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Staff Attorney I,II - San Francisco

  • 23 Jan 2020 2:39 PM
    Message # 8663605

    QUALIFICATIONS: All staff attorney and habeas corpus counsel levels require admission to the State Bar of California. (Applicants who are not current California bar members may be considered for employment. If selected, such an individual will be required to be admitted to the California bar within 18 months of the date of appointment. The salary level, pending bar admission, will be commensurate with the legal qualifications of the selected individual.) Staff Attorney I: Admission to the State Bar of California. Staff Attorney II: Equivalent of one year of post-bar legal experience or one year as an HCRC Staff Attorney I. Habeas Corpus Counsel I: Equivalent of two years of post-bar legal experience in criminal defense or two years as an HCRC Staff Attorney II. Habeas Corpus Counsel II: Equivalent of four years of post-bar legal experience, including three years in criminal defense, one year of which is in capital defense; or one year as a Habeas Corpus Counsel I with the HCRC. Habeas Corpus Counsel III: Equivalent of six years of post-bar legal experience, including four years in criminal defense, two years of which are in capital defense, or one year as an HCRC Habeas Corpus Counsel II. Desirable Skills and Experience: Strong written advocacy. Fluency in oral and written Spanish; proficient PC skills, preferably in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel; Adobe; and CaseMap. Experience in criminal defense-related work, especially trial or evidentiary hearing experience.

    HOW TO APPLY: This position requires submission of an official application and response to a supplemental questionnaire; fillable forms for both documents are located at http://www.hcrc.ca.gov/hiring.php. Please submit the following documents to JobApplications@hcrc.ca.gov (if you are able, please combine the documents, in the following order, into one PDF with the title “Your Last Name, ATTY”): (1) a cover letter (optional); (2) the official application; (3) your resume, including state(s) and date(s) of bar admission; and (4) answers to the questions in the supplemental questionnaire. Please do not submit transcripts, writing samples, references, or any other additional materials. If you are selected for an interview, you may bring those items to your interview. Applicants may apply for multiple positions (e.g. Staff Attorney I, Staff Attorney II, Habeas Corpus Counsel I) on one application form. For earliest consideration, please apply by January 13, 2020. Applications will be accepted after the earliest consideration date for as long as the announcement is posted. This position is opened until filled. If you have applied with HCRC previously, you must reapply for consideration.

    SELECTION PROCEDURE: HCRC is an equal opportunity employer. HCRC believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and the quality of representation that we provide to a diverse client base. HCRC welcomes all applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. HCRC reviews every application in its entirety. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of HCRC will be contacted to participate in the interview process. The individuals selected to fill the position(s) will be appointed at a level commensurate with their qualifications. All applicants will be notified by mail when the recruitment has been closed, if not sooner. Due to the volume of applications received, we request that applicants refrain from contacting HCRC regarding hiring status and from in-person pick up or delivery of applications. 

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