Job Posting: Criminal Law Team Leader

CA Law Revision Commission

Criminal Law Team Leader

$10,173.00 - $13,062.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Criminal Law Team will provide staff support to the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code. The Criminal Law Team Leader will conduct the more difficult studies assigned to that team, as well as leading the team's overall efforts.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.  The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests.  The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year.  Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Criminal Law Team Leader
$10,173.00 - $13,062.00 A
$10,173.00 - $13,062.00 L
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code is a new state body that will be formed on January 1, 2020. The Committee will study the Penal Code and recommend statutory reforms to achieve the following objectives:

(1) Simplify and rationalize the substance of criminal law.
(2) Simplify and rationalize criminal procedures.
(3) Establish alternatives to incarceration that will aid in the rehabilitation of offenders.
(4) Improve the system of parole and probation.

The Committee will be a multi-member body that will conduct all of its work in public meetings. The Committee’s legal staff will provide support for that work, conducting legal research and analysis as directed, participating in the Committee’s meetings, and supporting the legislative process when bills are introduced to implement the Committee’s recommendations.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Applicants must have demonstrated experience with criminal law. Policy-making experience desired. In addition to the application, please provide a cover letter, resumeprofessional references, an informal law school transcript, and a writing sample (with a description of any third-party editing of the sample).

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of the relevant transcript. An unofficial transcript may be submitted as part of the application package, but an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Law Revision Commission
Attn: Brian Hebert
c/o UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California Law Revision Commission - Brian Hebert
448 La Rue Rd
TB-31 Walnut Cottage
Davis, CA 95616-5219
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    REQUIRED – Statement of Qualifications. Please see the Statement of Qualifications section on the job advertisement for details and instructions.

  • Other - REQUIRED - WRITING SAMPLE (with a description of any third-party editing of the sample).
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Debora Larrabee
(530) 752-3620

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Main Line
(916) 376-5127
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application. The SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position. The SOQ must be no more than two pages in length. Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored.

The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications. SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered. All information in the statement is subject to verification.

In your SOQ, please describe your experience or education with the following matters:

1. Substantive and procedural criminal law in California or other jurisdictions (please specify the jurisdictions).
2. Policy-making, statute drafting, and the legislative process (particularly in California).
3. Researching and analyzing complex legal or policy matters.
4. Presenting complex legal or policy information orally.
5. Presenting complex legal or policy information in writing.
6. Managing and leading complex projects.
7. Working in a position that requires integrity, tact, and good judgment.

Reporting Location

DAVIS, CA 95616-5219

Please specify RPA#17626-CLRC and JC-178668 on your state application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail