The State Bar of California

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21 job(s) at The State Bar of California

STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA, United States
Nov 19, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Mission Advancement and Accountability Annual Salary Range: $189,582 - $284,076 Executive Classification The Chief Mission Advancement and Accountability Officer (CMAAO) is a member of the Leadership Team and drives to advance the mission and long-term vision of the State Bar. The CMAAO is responsible for oversight and execution of data collection, analysis, and evaluation to ensure that the State Bar effectively executives its mission. The CMAAO is also responsible for the development and implementation of an internal programmatic audit program to ensure accountability and compliance with legal, rule, and policy mandates. The CMAAO works to promote continuous improvement in support of the State Bar's mission, and to ensure fair, effective, and compliant operating practices. In executing these responsibilities, the CMAAO works closely with virtually all parts of the organization, the State Bar Board of Trustees, and external stakeholders. The CMAAO may serve as Deputy Executive Director (ED), pending circumstances and need. The State Bar is seeking an innovative data-driven professional with an entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate for the Chief Mission Advancement and Accountability Officer: Uses data to drive policy decisions. Has strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Integrates strategy, tactics, and activities to advance an organization's mission. Has expertise in policy analysis and research, program evaluation and assessment, and policy and program implementation. Identifies cause and effect relationships across multiple parts of the organization and data sets, and develops and implements responses and solutions accordingly. Thinks creatively about the operations of complex systems and identifies connections and interdependencies. Identifies opportunities to visualize data and/or present analysis creatively to expand potential reach and impact and executes that vision. Works with shifting, sometimes ambiguous parameters while continuing to drive toward practical solutions in support of the State Bar's mission. Effectively manages teams. Demonstrates flexibility, candor, commitment, and partnership as a member of an organizational leadership team. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Oversee the development of data collection, research, and evaluation plans and direct their implementation for all major program areas of the State Bar, including fiscal and operational analyses, policy studies, and specific outcome evaluation. Direct strategy and oversee development and implementation of internal operational performance audits to ensure that the State Bar's core functions are being performed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with all governing mandates including rules, statutes, and State Bar policy. Coordinate with financial audit on information, compliance, and outcomes. Serve as a member of the State Bar's Leadership Team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the State Bar and professional relationships with external constituencies of the State Bar. Understand and monitor the core mission and policies of the State Bar of California; track emerging events and developments for any impact on or relevance to achievement of mission. Act immediately to address and remediate any issues of compliance or mission failure. Proactively and transparently communicate internally and externally on mission, policy and ongoing work and initiatives related to Bar mission and performance, including the writing and presenting of agenda items for the Board of Trustees. Initiate as appropriate, inter-office projects to improve the coordination of cross-divisional programs, and activities. Provide policy guidance and staff assistance to the executives and staff of the State Bar, the Board of Trustees, and other constituencies on institutional performance and accountability. Respond to inquiries from the Board of Trustees, other State Bar committees and commissions, and stakeholders in a timely manner. Prepare and administer the budget and manage and direct the resources and personnel in the areas assigned with institutional parameters Promote the mission, the integrity, objectivity, and efficacy of the State Bar. Facilitate the professional growth of a team through active performance management and nurturing a collaborative and inclusive team environment. Maintain appropriate confidentiality in administering the media and information functions of the State Bar and directs contractors, consultants, experts, vendors, and others in administering the work of the office. Work closely with, and acts a deputy of, the Executive Director. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties or equivalent academic achievement. Advanced degree in public policy, public administration, or related field is highly desirable. Experience: Minimum 10 (10) years progressively responsible experience in related program administration. Minimum five (5) years senior management/supervisor experience in administering personnel and budget requirements Master's degree is preferred and may be substitute for up to two (2) years of experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge and Skills Expertise in program evaluation, policy assessment and implementation. Understanding of office management, budgeting, administration, and supervision. Ability to identify problems, analyze responses, and implement solutions. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with direct reports and key stakeholders. Effective writing and verbal presentation including public speaking. Understanding of organizational behavior and conflict resolution. Expertise in policy analysis and research. Ability to communicate effectively within institutional parameters considering different constituencies. Ability to develop a high-performing team and promote individual professional growth and development of team members. Essential elements / Ability to: Think creatively about the operations of complex systems and identify connections and interdependencies Learn quickly on the job Work within shifting, sometimes ambiguous parameters while still driving toward practical solutions in support of the State Bar's mission Communicate effectively with officials in the legislative, judicial, and executive branch of California State government. Effectively support the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in their oversight and communications duties. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, by computer and in writing. Review and analyze complex written documents. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Effectively speak publicly to large groups of people. Perform under stress and adopt effective courses of action. Effectively interact with others in a collaborative environment. Effectively address conflict toward resolution. Use performance management principles and techniques to develop a team and individual performance and development. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Chief Trial Counsel Hourly Rate: $25.99 Temporary Full-time Position - Limited to 6 months Law clerk will perform work under the direction of the conviction monitoring attorney and supervisor. Specifically, the law clerk will review conviction matters for purposes of determining whether to issue a referral to the Lawyer's Assistance Program (LAP). The law clerk will also analyze whether the conviction at issue warrants transmittal to State Bar Court and draft recommendations for OCTC's conviction monitoring attorney and supervisor. This is a temporary full-time position and is limited to six month DEFINITION The Law Clerk, under general supervision of a member of the State Bar, performs legal research, drafts legal documents and provides assistance in the timely processing of legal advice and or litigation. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs research and analyses of files, case laws, statutes and other relevant material pertaining to legal issues and prepares appropriate legal memoranda and draft reports. Screens, files, indexes and circulates legal documents and periodicals. In addition, prepares materials for the purpose of updating State Bar publications relating to the professional and ethical responsibilities of lawyers and develops other materials for the education of the bench, bar and public concerning the professional and ethical responsibilities of lawyers. Contacts complaining witnesses and respondents' attorneys to arrange for depositions, hearings and prepares summaries of lengthy depositions and transcripts. Responds to telephone inquiries from members of the State Bar and analyzes written inquires and prepares draft responses in accordance with policy, procedures and guidelines approves by the State Bar. In addition, may receive complaints in person or over the telephone regarding attorney misbehavior and analyzes written inquires and prepares draft responses in accordance. Destroys confidential materials after statutory period expires. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Basic legal research methods and procedures. Legal principles and their applications. Computerized communication and processing systems. Principles of effective legal writing and verbal presentations. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Rules of evidence and conduct or proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California. Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of federal and California constitutions. Ability to: Analyze legal issues and apply appropriate legal principles. Review and analyze complex written documents. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Endure long periods of sitting. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Handle public contact by telephone. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with an academic standing of C or better. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Professional Competence Salary Range: $53,499 - $71,310 Non-exempt / Union Represented Program Assistant The Program Assistant II will provide administrative support for a wide array of programmatic office functions including: The Ethics Hotline telephone research service, Lawyer Referral Service Certification program, and Mandatory Fee Arbitration program. You will assist with email responses to client requests for lawyer referrals and attorney inquiries regarding the State Bar's e-learning courses, and will handle general incoming calls regarding OPC's various resources, as well as calls from clients and attorneys with questions about the Mandatory Fee Arbitration program (MFA). This position will also carry out generalized support for the MFA program casework, support for committees and commissions, including agenda management tasks, and assist in maintaining electronic and hard copy files and document destruction and archiving work. Attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and good organizational skills required. DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Program Assistant class performs specialized/technical clerical duties in an assigned State Bar division or unit; positions within this class vary in the work performed depending on the specialty area and perform related duties as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Program Assistant II is the journey level in the Program Assistant series. The primary duties in the assigned division/unit specialty area require technical, statutory, and State Bar rules and regulations knowledge; duties are carried out based on related program federal and state laws, policies, codes, legal documents and technical/legal terminology. The Program Assistant is distinguished from the Administrative Assistant in that the latter is primarily focused on staff support and office support functions such as computer keyboarding, maintaining manual and computerized files and data bases, preparing reports, processing routine documents and conveying information to the public about procedures or services. The Program Assistant II classification is distinguished from the Program Assistant I classification by the incumbent's ability to independently perform the full range of duties, including the more difficult division/unit specific clerical office support duties. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs technical/clerical work involving the knowledge, interpretation, and application of State Bar policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Reviews processes and maintains program transactions, records and other documents. Assists in the preparation and maintenance of statistical data, reports, and correspondence. Reviews various applications for admittance and/or membership for completeness and accuracy. Maintains computer systems and data bases containing applicant and member information, records of verbal and written communications, follow-up research, referrals to others, and actions taken for problem resolution. Reviews applicant credentials, determines eligibility, analyzes and evaluates special accommodation requests. Responds to written and telephone inquiries from applicants, members, and the public both in writing and orally. Assists with the receipt and processing fees and payments; notes discrepancies and ensure corrections and adjustments are made. Maintains databases, runs weekly back-ups and forwards the information to the appropriate staff; analyzes error reports, researches problems and corrects relevant databases. Responsible for supervision of an assigned test center for State Bar examinations, coordinates test center proctors and other staff. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Principles of customer service techniques. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation Basic rules of vocabulary, grammar, spelling and pronunciation as specified in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar, functions of the Office and Rules and Regulations for Admission to Practice Law in California. Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems. Ability to: Apply the policies and practices of a department. Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience: Two (2) years' post-secondary education or two (2) years' directly relevant experience in a position requiring basic research, analysis of data and public contact. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: None required. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Chief Trial Counsel Hourly Rate: $25.99 Temporary Full-time Position - Limited to 6 months Law clerk will perform work under the direction of the conviction monitoring attorney and supervisor. Specifically, the law clerk will review conviction matters for purposes of determining whether to issue a referral to the Lawyer's Assistance Program (LAP). The law clerk will also analyze whether the conviction at issue warrants transmittal to State Bar Court and draft recommendations for OCTC's conviction monitoring attorney and supervisor. This is a temporary full-time position and is limited to six month DEFINITION The Law Clerk, under general supervision of a member of the State Bar, performs legal research, drafts legal documents and provides assistance in the timely processing of legal advice and or litigation. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs research and analyses of files, case laws, statutes and other relevant material pertaining to legal issues and prepares appropriate legal memoranda and draft reports. Screens, files, indexes and circulates legal documents and periodicals. In addition, prepares materials for the purpose of updating State Bar publications relating to the professional and ethical responsibilities of lawyers and develops other materials for the education of the bench, bar and public concerning the professional and ethical responsibilities of lawyers. Contacts complaining witnesses and respondents' attorneys to arrange for depositions, hearings and prepares summaries of lengthy depositions and transcripts. Responds to telephone inquiries from members of the State Bar and analyzes written inquires and prepares draft responses in accordance with policy, procedures and guidelines approves by the State Bar. In addition, may receive complaints in person or over the telephone regarding attorney misbehavior and analyzes written inquires and prepares draft responses in accordance. Destroys confidential materials after statutory period expires. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Basic legal research methods and procedures. Legal principles and their applications. Computerized communication and processing systems. Principles of effective legal writing and verbal presentations. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Rules of evidence and conduct or proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California. Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of federal and California constitutions. Ability to: Analyze legal issues and apply appropriate legal principles. Review and analyze complex written documents. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Endure long periods of sitting. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Handle public contact by telephone. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with an academic standing of C or better. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Mission Advancement and Accountability Annual Salary Range: $189,582 - $284,076 Executive Classification The Chief Mission Advancement and Accountability Officer (CMAAO) is a member of the Leadership Team and drives to advance the mission and long-term vision of the State Bar. The CMAAO is responsible for oversight and execution of data collection, analysis, and evaluation to ensure that the State Bar effectively executives its mission. The CMAAO is also responsible for the development and implementation of an internal programmatic audit program to ensure accountability and compliance with legal, rule, and policy mandates. The CMAAO works to promote continuous improvement in support of the State Bar's mission, and to ensure fair, effective, and compliant operating practices. In executing these responsibilities, the CMAAO works closely with virtually all parts of the organization, the State Bar Board of Trustees, and external stakeholders. The CMAAO may serve as Deputy Executive Director (ED), pending circumstances and need. The State Bar is seeking an innovative data-driven professional with an entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate for the Chief Mission Advancement and Accountability Officer: Uses data to drive policy decisions. Has strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Integrates strategy, tactics, and activities to advance an organization's mission. Has expertise in policy analysis and research, program evaluation and assessment, and policy and program implementation. Identifies cause and effect relationships across multiple parts of the organization and data sets, and develops and implements responses and solutions accordingly. Thinks creatively about the operations of complex systems and identifies connections and interdependencies. Identifies opportunities to visualize data and/or present analysis creatively to expand potential reach and impact and executes that vision. Works with shifting, sometimes ambiguous parameters while continuing to drive toward practical solutions in support of the State Bar's mission. Effectively manages teams. Demonstrates flexibility, candor, commitment, and partnership as a member of an organizational leadership team. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Oversee the development of data collection, research, and evaluation plans and direct their implementation for all major program areas of the State Bar, including fiscal and operational analyses, policy studies, and specific outcome evaluation. Direct strategy and oversee development and implementation of internal operational performance audits to ensure that the State Bar's core functions are being performed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with all governing mandates including rules, statutes, and State Bar policy. Coordinate with financial audit on information, compliance, and outcomes. Serve as a member of the State Bar's Leadership Team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the State Bar and professional relationships with external constituencies of the State Bar. Understand and monitor the core mission and policies of the State Bar of California; track emerging events and developments for any impact on or relevance to achievement of mission. Act immediately to address and remediate any issues of compliance or mission failure. Proactively and transparently communicate internally and externally on mission, policy and ongoing work and initiatives related to Bar mission and performance, including the writing and presenting of agenda items for the Board of Trustees. Initiate as appropriate, inter-office projects to improve the coordination of cross-divisional programs, and activities. Provide policy guidance and staff assistance to the executives and staff of the State Bar, the Board of Trustees, and other constituencies on institutional performance and accountability. Respond to inquiries from the Board of Trustees, other State Bar committees and commissions, and stakeholders in a timely manner. Prepare and administer the budget and manage and direct the resources and personnel in the areas assigned with institutional parameters Promote the mission, the integrity, objectivity, and efficacy of the State Bar. Facilitate the professional growth of a team through active performance management and nurturing a collaborative and inclusive team environment. Maintain appropriate confidentiality in administering the media and information functions of the State Bar and directs contractors, consultants, experts, vendors, and others in administering the work of the office. Work closely with, and acts a deputy of, the Executive Director. