Position/Program Information EXAM NUMBER
U9206X TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity FIRST DATE OF FILING
August 21, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the
service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. BENEFITS:
The County of Los Angeles offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits package in the nation, including a wide range of health care options, pensions through LACERA, 401k and 457b savings plans with matching, and 13 paid Holidays. DEFINITION:
Performs difficult legal work in representing the Board of Supervisors, the County and its departments/agencies on legal issues and in litigation involving complex issues of public agency and civil law.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
These journey level positions are allocated only to the Office of the County Counsel. Deputy County Counsel positions are characterized by and responsible for assignments involving a full range of matters involving complex issues, the resolution of which have the potential to negatively impact the County's programs, policies or operations or may result in serious monetary losses. Incumbents are expected to exercise well-developed legal skills and knowledge and act independently under general oversight and direction. In addition, incumbents must possess the ability to appear in federal and state court, and administrative hearings.
Essential Job Functions
Provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Executive Officer, County departments and County-related agencies, concerning legal matters on labor and employment law, negotiations and/or disputes, including issues involving the Meyers-Millias-Brown Act (MMBA) and the County's Employee Relations Ordinance (ERO).
Coordinates with County officials, other jurisdictions, and State, regional and local agencies on all aspects of labor related matters, including memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the County's labor unions, the MMBA and ERO. This includes, but is not limited to, handling and advice related of matters pending before the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission (ERCOM), as well as labor relations support in engaging the County's numerous unions, including participating in MOU negotiations, and policy change consultations.
Represents the County and County-related agencies in State and Federal courts, and before administrative agencies in labor and employment related matters, including work stoppages, unfair labor practices and arbitrations.
Advises County departments and County-related agencies in supervising third-party or outside counsel, representing the County's interests in labor and employment related advice, administrative matters, and litigation.
Represents, advises, and prepares legal documents for County departments in labor and employment matters, including but not limited to, harassment, discrimination, disability, and retaliation claims.
Represents the County in administrative proceedings regarding employment issues, including but not limited to, the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission and ERCOM.
Represents the County in State and Federal courts in labor and employment related litigation.
Provides legal advice to County departments concerning complex employment matters, including but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour laws.
Drafts ordinances, resolutions, legislation and opinions relating to labor and employment related issues as requested by the Board of Supervisors and County staff.
Advises and represents County officials, departments, special districts, and commissions regarding applicable municipal and governmental law in order to resolve difficult legal questions regarding such matters.
Confers with attorneys, County officials and other interested parties for the purpose of obtaining information relative to the preparation of assigned cases, legal opinions, contracts and ordinances.
Conducts legal research by utilizing on-line services such as Westlaw & Lexis-Nexis, materials in the law library, and other treatises in order to advise County staff regarding labor and employment matters.
Analyzes written reports and legal documents; confers with witnesses, experts, investigative personnel, and others for the purpose of obtaining relevant information relating to the litigation of labor and employment matters.
RequirementsSPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS:TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Three (3) years of work experience in the practice of *public agency law and/or civil law, two (2) of which must be in labor relations law, and can include litigation, administrative proceedings, legal advice, legal research, or collective bargaining working for or in a government or private entity with a unionized workforce.
*Public agency law refers to experience working for the government of a State or political subdivision thereof; any agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivisions of a State, or a municipality; or any interstate government agency. LICENSE:
**Admission to practice law in all courts of California.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.
Additional InformationSPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
**A copy of a valid and active California Bar card with a visible watermark of the year - OR - A printed copy of the member profile information from the State Bar of California website, with an "Active" status designation. If you are unable to attach the required document(s), you must email them to CoCoExams@counsel.lacounty.gov .
Applications received without this required documentation, at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application submission date, will be rejected as incomplete. AT THE TIME OF FILING,
you are encouraged to provide a copy of your resume, which details relevant professional experience.
Please DO NOT
attach or upload your writing samples, or confidential case files to your application. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Additional points will be granted for experience beyond the Specialty Requirements. EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an Evaluation of Experience, based on application information, weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of applicants receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.
Applicants will be processed on an as-received basis, and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly. No persons may compete for this examination more than once every 12 months. VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting Eligible Register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Office of the County Counsel.
Passing this examination and being placed on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment. APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance before the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Specialty Requirements to qualify as listed on this job bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Important: Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made per Civil Service Rule 6.04. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from the Class Specification and Selections requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified. ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number. COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record. Teletype Phone:
Alternate Teletype Phone:
California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922 Department Contact Name:
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