Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

    Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

    Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

    Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience with the legal issues affecting the healthcare industry and regulatory environment.

    Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school.

    Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)

    Relevant practice experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.

    Proven abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.

    Thorough understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in specialty area, even when ambiguous or hidden.

    Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate, including with constituencies who have differing priorities and perspectives.

    Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.

    Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and / or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.

    In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as legal memoranda and client alerts.

    Proven decision-making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.

    Trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.

    Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.

    Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance and performance feedback to less experienced attorneys and legal support staff.

    Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.

    Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    Minimum 5 years progressive work in healthcare law

    Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare administration, public health, nursing or other relevant field

     

    Licenses and Certifications:

    California State Bar(Preferred)

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms

    Experience working in a public academic research institution preferred.

    Experience working with state and federal fraud and abuse laws preferred.

    Experience working with HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws preferred.

    Thorough knowledge of patient safety principles, regulatory guidelines, and best practices

     

    Conditions of Employment:

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

    ·       Background Check and Live Scan

    ·       Legal Right to Work in the United States

    ·       Vaccination Policies

    ·       Smoking and Tobacco Policy

    ·       Drug Free Environment

    The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

    ·       California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    ·       E-Verify

    ·       Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

    Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

    Closing Statement:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at eec@uci.edu or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

     

    Please apply through this link:https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucimed/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=57983&PostingSeq=1


  • Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:55 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    LWDA is the cabinet-level agency responsible for a wide range of worker protections and programs in California, including wage and hour protections, health and safety protections, workforce development, and unemployment insurance.  The attorney must live in California (it’s open statewide – the posting says United States but it’s actually California) and be an active member of the California Bar, with at least 5 years of legal experience.  I am happy to answer questions about the position and the process.   

    https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=390101


  • Saturday, August 26, 2023 12:23 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Office of Minority & Women Inclusion (OMWI)

     Diversity Network: Job Opportunities  

    Greetings Potential Candidate:

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information and link(s) to learn more. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also, learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

    Position Title: Attorney-Adviser
    Location: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; San Francisco, CA; or Washington, DC

    Compensation: $130,764 - $259,990 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://sec.usajobs.gov/job/744573100

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 09/05/2023


  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:56 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    On August 4, 2023, by way of circulating order, the Judicial Council made changes to the California Rules of Court with the effective date of August 4, 2023. The changes are shown in strikeouts and underlining in the attached. 

    Please see the circulating order linked to the agenda for the April 4, 2023, Judicial Council meeting here:https://jcc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1115295&GUID=2C41992A-D45E-4756-86C6-64F12B256198

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 8:36 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is seeking to hire both entry-level and experienced Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs) to join our team. Our mission at the District Attorney’s Office is to pursue equal and fair justice for all and to build safe neighborhoods in partnership with the communities we serve, by ethically prosecuting those who commit crime, protecting victims and preventing future harm. With more than 300 attorneys and approximately 1,000 total employees, we serve a population of 3.3 million people in San Diego County.

    Interested candidates must apply on the County of San Diego’s public job website by Sunday, September 3, 2023:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sdcounty

    The direct links to the DDA recruitments and their respective applications are below:

    Deputy District Attorney I: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sdcounty/jobs/4149035/deputy-district-attorney-i-23392908

    Deputy District Attorney II: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sdcounty/jobs/4149758/deputy-district-attorney-ii-23392808

    Deputy District Attorney III: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sdcounty/jobs/4150015/deputy-district-attorney-iii-23392708

    Candidates must complete a separate application for each position of interest. Again, the deadline to apply isSunday, September 3, 2023.


  • Monday, August 14, 2023 9:31 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments Sought:

    This e-mail is to inform you a new proposal has been posted to the California Courts web site, athttp://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm

    Posted under the following locations:

    Civil and Small Claims, Family and Juvenile Law, and Protective Orders

    SP23-06

    Title: Rules and Forms: Service Forms to Implement Assembly Bill 2791

    Summary: The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee and the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommend adoption of two new forms, Request for Sheriff to Serve Court Papers (form SER-001) and an attachment to that form, Special Instructions to Serve Court Papers (form SER-001A). The proposed forms comply with the statutory mandate in Assembly Bill 2791 that the Judicial Council adopt a form or forms for civil litigants to request that a sheriff’s office service their court papers.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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