National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Attorney IV

Job Description and Duties

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this position. Applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. Please scroll down to special requirements to see details.

Telework Information: This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

The CalPERS Legal Office is currently seeking an Attorney IV to perform complex legal professional work. The Legal Office represents CalPERS in litigation and provides formal and informal legal advice regarding all legal issues at CalPERS, including the areas of benefit and membership entitlement, bankruptcy, health care, fiduciary matters, ethics, contracts, information technology, information security, public records, employment, operations, open meetings and investment-related matters.

The incumbent will perform duties including but not limited to:

  • Independently, with minimum supervision, prepares cases by identifying and interviewing witnesses; securing and evaluating evidence; preparing arguments and law and motion. Independently makes strategic decisions and substantive recommendations. Organizes case presentations and conducts trials.
  • Represents CalPERS in the initiation of and during difficult and complex administrative and court proceedings. Appears on behalf of CalPERS at administrative hearings and in court and before other administrative bodies.
  • Timely prepares agenda items for the administrative cases being heard by the Board of Administration (Board). Argues staff recommendations on administrative cases when heard on the record by the Board during Full Board Hearings. 
  • Monitors and oversees litigation in coordination with the Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel. Keeps clients informed of the status of all cases and confers with and advises clients of all substantive matters. Keeps the Assistant Chief Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel informed on the status of all significant cases. 
  • Reviews and prepares responses to discovery requests, subpoenas, information requests and Public Record Act requests. 
 Please review the duty statement for more details about this position.

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Final File Date is midnight 11/9/2023

Position: Attorney IV
Organization: California Public Employees Retirement System
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $11,644 - $14,954 per Month
Posting Start Date: 10/26/2023
Date Posted: 10/26/2023
Active membership in The California State Bar.
Six years of legal experience in the practice of law*, one year of which must have been at a level equivalent to an Attorney III or higher.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/25/2023
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California Public Employees Retirement System
400 Q Street, LPN

Sacramento,  CA 95747
United States
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