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties or equivalent academic achievement. Advanced degree in public policy, public administration, or related field is highly desirable. Experience: Minimum 10 (10) years progressively responsible experience in related program administration. Minimum five (5) years senior management/supervisor experience in administering personnel and budget requirements Master's degree is preferred and may be substitute for up to two (2) years of experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge and Skills Expertise in program evaluation, policy assessment and implementation. Understanding of office management, budgeting, administration, and supervision. Ability to identify problems, analyze responses, and implement solutions. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with direct reports and key stakeholders. Effective writing and verbal presentation including public speaking. Understanding of organizational behavior and conflict resolution. Expertise in policy analysis and research. Ability to communicate effectively within institutional parameters considering different constituencies. Ability to develop a high-performing team and promote individual professional growth and development of team members. Essential elements / Ability to: Think creatively about the operations of complex systems and identify connections and interdependencies Learn quickly on the job Work within shifting, sometimes ambiguous parameters while still driving toward practical solutions in support of the State Bar's mission Communicate effectively with officials in the legislative, judicial, and executive branch of California State government. Effectively support the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in their oversight and communications duties. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, by computer and in writing. Review and analyze complex written documents. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Effectively speak publicly to large groups of people. Perform under stress and adopt effective courses of action. Effectively interact with others in a collaborative environment. Effectively address conflict toward resolution. Use performance management principles and techniques to develop a team and individual performance and development. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Finance Annual Salary: $61,213 - $81,622 Exempt | Bargaining Unit The State Bar seeks an Administrative Assistant with a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting a Finance team. You'll use your Finance knowledge to assist the Payroll and Accounts Payable teams to research and answer employee inquiries. You'll create agendas and coordinate Finance Committee meetings and assist the Finance executive team with Board of Trustee presentations. You'll need solid Office Suite skills, have attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, flexible, and can quickly understand enterprise finance systems/applications. This is a hybrid role (remote and in-office) and will occasionally require working outside of standard business hours. Under general direction, the Administrative Assistant II (AAII) assists professional, supervisory or executive staff member(s) in accomplishing administrative duties and responsibilities of the department, unit or individual staff member, to which the position is assigned, by completing administrative responsibilities and other duties as assigned. In addition, the AAII coordinates special projects, performs research, analysis, evaluation and report preparation; and other duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level classification in the Administrative Assistant classification series. Incumbents work under general supervision and independently perform the full range of duties, including the more difficult department specific clerical office and staff support duties. The Administrative Assistant II classification is distinguished from the Senior Administrative Assistant classification by the latter's ability to perform the most advanced complex duties and may serve in a lead capacity over lower level staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Assists executive staff members in training and directing the work of subordinate support staff. Coordinates administrative procedures and/or programs within the office or unit to which the position is assigned. Assists with the evaluation of administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions and/or prepares reports with alternative methods of procedures to the responsible authority. In addition, the AAII may participate in meetings and planning sessions to facilitate inter-office and intra-office communication, cooperation and information. Provides technical support and training in office technology in such areas as telephones, voicemail, e-mail, computer programs and databases and file maintenance operations to other personnel. Conducts special studies and investigations, performs preliminary research, collects information and data, analyzes and/or assists in analysis of collected data and information and coordinates and manages the preparation of resultant memoranda, reports or other documents for review, amendment and/or approval by responsible authority. Assumes primary responsibility for conducting and/or overseeing special projects, as necessary. Oversees the flow of information regarding the department to the general public or internal constituents and acts as a resource to the staff for non-routine or sensitive inquires and/or requests. Assumes primary responsibility in the preparation of Board of Governors and Board Committee agenda items, memorandum, and reports of other documents. Assists in the preparation of budgets and statistical analyses. Performs other similar or related duties, which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of budget preparation and maintenance. Computer information systems, including personal computer application, spreadsheet programs and word processing programs. Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Research techniques and procedures. Coordination and operation of programs. Centralized information and data based record keeping systems. Principles of composing correspondence and preparation of minutes, agendas and special reports. Obtain a working knowledge of the State Bar offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Principles of project supervision and leadership. The basic rules of vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuations as specified in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. Business math for completing non-technical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to: Possess the visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Make fine visual distinction upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Possession of high school diploma or equivalent. Experience: Minimum three (3) years of increasingly responsible clerical experience. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: None required. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal Updated November 1, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Description State Bar Court Annual Salary Range: $73,482 - $97,904 Exempt | Union-Represented The State Bar Court Hearing Department is seeking a Court Specialist to support Hearing Department Judges that hear and decide attorney disciplinary and regulatory cases. The ideal candidate will have experience with calendaring court events, maintaining electronic records of cases, and applying rules, policies, procedures, and practices to case processing. Strong attention to detail and effective communication and writing skills are essential. Intermediate level usages of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, Zoom, Adobe Pro, Teams, OneDrive and Outlook is essential. Court experience is preferred. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Court Specialist is the journey-level administrative class assigned to the Courts. Duties require knowledge of State Bar rules and regulations; and the ability to apply applicable policies and codes and review and understand common legal documents and common technical/legal terminology. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Advises judge(s) on the case processing status of pending matters and assists with case flow management involving jurisdictional and procedural issues. Applies case processing rules, policies, procedures, practices and guidelines. Determines the appropriate handling of case-related documents; generates and executes notices and orders. Assigns cases to judges, calendars court events ensuring that cases are disposed within proscribed time standards and inputs data into the case management system. Monitors the progress and completion of cases to ensure compliance with specified or mandated time frames. Serves as bailiff in court proceedings, administering oaths or affirmations, making audio recordings and written records, and taking custody of exhibits. Responds to inquiries from licensing agencies, law enforcement, general public and attorneys regarding pending and completed cases, interpreting procedural rules, general orders and policies regarding compliance and provides information, documents, correspondence and/or referrals. Provides technical, procedural and administrative advice and assistance to judges, managers and litigants and assists with the development and implementation of new procedures or programs to improve court operations. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. Opens cases in the CMS; processes filed documents. Prepares and issues periodic communications to attorneys and others regarding case status and other issues. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Principles of planning, organizing, developing and implementing procedures, program, projects and policies. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Legal research methods and trial principles and techniques. Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in State Bar Court. Computer information systems, including personal computer applications. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. General court procedures. Ability to: Effectively proofread and edit written and electronic documents. Review and analyze complex written documents. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Obtain and present material in oral and written form. Access, input and retrieve information using a computer terminal and other office machines.  Appropriately and professionally, respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Associate's degree, or equivalent work experience in a field that develops the skills required for the functions and responsibilities of the position. Experience: Minimum two (2) years progressively responsible administrative experience in a similar environment. