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State & Department

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Department of Justice


$9,210.00 – $13,062.00

Final Filing Date: 1/24/2019

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Job Description and Duties


The Health Quality Enforcement Section (HQE) handles a broad range of administrative, civil and general legal matters on behalf  of a number of state licensing agencies in actions involving licensed health care professionals, including physicians and surgeons, psychologists, respiratory care practitioners, and others.  This is a fast-paced section, and Deputies handle a rigorous caseload. 

 HQE Deputies handle administrative licensing discipline cases before state licensing boards, including initial case assessment, drafting of accusations and other pleadings, case settlements, and administrative hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Deputies handle writs of mandate in the superior courts, as well as occasional appeals in the courts of appeal and emergency injunctive proceedings involving dangerous physicians, psychologists, podiatrists, and other health care providers.  HQE Deputies enforce investigative subpoenas in the superior courts, and represent client agencies and employees in civil litigation involving constitutional and other issues in state and federal courts. HQE Deputies also perform legislative analyses on behalf of the Attorney General and client agencies, and serve as liaisons to client agencies.  Deputies are responsible for maintaining up-to-date  case information in the ProLaw case management system.  Travel within the State may be required. 

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents



$9,210.00 – $11,815.00

Will Consider:

$10,173.00 – $13,062.00
Work Location:

San Francisco County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Candidates with a strong and demonstrated commitment to public service; who have recent and sound experience in civil, criminal or administrative litigation; a good working knowledge of the rules of evidence; and experience handling writs or appeals are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include strong legal research skills; the ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; a demonstrated ability to handle a heavy caseload under tight deadlines and public scrutiny; and the ability to produce high quality work in short timeframes.  Deputies work hard and are expected to manage multiple important matters simultaneously, and must be willing to work long hours and weekends when necessary to effectively meet their professional obligations. Candidates should be well-organized, computer literate, detail oriented, have a positive attitude and desire to work as part of a team, as well as have an excellent work ethic and strong skills in interpersonal communication and collaboration.  A commitment to consumer protection, public safety and health care law on behalf of the Attorney General and the State is critical. Background in health care law, administrative law, medical malpractice, health care fraud, and/or criminal law is desirable.  Excellent academic credentials are highly desirable. Candidates should be able to demonstrate sound judgment and tact when interacting with client staff and the public, have initiative, and be creative and resourceful problem solvers.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


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