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Attorney (Telework)

California Department of Health Care Services
Posted Jan 19
Full Time

Job Description And Duties

Fully remote Attorney Opportunities!

Interested in public service? Come work for the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and put your law career to great use working in a diverse array of interesting subject areas, learning new skills and areas of the law, all while working within a supportive and collaborative team. DHCS is recruiting for multiple Attorney positions in the Office of Legal Services (OLS). The Attorney position is crucial in achieving the Department’s purpose of providing equitable access to quality health care leading to a healthy California for all. Help us actualize our vision to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians. The Attorney(s) will have the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in California! Telework is subject to DHCS' Telework Program guidelines.

As a valued member of DHCS, you will make it possible for more than 14 million Californians to improve their health and their lives. As an Attorney at DHCS, you will provide legal support to programs that are vital to the health of our community and provide health care related benefits and services to almost one in three Californians. Your efforts are important to each member of the team, as well as those we serve. We recognize the strength in teamwork. We know that by encouraging collaboration and diversity, embracing telework, striving for a healthy work/life balance, and protecting the health of Californians, we will benefit our economy as a whole. Be part of a team that prides itself in making a difference for Californians.

The Attorney will perform legal research, draft legal opinions and memorandums, and provide house counsel advice to DHCS programs. The Attorney will draft a variety of documents, assist in applying law to specific factual situations, support trial counsel in litigation, and represent DHCS in administrative hearings before various tribunals, including the State Personnel Board and Office of Administrative Hearings. As an Attorney in OLS, you may be assigned to support any of the Department's Divisions, including areas supporting health care delivery systems, financing, privacy, benefits, program integrity, behavioral health, etc.

Experience in health care law, administrative or civil litigation, privacy, contracting and/or health care financing is beneficial but not required. Under the direction of Assistant Chief Counsels, and the general direction of the Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel, the Attorney will be responsible for broad health care related work, including the provision of advice and working with senior leadership in one or more of the following areas: privacy and information services, public contracting, health care benefits, managed care, behavioral health, financing, human resources, administration and more.

Only one application package submission is needed to apply for these positions. Branch summaries can be found by clicking the "Duty Statement" link below.

Duties are pending Department HRD approval and are subject to change.

This recruitment has been posted for more vacancies than currently exist as it may be used to fill additional identical vacancies which occur within 180 days of the closing date of this bulletin.

If you are interested in this position, it is critical to review the Classification Specifications to determine if you will meet the minimum qualifications (MQ's). Please make note of Education and Experience requirements for the classification. The Classification Specification and MQ's can be found here:

This is position is eligible for telework. Please refer to the duty statement attached below and the "Working Conditions" section on this Job Control for additional information.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

Telework is based on operational needs for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely and/or whose duties are conducive to teleworking per DHCS' Telework Policy and in accordance with Government Code Sections 14200-14203 for employees residing in California.

This position is a statewide recruitment, the incumbent will be headquartered in the county nearest their residence, including but not limited to the following counties: Sacramento, San Francisco, Orange (Santa Ana), San Bernardino (Rancho Cucamonga), San Diego and Los Angeles.

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Attorney (Telework)



$7,737.00 - $9,730.00 A

$8,708.00 - $11,173.00 B

# of Positions:


Work Location:

United States



Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

DHCS is California's health care safety net, helping millions of low­ income and disabled Californians each and every day.

The purpose of DHCS is to provide the most vulnerable residents access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.

DHCS is a dynamic Department with ambitious goals and talented, committed employees. We work hard every day to fulfill our vital responsibility to support the delivery of quality health care to Californians. DHCS is committed to addressing disparities within our organization and in our communities through efforts toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is accomplished, in part, by a commitment toward employing a diverse workforce which reflects the many communities we serve, and by promoting and enforcing equal employment opportunity.

The Office of Legal Service (OLS) provides comprehensive legal support and services to DHCS programs and its employees. The Office of Regulations (OOR) which coordinates the development and promulgation of DHCS regulations, is also part of the OLS.

Special Requirements

Applicants must have an active membership in the California State Bar.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/2/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Health Care Services

Attn: Certification Technician

M.S. 1300

P.O. Box 997411

Sacramento , CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Health Care Services

1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501

Sacramento , CA 95814

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter is required and must be included. Applicants who do not include the required Cover Letter may not be considered.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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:

  • Background and/or interest in health care law
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and editing legal documents including State Plan Amendments, regulations, and legal notices
  • Litigation experience, including hearings, discovery and settlement negotiations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, flexibility and confidentiality
  • Dependable, punctual, and excellent attendance
  • Ability to conduct legal research and writing under short deadlines


From employee pensions managed by the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to health, dental, and vision plans, slate employment offers you many benefits. As a U.S.-based government organization, employment at DHCS currently qualifies for Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The Savings Plus Program provides additional opportunities to save for retirement with 401(k) and 457 Plans. Utilize the link below to view additional benefits available to eligible state employees.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:

Kimberly Roberts

(916) 345-8247

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

EEO Officer

(916) 440-7370

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement. Paper applications must include a signature. Dates printed on envelopes by mobile barcodes or equivalent mobile print technology are not acceptable proof of the date the application and any other required documents or materials were filed.

A completed state application (STD. 678) and any documents list under "Required Application Documents" must be submitted with your application package. Applicants who are relying on additional documentation (e.g., transcripts, copy of degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.) in order to prove that they meet the minimum qualifications listed in the Classification Specification (located on the right under "Additional Documentation) must submit those documents with their application package. Failure to submit these documents may result in your application being disqualified. Applications must include a description of the duties performed for each position held; reference to a resume in place of a description of the duties performed will not be accepted.

Applicants must state their basis of eligibility (List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, Reinstatement, T&D, or Surplus/SROA), and the Job Control (JC) number and/or position number in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s), For Which You Are Applying" section on the STD. 678.

Surplus/SROA candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding your LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.

Here is the link to the exam bulletin for the Attorney classification:

If applying electronically, please note that CalCareers no longer allows applicants to withdraw their applications. If you need assistance to withdraw your application, please contact the Recruitment Section at

For all other questions regarding your CalCareer account, please contact CalHR's CalCareers Unit at (866) 844-8671 or CalCareer@c

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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