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: None required Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of General Counsel Annual Salary: $77,190 - $102,843 Non-Exempt / Non-Union Represented Under general supervision, a Senior Paralegal is responsible for more complex cases, legal and factual research, and supporting attorneys in complex litigation. The Senior Paralegal must be able to draft and analyze legal documents and perform tasks that require advanced legal knowledge of specific subject areas, such as conducting client interviews, researching legal and factual information, collecting, compiling, and reviewing voluminous records, and utilizing technical information. The Senior Paralegal may also be responsible for organizing office procedures relating to other support staff. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an experienced, advanced, journey level classification performing legal assignments with a high degree of autonomy. The Senior Paralegal classification is distinguished from the Paralegal by the specialized nature of the duties, requiring advanced knowledge in each area of assignment. The Senior Paralegal will be responsible for more complex cases in different courts and other judicial and quasi-judicial forums (i.e. trial and appellate levels of state and federal court, bankruptcy court, mediation, arbitration, Public Employment Relations Board, and others). The Senior Paralegal will also be responsible for complex legal and factual research, and will be supporting attorneys in selecting case strategy. The Senior Paralegal will generally report to the Deputy General Counsel, and/or an Attorney IV or other Supervisor. The work performed requires knowledge of advanced legal concepts, principles, terminology, procedures and the extensive use of legal reference material. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs legal research, including statutory analysis, review of case law and legislative history, and cite checking. Performs factual research, including analysis of public records and secondary sources to support attorneys handling complex litigation. Prepares initial drafts of pleadings incorporating legal and factual research. Drafts legal documents including notices, subpoenas, interrogatories, declarations in support of motions, proposed orders, research memoranda, proposed rules, proposed orders and correspondence. Assists with locating and contacting witnesses, arranges for the interview and evaluation of witnesses, drafts witness declarations in proceedings and pretrial statements and assists with the preparation of witness testimony. Compiles and organizes trial notebooks, exhibits, files and other materials and documents. Coordinates the scheduling of witnesses, answers witness questions, communicates with witnesses regarding the status of their case/trial, coordinates witness travel and expenses, and assists with witness issues, exhibits and note taking. Prepares initial drafts of formal discovery requests and responses, including special interrogatories, requests for admissions, production demands, deposition notices and motions to compel for the attorney, and organizes information in order to respond to such discovery requests. Analyzes records and disciplinary files and make recommendations to the attorney as to the disposition of files. Prepares summaries of depositions, court transcripts and witness testimony. Monitors and tracks criminal and civil cases in California and other jurisdictions; and investigates, gathers and reviews case documentation and information. Performs a number of other similar or related duties, which may not be specifically included within this job description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Advanced principles, concepts and methodology of legal proceedings and legal research. Principles of legal writing and legal terminology. Structure and procedural rules of state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. The State Bar Act, State Bar Rules, Rules of Conduct and other relevant laws as they apply to the performance of major duties and responsibilities of the position (to be obtained during the introductory period). Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Advanced principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. Business math for completing non-technical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office and case management system applications. Computerized legal research system(s). Ability to: Prepare legal documents including discovery requests, motions and summary dispositions. Extract and organize information from a variety of sources. Organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Maintain confidentiality of State Bar documents and records. Carry out duties in accordance with policies, procedures and scope of responsibility. Gather, analyze and interpret data and information. Review and analyze complex written documents and problems. Establish and maintain effective and productive work relationships. Communicate clearly and effectively in person, telephone and in writing. Write effectively, in a clear, concise and well organized manner, using proper grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. Travel by air and automobile as required. Minimum Qualifications: Education : Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a field that develops the skills required for the functions and responsibilities of the position. Experience: Four (4) years' experience as a paralegal. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Certification of completion of an approved paralegal program. Mandatory continuing legal education: completion of four hours of legal ethics classes and four hours of general law classes every two years. Physical Requirements: Visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding and reaching. Frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Sit for extended periods of time. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Admissions Annual Salary Range: $83,434 - $111,241 Exempt / Union-Represented Under general supervision, the Program Analyst performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative duties in the Office of Admissions, Educational Standards Unit. The ideal candidate is a strong policy analyst who can help draft and interpret regulations and policy memos applying the regulations, including analysis of data. The Program Analyst support s the regulation of accredited and registered, unaccredited law schools in California. These law schools provide a flexible, affordable path to the law in Californi a . The Program Analyst's responsibilities include drafting and applying rules and procedures, staffing several State Bar Committees, and coordinating the department's budgeting and communications. This is a busy department where multiple, long-term complex projects may be going on at one time, so time management and project management are also important . Experience Bachelor's degree in business, policy, computer science, or a related field Effective communication and conflict resolution skills Strong organizational and time management skills Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills Attention to detail and top proofreading skills Ability to analyze complex data sets using Excel, Access , Salesforce, and Stata or similar Ability to distill findings in writing in a clear, concise manner DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Program Analyst classification is a journey-level professional classification distinguished from the lower level Program Coordinator in that the latter is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class performing analysis and technical assistance. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs professional work in support of the Office of Admissions, Educational Standards, as assigned, involving the knowledge, interpretation, and application of State Bar policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Researches information by identifying, locating and extracting relevant data in order to obtain sufficient, valid and reliable data for analysis and decision making purposes. Reviews processes and maintains program transactions, records and other documents; assists in the preparation and maintenance of statistical data, reports, correspondence, special studies, and conducts research. Participates in a variety of complex and detailed programmatic responsibilities involving problem solving. Evaluates program effectiveness by comparing outcomes to goals in order to determine whether to take corrective actions or recommend modification to processes and procedures. Performs research into program and quality control regulations and procedures; prepares reports on findings; identifies problems of non-compliance; recommends corrective action regarding discrepancies. Conducts audits to determine if there are program inconsistencies or non-compliance. Provides input in developing and evaluating program policies and procedures and evaluates and proposes changes concerning the methods of operation. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of the Office of Admissions, Educational Standards, departmental programs, policies, procedures and terminology. Codes and regulations as related to assigned program responsibility. Principles of data analysis and research tools such as Microsoft Excel, Stata, and Salesforce. Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques. Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems. Ability to: Apply the policies and practices of a department. Review and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data. Audit records and accurately gather, record and evaluate data; analyze and interpret information and adopt effective courses of action. Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports. Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Work onsite in the San Francisco Office. Occasional telecommuting may be possible during some times of the year. Monthly overnight travel to attend meetings Travel to administer examinations several times per year, up to a week each time Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Experience: Two (2) years of experience in data collection and evaluation, policy research or performance or financial analysis or compliance, in a public sector, legal or nonprofit environment, or equivalent. Experience in a legal or educaitonal setting helpful. