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Principal Deputy Legislative Counsel Ii

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Legislative Counsel of California

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Valid Through

Dec 28, 2020

Posted on

Sep 14, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 12660 to 14810 Monthly


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Principal Deputy Legislative Counsel II
The candidate will make decisions on a wide range of legal issues and subject matter under his or her jurisdiction, and can commit the OLC to a course of action on behalf of the Legislative Counsel and Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel. Prioritize workflow based upon the current needs of legislative clients. Determine the appropriate assignment of legal staff resources to meet workflow needs, including the use of legal teams within and across units. Determine need for referral of work for review by the Chief Deputy. Review and approve the most complex legislative bills, amendments, and legal opinions, and works with attorneys and other legal managers and supervisors to determine the most appropriate strategy for providing accurate and timely legal services and advice to members of the Legislature, legislative staff, the Governor, and other clients. Responsible for coordinating the provision of legal services and advice with other PDLC IIs on legal matters that concern multiple subjects and units of the legal division. Extensive knowledge of the scope and character of California statutory law and state and federal constitutional law preferred. Expert knowledge of the rules, organization, and operation of the California State Legislature; goals, values, policies, and organization of the Office of Legislative Counsel; practices of the Office of Legislative Counsel that govern drafting legislation, preparing opinions, and performing other legal services preferred. Ability to present statements of facts, law, and argument clearly, logically, and effectively in written and oral form preferred. Knowledge of legal principles and precedents and their application to the most difficult, complex, and novel legal problems preferred. Knowledge of principles and practices of effective supervision preferred. Ability to plan, organize, direct and review the activities of a legal staff; develop the skills and abilities of legal staff to ensure effective performance of their duties; perform and direct legal research and difficult legislative drafting preferred. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action while appropriately applying office policies preferred.

Application Deadline: 9/28/2020.

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Hiring Coordinator
Legislative Counsel of California
State Capitol
Suite 3021
Sacramento, CA 95814-4996

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