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Attorney IV, Legal Ethics & Accountability Attorney
Job Description and Duties:

The CalSTRS Office of the General Counsel is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Attorney IV on the Office of Legal Ethics & Accountability Team.

The Office of the General Counsel is comprised of multiple highly visible and complex business areas: Office of Legal Ethics & Accountability (OLEA), Enterprise Information Management & Legal Operations, Information Security Office, Legal Services, Investment Counsel, and Litigation Services.

The Office of Legal Ethics & Accountability (OLEA) monitors and maintains compliance functions at CalSTRS in accordance with applicable laws and policies. OLEA ensures organization compliance with the Political Reform Act of 1974 and other compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, Form 700, Form 600-H, Form 600-J and State-mandated Ethics Training. In addition, OLEA coordinates and responds to Public Records Act requests, Information Practices Act requests, Citizen Complaint Act requests and subpoenas with the assistance of associated business area(s). OLEA reviews, investigates, assists, and responds to Ethics Hotline reports and provides general guidance to the CalSTRS Board and staff members in an effort to avoid any actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.    

Under general direction of the General Counsel, the Legal Ethics & Accountability Attorney IV, is the subject-matter expert and has the autonomy to consult with and advise internal and external stakeholders and business partners with broad discretion concerning the more complex laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines associated with ethics and compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of staff and management.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities, effectively manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines within challenging and strict time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems, draw sound conclusions, and make clear and concise recommendations
  • Exhibits professional demeanor, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations
  • Ability to be a positive team player who represents CalSTRS core values
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and a high degree of integrity
Every 12 months, based on performance evaluation, employees may receive a 5% salary increase until they reach the maximum salary for the position.
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 days per week. 
Does this exciting opportunity seem right for you? If so, 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 IV, Legal Ethics & Accountability Attorney
Organization: CalSTRS
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $11,644 to $14,954 per month
Posting Start Date: 7/26/2023
Date Posted: 7/27/2023
Special Requirements:
This position requires a current Attorney IV 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