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Office of Legislative Counsel Hiring Attorney

Posted on: 22 Sep 2020 157 views
: Attorney, Visalia Regional Office
: Agricultural Labor Relations Board
: https://www.alrb.ca.gov/

Salary:                           $5,756.00 - $10,028.00 per Month

Job Description and Duties

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented.  PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent (9.23%) reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022.

Under general supervision of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) General Counsel and under the direct supervision of the Regional Director, the incumbent will prosecute violations of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. This position is heavily concentrated around legal research and writing in support of prosecuting unfair labor practices; interviewing parties and witnesses concerning alleged unfair labor practices at their work sites or homes. The position requires the ability to engage in complex legal research and analysis; draft complaints, subpoenas, briefs and other legal documents; prepare witnesses for hearings and prosecute cases before administrative law judges; conduct settlement negotiations; and seek injunctive relief in superior and appellate courts throughout California. Additionally, the incumbent will provide outreach and training to stakeholders. 

 

Department Information

The ALRB exercises jurisdiction over approximately 800,000 farmworkers and employers, providing collective bargaining rights to farmworkers that were specifically exempted from the coverage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935. The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board was created in 1975 to ensure peace in the fields of California by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in agricultural labor relations. Headquartered in downtown Sacramento with regional offices throughout the state, ALRB employees are committed to, and guided by, the principles of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, to “encourage and protect the rights of agricultural employees to full freedom of association, self-organization and to be free from interference, restraint, or coercion” (Labor Code § 1140.2).  

If you thrive in a challenging, highly rewarding and team-oriented environment, and share a passion for our mission, values and commitment to our stakeholder community, this might be the career opportunity you have been seeking.

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:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with low-wage immigrant populations.

  • Familiarity with issues faced by farmworkers and the agricultural industry.

  • Knowledge of scope and character of California statutory law and of the provisions of the California Constitution and provisions of laws and Government Code sections administered or enforced.
  • Knowledge of principles of administrative and constitutional law; trial and hearing procedures; and rules of evidence; court procedures.
  • Knowledge of administrative law and the conduct of proceedings before administrative bodies; legal terms and forms in common use; statutory and case law literature and authorities.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and performing research; legal principles and their application.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to draft opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and legislation; negotiate effectively and conduct crucial litigation.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters; research; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to legal problems; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, organizations and maintain the confidence and respect of others.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.

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