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. Physical Requirements : Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Finance Annual Salary: $83,434 - $111,241 Exempt/Non Union Represented Under general direction, performs professional accounting and budgeting activities in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and procedures including reviewing, analyzing, examining and maintaining accounting records and preparation of financial reports and special reports, developing, monitoring and reporting on budgets; functional areas of responsibility may include grants, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and budget; assignments may include the compilation, review, monitoring and reporting on department specific budgets; analyzing and approving financial transactions; preparing a variety of financial reports; and performing other related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARATERISTICS This is the journey level classification in the Financial Analyst classification series. This classification is distinguished from the lower classification of Fiscal Services Specialist in that Financial Analysts are assigned more complex duties requiring specialized knowledge, abilities, skills, and experience and often exercise independent judgment in the performance of their duties. Financial Analysts may train and provide technical guidance to lower-level staff. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Financial Analyst in that positions in the senior level are assigned responsibility for leading and directing the staff, operations and activities of a fiscal section. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs a variety of complex accounting duties Develops and monitors program, office, department, and capital improvement budgets. Evaluates accounting and fiscal control systems, policies, problems and procedures and prepares reports recommending changes and/or alternatives to procedures. Reviews, evaluates and monitors all fiscal reporting and budgeting by grant recipients, financial institutions, and others. Provides complex fiscal support by guiding management and staff in the proper usage and posting of account transactions and general accounting issues; ensures management has detailed financial budget information and reports; recommends policy changes to conform to mandated accounting principles. Maintains and reviews budgetary controls and approves the acquisition of capital assets ensuring they are budgeted; analyzes budget variances, projection reports, budget line item expenses, balance sheet accounts (including cash accounts) and reporting discrepancies between actual and subsidiary ledgers, and makes recommended changes in cost allocation formulas. Plans and manages the monthly and yearly closing of State Bar books and ensures the time production and distribution of financial reports to management and all offices. Reviews and analyzes a variety of accounting and bank records and fiscal activities to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting/program/legal requirements; advises, enforces and guides other accounting and non-accounting staff of accounting methods and procedures and ensures that they are processing and recording financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and procedures and the State Bar fiscal policies and procedures. Prepares and distributes financial statements and reports and prepares special financial reports and analysis. Analyzes and reconciles the 457 Employees Deferred Compensation Plan, establishing monthly and year-to-date percentage earning and coordinates the resolution of problems with the outside consulting firm. Coordinates and manages activities related to independent financial and performance audits. Performs other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Operations, services and processes with the State Bar including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budget, financial reporting and related fiscal areas. Principles of budgeting, financial planning and management. Manual and computerized accounting and financial recordkeeping systems. Accounting, budget and financial control principles, procedures and practices. Report preparation techniques. Problem identification and analyses of accounting and fiscal controls, systems and practices. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and software applications relevant to the work. Methods and techniques of compiling and summarizing fiscal data. Principles and practices of customer service. Ability to: Perform professional accounting duties in assigned areas of responsibility. Develop proposed budgets based on an understanding of operational needs and available funding. Understand and use the State Bar's specialized financial operations, processes and software applications. Apply specialized accounting rules within functional areas of responsibility. Analyze, interpret and reconcile fiscal documents. Prioritize and work under deadlines. Serve as a resource to assigned staff. Perform complex accounting and financial functions; verify, reconcile and balance financial transactions. Prepare a variety of fiscal reports in assigned areas of responsibility. Maintain financial records and files. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or equivalent academic achievement. Experience: Minimum two (2) years' experience of financial analysis and/or government/public sector accounting and/or budgeting experience. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: None required. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Access and Inclusion Annual Salary Range: $73,376 - $97,825 Non-Exempt / Bargaining Unit -- The Office of Access & Inclusion is seeking a Program Coordinator who will provide operational support for the entire team, including frontline response to phone inquiries and email, tracking grant deadlines and deliverables, compiling summaries for grants staff and information for external supporters, processing grant agreements, and maintaining relationships with grantee organizations. The Program Coordinator will also manage the development and implementation of software applications for online grantmaking. The successful candidate will be adept with technology applications, have an eye for detail, possess strong organizational skills and be an excellent communicator. DEFINITION: Under general direction, the Program Coordinator performs professional administrative coordination and development of activities in support of assigned State Bar programs. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS - The Program Coordinator classification is distinguished from the higher level Program Analyst in that the Program Coordinator is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class providing analytical expertise regarding programmatic or functional systems and procedures and exercises a higher degree of independent judgement and performs more complex work. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs professional work in support of State Bar programs and services involving the knowledge, interpretation, and application of State Bar policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Reviews processes and maintains program transactions, records and other documents; assists in the preparation and maintenance of statistical data, reports, correspondence, special studies, and conducts research. Provides input in developing and evaluating program policies and procedures, evaluates, and proposes changes concerning the methods of operation. Responsible for the development and monitoring of the annual budget in assigned area, creates financial and programmatic reports. May train other staff in program procedures to ensure the proper level of support for ongoing activities of the department. Represents the State Bar at programs and functions, coordinates activities with other State Bar departments and outside agencies and responds to inquiries from attorneys and the public. Coordinates the development of publicity, materials, speakers, registration and programs for various State Bar events. Designs, creates, remediates, and places content materials on the State Bar website. Prepares meeting site operations including schedule of events and timelines, communicates program requirements and assists with facility negotiations. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of : Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques. Principles in the development and management of educational and other programs. Principles of web architecture and development tools. Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. Coordination and operation of programs. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems. Ability to: Apply the policies and practices of a department in support of program goals. Prioritize work assignments to meet program timelines. Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications. Compile data and prepare narrative and reports. Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Assess written documents and verbal requests, select alternatives and make recommendations. Minimum Qualifications: Education: High school diploma; college degree preferred or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Experience: One (1) year of progressive experience in administrative or program related work. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of General Counsel Attorney I/II/III Attorney I: $94,899 - $142-228 Attorney II: $104,388 - $156,455 Attorney III: $117,692 - $176,401 Exempt / Non-Union Represented The State Bar of California ("State Bar") is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government whose missions are public protection and access to justice for all citizens. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) employs the in-house attorneys to the State Bar to support these missions. The legal work in OGC includes advice to and representation of the State Bar Board of Trustees, committees and staff in administrative and civil trial and appellate litigation and transactional work in substantive areas such as: Bar discipline and admissions; diversity and access to justice initiatives; labor and employment; intellectual property; bankruptcy; real estate; contracts; privacy; ethics; regulatory and legislative work; governance; public records and open meeting laws; and, general corporate matters. OGC also reviews closures of disciplinary complaints filed against attorneys, but does not handle attorney discipline proceedings in State Bar Court. The State Bar offers a unique compensation package, including competitive salary, partial paid employee and retiree health insurance premiums and other benefits, 14 holidays, vacation/sick leave, CalPERS Retirement, a 457(b) savings plan, a commuter subsidy and more. The successful candidate will be placed in classification and provided a salary commensurate with their experience. Active membership in the State Bar of California and no professional disciplinary record in California or any other jurisdiction are required. When submitting your application, please make sure to provide a writing sample. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Chief Trial Counsel Annual Salary Range: $102,341 - 153,387 Exempt / Union Represented DEFINITION Under general direction, an Attorney performs legal work that includes the identification of legal issues; recommendation of appropriate actions resolution of legal problems; interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations, and other legal authorities; legal research; and analysis and preparation of various legal documents. Depending on the department or unit to which assigned, may prepare for and conduct trials. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level classification in the Attorney classification series, responsible for performing legal work. The Attorney classification is distinguished from the Senior Attorney in that Senior Attorneys generally handle more complex cases, trials, and projects and provide direction/guidance to Attorneys, while Attorneys generally handle less complex cases, trials, and projects, and provide lead direction to non-attorney staff, but not attorneys. However, as Attorneys gain experience and demonstrate competence, they will assume more responsibility and perform work of greater difficulty and complexity. Positions in the Attorney classification typically reports directly to a Supervising Attorney. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Reviews complaints to identify ethical violations and legal issues. Makes decisions regarding the disposition of files and complaints. Conducts legal research in various areas of federal and state law, including case decisions, evidentiary law, statutory law, procedural and court rules, and legislation. Prepares legal documents, including pleadings, contracts, subpoenas, memoranda, letters, proposals, and/or other documents. Prepares cases for trial, including directing the gathering of evidence, preparing and filing required pleadings and motions, and preparing witnesses for testimony. Performs trials, including delivering opening and closing statements, conducting direct and cross examinations, and preparing post trial briefs. Writes legal analysis and provides instruction and/or advice to others. Communicates with members of the public regarding complaints, rules and procedures, and State Bar processes. Provides direction to non-attorney staff. Maintains adequate case, file, and related records to ensure effective completion of projects assigned, and assists in the evaluation of the work product. Stays informed and keeps staff within his/her areas of responsibility informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to the functions assigned. Evaluates administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions or alternative methods of procedures. Participates in training and professional development activities. May perform a number of other similar or related duties that are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: State Bar Act and related statutes, Rules of Professional Conduct and procedures as they apply to the performance of major duties and responsibilities of the position (to be obtained during the introductory period). Effective investigation techniques, case management and presentation of matters to administrative bodies and adjudicative bodies. The scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of the United States and California Constitutions. Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in State Bar Court hearing and review departments. Effective work coordination and strong case/project management principles. Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office and case management system applications. Time management. Legal research and preparation of reports, briefs, opinions, and pleadings. Mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the practice of law in the State of California. Ability to: Analyze and apply case and statutory law to various issues and facts to draw conclusions, make recommendations, and provide legal advice. Communicate complex legal issues to a variety of individuals. Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, contracts, subpoenas, legal memoranda, letters, proposals, and/or other documents. Write effectively in a clear, concise and well organized manner. Conduct legal research. Review and analyze complex documents. Obtain information through witness interviews. Prepare and effectively present cases at trial. Speak effectively in court and to large groups. Negotiate settlements and mediate disputes. Demonstrate independent judgment and initiative. Provide direction and guidance to other staff. Work independently, as well as cooperatively in a team environment. Complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Maintain the confidentiality of State Bar documents, investigations, and records. Travel by air and automobile. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Successful completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Experience: No minimum requirement. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Must be an active member, in good standing, of the State Bar of California. Physical Requirements : Visual capacity and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Make fine visual distinction reading and proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Retrieve, lift and carry objects weighing up to ten pounds. Updated on 9/30/2021 at 3PM PST- Condition of Employment: Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Chief Trial Counsel Annual Salary Range: $102,341 - 153,387 Exempt / Union Represented DEFINITION Under general direction, an Attorney performs legal work that includes the identification of legal issues; recommendation of appropriate actions resolution of legal problems; interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations, and other legal authorities; legal research; and analysis and preparation of various legal documents. Depending on the department or unit to which assigned, may prepare for and conduct trials. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level classification in the Attorney classification series, responsible for performing legal work. The Attorney classification is distinguished from the Senior Attorney in that Senior Attorneys generally handle more complex cases, trials, and projects and provide direction/guidance to Attorneys, while Attorneys generally handle less complex cases, trials, and projects, and provide lead direction to non-attorney staff, but not attorneys. However, as Attorneys gain experience and demonstrate competence, they will assume more responsibility and perform work of greater difficulty and complexity. Positions in the Attorney classification typically reports directly to a Supervising Attorney. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Reviews complaints to identify ethical violations and legal issues. Makes decisions regarding the disposition of files and complaints. Conducts legal research in various areas of federal and state law, including case decisions, evidentiary law, statutory law, procedural and court rules, and legislation. Prepares legal documents, including pleadings, contracts, subpoenas, memoranda, letters, proposals, and/or other documents. Prepares cases for trial, including directing the gathering of evidence, preparing and filing required pleadings and motions, and preparing witnesses for testimony. Performs trials, including delivering opening and closing statements, conducting direct and cross examinations, and preparing post trial briefs. Writes legal analysis and provides instruction and/or advice to others. Communicates with members of the public regarding complaints, rules and procedures, and State Bar processes. Provides direction to non-attorney staff. Maintains adequate case, file, and related records to ensure effective completion of projects assigned, and assists in the evaluation of the work product. Stays informed and keeps staff within his/her areas of responsibility informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to the functions assigned. Evaluates administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions or alternative methods of procedures. Participates in training and professional development activities. May perform a number of other similar or related duties that are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: State Bar Act and related statutes, Rules of Professional Conduct and procedures as they apply to the performance of major duties and responsibilities of the position (to be obtained during the introductory period). Effective investigation techniques, case management and presentation of matters to administrative bodies and adjudicative bodies. The scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of the United States and California Constitutions. Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in State Bar Court hearing and review departments. Effective work coordination and strong case/project management principles. Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office and case management system applications. Time management. Legal research and preparation of reports, briefs, opinions, and pleadings. Mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the practice of law in the State of California. Ability to: Analyze and apply case and statutory law to various issues and facts to draw conclusions, make recommendations, and provide legal advice. Communicate complex legal issues to a variety of individuals. Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, contracts, subpoenas, legal memoranda, letters, proposals, and/or other documents. Write effectively in a clear, concise and well organized manner. Conduct legal research. Review and analyze complex documents. Obtain information through witness interviews. Prepare and effectively present cases at trial. Speak effectively in court and to large groups. Negotiate settlements and mediate disputes. Demonstrate independent judgment and initiative. Provide direction and guidance to other staff. Work independently, as well as cooperatively in a team environment. Complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Maintain the confidentiality of State Bar documents, investigations, and records. Travel by air and automobile. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Successful completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Experience: No minimum requirement. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Must be an active member, in good standing, of the State Bar of California. Physical Requirements : Visual capacity and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Make fine visual distinction reading and proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Retrieve, lift and carry objects weighing up to ten pounds. Updated on 9/30/2021 at 3PM PST- Condition of Employment: Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of General Counsel Hourly Rate: $25.99 Temporary Full-time Position - 2-3 month assignment (limited to 6 months) This Law Clerk role will be working with the State Bar's Office of General Counsel for a 2-3 month assignment. Depending on the project and needs of the office, the assignment may be extended for up to 6 months. This role will initially focus on document review in an active litigation matter, and additional tasks as assigned during trial preparation. Additionally, this role may be assigned tasks with the office's disciplinary complaint unit. DEFINITION The Law Clerk, under general supervision of a member of the State Bar, reviews documents, performs legal research, drafts legal documents and provides assistance in the timely processing of legal advice and or litigation. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Perform research and analyses of files, case laws, statutes and other relevant material pertaining to legal issues and prepares appropriate legal memoranda and draft reports. Review and code documents. Must be able to spot specific issues, bring important documents to the attention of the supervising attorneys and organize documents for specific issues and witnesses. Review investigation files to ensure completeness and proper closure and to identify issues that implicate attorney disciplinary rules. Draft correspondence to complainants and attorneys and/or contact complainants by email or telephone. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Basic legal research methods and procedures. Legal principles and their applications. Computerized communication and processing systems. Principles of effective legal writing and verbal presentations. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Rules of evidence and conduct or proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California. Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of federal and California constitutions. Ability to: Analyze legal issues and apply appropriate legal principles. Review and analyze complex written documents. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Endure long periods of sitting. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with an academic standing of C or better. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Admissions Annual Salary Range: $66,040 - $88,045 Non-Exempt / Union Represented The Testing Accommodations/Office Administration Unit of the Office of Admissions is currently seeking to fill a Program Specialist position. The Program Specialist will be a key member of the Testing Accommodations team, responsible for handling, reviewing and analyzing sensitive material and assisting applicants both by phone and through written correspondence. The ideal candidate should be a strong writer, have some customer service experience, and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. This position requires someone who is proactive, pays close attention to detail, can quickly prioritize multiple demands/tasks, and can efficiently work independently or as part of a team. Please note that all employees in the Office of Admissions are required to work at examinations to which they are assigned; this will include overnight travel between two to four times per year. DEFINITION The Program Specialist classification performs duties in the administration of a program, project, or committee. This work may include coordinating meetings, performing outreach and general administrative functions in support of program compliance, acting as liaison between the program and programs, projects or committees, and maintaining contact with external volunteers or committee members. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Program Specialist classification series is distinguished from the higher level Program Coordinator in that the latter provides lead direction over program activities and is assigned more complex program functions. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Provides information and answers questions related to the program. Acts as liaison between the program, other State Bar departments and external constituents, volunteers, or committee members. Maintains records related to the program, including participant contact information, distribution lists for outreach activities, records of projects assigned and completed, and financial records. Tracks projects to ensure timely completion. Schedules meetings and arranges meeting logistics, including securing facilities, audio-visual equipment, and catering. Prepares meeting documents including agendas and handouts, and distributes documents to meeting participants. Prepares, reviews, and distributes meeting minutes. Performs public information activities, such as developing informational newsletter, guides, and brochures pertaining to the assigned program. Designs, creates, remediates and places content materials on the State Bar website. Conducts research and gathers information needed to support program activities. Assists with the development and implementation of administrative procedures for the program, including evaluating procedures, identifying problems, and recommending solutions. Participates in planning and monitoring aspects of the budget for the program. Monitors the operating budget and prepares statistical reports and analysis as required. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Computerized information and data base record-keeping systems and word processing systems including internet and website design, usage and maintenance. Principles of business and legal writing and preparation of minutes, agendas and special reports. Rules and regulations related to program administrative functions. Principles of web architecture and development tools. Business math for completing non-technical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. The basic rules of vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuations as specified in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary . Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Office procedures, budget preparation and maintenance techniques. Within the introductory period obtain a working knowledge of the State Bar and the function of the Office to which assigned. Ability to: Set priorities and meet established deadlines. Understand, interpret and apply procedures, laws, rules and regulations as applicable to assigned program. Proofread and accurately edit documents in both electronic and written form. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Effectively operate required office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, printers and copiers; and word and data processing software and other computer applications. Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Possession of High School diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Experience: Two (2) years of experience in clerical, administrative or legal support experience in the State Bar or another similar environment. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: None required. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Travel by air and automobile. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. *At its sole discretion, the State Bar may elect to waive the minimum educational requirement for internal candidates. Updated November 1, 2021 Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of General Counsel Hourly Rate: $25.99 Temporary Full-time Position - 2-3 month assignment (limited to 6 months) This Law Clerk role will be working with the State Bar's Office of General Counsel for a 2-3 month assignment. Depending on the project and needs of the office, the assignment may be extended for up to 6 months. This role will initially focus on document review in an active litigation matter, and additional tasks as assigned during trial preparation. Additionally, this role may be assigned tasks with the office's disciplinary complaint unit. DEFINITION The Law Clerk, under general supervision of a member of the State Bar, reviews documents, performs legal research, drafts legal documents and provides assistance in the timely processing of legal advice and or litigation. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Perform research and analyses of files, case laws, statutes and other relevant material pertaining to legal issues and prepares appropriate legal memoranda and draft reports. Review and code documents. Must be able to spot specific issues, bring important documents to the attention of the supervising attorneys and organize documents for specific issues and witnesses. Review investigation files to ensure completeness and proper closure and to identify issues that implicate attorney disciplinary rules. Draft correspondence to complainants and attorneys and/or contact complainants by email or telephone. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Basic legal research methods and procedures. Legal principles and their applications. Computerized communication and processing systems. Principles of effective legal writing and verbal presentations. Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Rules of evidence and conduct or proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California. Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of federal and California constitutions. Ability to: Analyze legal issues and apply appropriate legal principles. Review and analyze complex written documents. Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing. Endure long periods of sitting. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with an academic standing of C or better. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Access and Inclusion Salary Range: $83,434 - $111,241 Exempt Union Represented DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Program Analyst performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative duties in assigned State Bar divisions/units. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Program Analyst classification is a journey-level professional classification distinguished from the lower level Program Coordinator in that the latter is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class performing analysis and technical assistance. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs professional work in support of State Bar programs and services within the various State Bar divisions/units, as assigned, involving the knowledge, interpretation, and application of State Bar policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Researches information by identifying, locating and extracting relevant data in order to obtain sufficient, valid and reliable data for analysis and decision making purposes. Reviews processes and maintains program transactions, records and other documents; assists in the preparation and maintenance of statistical data, reports, correspondence, special studies, and conducts research. Participates in a variety of complex and detailed programmatic responsibilities involving problem solving. Evaluates program effectiveness by comparing outcomes to goals in order to determine whether to take corrective actions or recommend modification to processes and procedures. Performs research into program and quality control regulations and procedures; prepares reports on findings; identifies problems of non-compliance; recommends corrective action regarding discrepancies. Conducts audits to determine if there are program inconsistencies or non-compliance. Provides input in developing and evaluating program policies and procedures and evaluates and proposes changes concerning the methods of operation. