National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Attorney III
Job Description and Duties:

**This is a reposting of JC-356118. Those who have previously applied are still being considered and do not need to reapply. **

The CalSTRS Office of the General Counsel is seeking Multiple highly motivated individuals to work as an Attorney III on the Litigation Services Unit.
The Litigation Services Unit is comprised of a team of litigators and support staff, and is responsible for representing CalSTRS in administrative hearings, writ proceedings, general litigation, and other legal proceedings. The Unit also works in conjunction with outside counsel on a variety of transactional and litigation matters.

Under the direction of the Assistant General Counsel and general direction of the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, the Attorney III performs work with broad discretion and independence with minimum supervision on the more complex legal issues related to the Teachers’ Retirement Law. The Attorney III is responsible for providing legal services and representation regarding a broad range of complex legal issues arising in connection with CalSTRS. The incumbent represents CalSTRS in administrative hearings and other legal matters, drafts advisory opinions and other legal documents, and oversees the work of outside counsel on pending litigation.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: 
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to handle multiple assignments and work effectively under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities, effectively manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines within challenging and strict time constraints.
  • Ability to apply excellent time management skills used for efficient completion of projects; prioritize competing assignments; and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with other CalSTRS employees, our members, and their beneficiaries.
  • Exhibits professional demeanor, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations.
  • Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork, and pride.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player and work collaboratively across teams.
  • Ability to analyze complex programs, documents, and government code, and provide clear and concise written communication.

Telework Information: We offer a hybrid approach including in-office and remote work solutions with staff working on-site at our Headquarters in West Sacramento 2-3 days per week.
Does this exciting opportunity seem right for you? If so, please see the Application Instructions section below and apply now.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.
Working Conditions
All staff of CalSTRS are employees of the State of California and subject to California employment taxes and withholdings. Upon appointment, staff are required to provide a current California address to CalSTRS Human Resources to be used as a remote work location.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for visa sponsorship by the start date of employment with CalSTRS.

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Position: Attorney III
Organization: CalSTRS
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $10,536 - $13,526 per Month
Posting Start Date: 7/26/2023
Date Posted: 7/27/2023

Special Requirements
This position requires a current Attorney III Exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here  to gain list eligibility.

*Please Note: This position requires an Active membership in the California State Bar.
Background Investigation

Prior to employment with CalSTRS, a background investigation (BI) will be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement and fingerprinting through the Department of Justice. The BI will check criminal and civil records and, if applicable, verify education and check driving records.

CalSTRS Disclosure Requirements 

This position may be subject to disclosure and disqualification requirements concerning economic conflict of interest in government work, including the Conflict of Interest Code
 that applies to CalSTRS team members and the Political Reform Act, which require disclosure of certain investment information and use of a designated trading platform for securities transactions, as well as filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700).

Status: This listing expires on: 9/25/2023
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West Sacramento,  CA 95851
United States
916 414 4990