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of the assigned program, departmental programs, policies, procedures and terminology. Codes and regulations as related to assigned program responsibility. Principles of data analysis and research tools. Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques. Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems. Ability to: Apply the policies and practices of a department. Review and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data. Audit records and accurately gather, record and evaluate data; analyze and interpret information and adopt effective courses of action. Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports. Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Experience: Two (2) years of experience in data collection and evaluation, research or performance or financial analysis, grant compliance in a public sector, legal or nonprofit environment, or equivalent. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Special Qualifications including specialized knowledge, abilities, education, experience, or license may be established for individual positions. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Admissions Annual Salary Ranges (dependent on education and experience of selected candidate) Program Manager I - $111,064 - $148,068 Program Manager II - $119,400 - $159,178 Program Manager III - $128,344 - $171,112 Executive Classification This Program Manager role will lead the Testing Accommodations Unit in the Office of Admissions and will be responsible for ensuring that all applicants with documented disabilities are provided reasonable and appropriate accommodations as required under state and federal law. The Program Manager willmanage and oversee the processing of all testing accommodation requests. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Oversee the development, coordination, and supervision of accommodations and assistance and related policies and procedures, including: Oversee team responsible for testing accommodation processing. Establish policies and procedures in accordance with ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and State Bar protocol. Review and verify documentation received from applicants seeking reasonable accommodations. Make accommodation determinations in more complex matters. Execute and manage contracts with consultants for the most complex matters, including training and quality control. Review all appeal requests and prepare them for Committee of Bar Examiner (CBE) determinations. Assess ancillary Admissions services (e.g., other application forms, the website, law school workshops) to ensure that they are appropriate and relevant for the needs of accommodated applicants registered with the Office of Admissions. Stay current of changes in the disability rights and disability accommodations field as part of ongoing efforts to continually improve processes and services provide by the State Bar. Develop and maintain working relationships with a wide range of State Bar constituencies and committees: Collaborate with internal teams to ensure that policies and practices are updated to reflect changes in laws and changes in the industry. Provide staff support to the Committee of Bar Examiners, the Exams Subcommittee, and other committees, as needed. Present to law schools on the Admissions testing accommodation process, as needed. This Program Manager role shall possess exceptional knowledge in the following areas. Understanding and application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). State and federal rules and regulations applicable to accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Base of psycho-educational test instruments; current clinical and research-based understanding of disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, ADHD, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, autism spectrum, psychological conditions, chronic medical conditions, traumatic brain injury, etc.). This Program Manager role shall possess the following skills: Capacity to diffuse volatile situations requiring sound, timely decisions in the interest of the applicant, Office of Admissions, the State Bar, and in conjunction with federal law. Strong organizational skills including time management, multitasking, and project completion. Empathy and patience with applicants who are confronted by learning and living barriers secondary to disabilities. Education This Program Manager role shall possess a Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in learning theory, education/special education, education administration, counseling, social work, psychology or related field is highly desired. Doctorate degree preferred. Experience This Program Manager role shall possess the following experience. At least 6 years of work in a related field. Experience working in accommodations or disability resources preferred. Prior supervisory experience. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Legal and technical expertise pertinent to the assigned program area. Principles and techniques of public relations. Principles of effective project management. Methods and techniques of conflict resolution and negotiation. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and data-driven decision making. Principles and practices of program development, administration, and evaluation. Federal, state, and local, laws, rules, regulations, policies, processes, and trends pertinent to the assigned program area. Principles and practices of management and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work, performance appraisal and discipline, and employee selection and development. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, including various software programs such as database, spreadsheet, word processing, project management software, and other computer applications and hardware pertaining to the assigned program area. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Ability to: Exercise good judgment in making decisions. Exercise group leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive administrative and technical reports. Encourage professional excellence among staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. Communicate highly technical information concisely and in understandable terms. Deliver effective public presentations. Comprehend complex questions and give information rapidly, accurately, and tactfully. Negotiate and coordinate contract services. Supervise, motivate, train and evaluate the work of others. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in proposing recommendations for improvement. Implement and facilitate organizational change. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work well under pressure of multiple priorities and short deadlines. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Travel by air and automobile. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Retrieve, lift and carry files and documents weighing up to ten pounds with reasonable accommodation. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Office of Access and Inclusion Salary Range: $83,434 - $111,241 Exempt Union Represented DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Program Analyst performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative duties in assigned State Bar divisions/units. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Program Analyst classification is a journey-level professional classification distinguished from the lower level Program Coordinator in that the latter is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class performing analysis and technical assistance. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs professional work in support of State Bar programs and services within the various State Bar divisions/units, as assigned, involving the knowledge, interpretation, and application of State Bar policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Researches information by identifying, locating and extracting relevant data in order to obtain sufficient, valid and reliable data for analysis and decision making purposes. Reviews processes and maintains program transactions, records and other documents; assists in the preparation and maintenance of statistical data, reports, correspondence, special studies, and conducts research. Participates in a variety of complex and detailed programmatic responsibilities involving problem solving. Evaluates program effectiveness by comparing outcomes to goals in order to determine whether to take corrective actions or recommend modification to processes and procedures. Performs research into program and quality control regulations and procedures; prepares reports on findings; identifies problems of non-compliance; recommends corrective action regarding discrepancies. Conducts audits to determine if there are program inconsistencies or non-compliance. Provides input in developing and evaluating program policies and procedures and evaluates and proposes changes concerning the methods of operation. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of the assigned program, departmental programs, policies, procedures and terminology. Codes and regulations as related to assigned program responsibility. Principles of data analysis and research tools. Problem identification, analysis and evaluation. Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques. Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation. Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar. Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems. Ability to: Apply the policies and practices of a department. Review and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data. Audit records and accurately gather, record and evaluate data; analyze and interpret information and adopt effective courses of action. Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen. Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports. Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Experience: Two (2) years of experience in data collection and evaluation, research or performance or financial analysis, grant compliance in a public sector, legal or nonprofit environment, or equivalent. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Special Qualifications including specialized knowledge, abilities, education, experience, or license may be established for individual positions. Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time. Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment. Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files. Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal. Condition of Employment Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.