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Director, Office of Legal Affairs

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Posting:Director, Office of Legal AffairsWorking Conditions

  • This position may be eligible for telework. The amount of telework is at the discretion of the Department and based on Covered California's current telework policy.While Covered California supports telework, in-person attendance may be required based on operational needs.Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksite with minimal notification if an urgent need arises, as determined by the Department.
  • Employees are no longer required to submit Covered California's Self-Screening Questionnaire prior to coming onsite. Additionally, the State of California COVID-19 Testing Program requirements, along with COVID-19 vaccination verification are no longer needed. Covered California's COVID-19 Prevention Plan has been updated to incorporate the revised CDPH Public Health Officer Orders. Minimum Requirements This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below. Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time Department Information Covered California works to improve the health of all Californians by assuring their access to affordable, high-quality care. At Covered California, we recognize our employees are our most valuable asset. Our employees are the vital link that ensures that our vision, mission, and values are fully realized. We have a variety of career fields that help make a difference in the lives of Californians, and we're looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team! We offer an award-winning wellness program, inclusive and diverse atmosphere, employee recognition programs, on site fitness centers at our Sacramento and Service Center locations, and free parking at all of our locations! Life can change in an instant - so can your career! Learn more about why Covered California is an employer of choice on our website . Special Requirements The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications listed above and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed in 12-point Arial font, one-sided, single-spaced, on letter sized paper (8.5" x 11") with a 1" margin all around and no more than two pages in length. Any application received without an SOQ will not be considered; please note that a resume and/or cover letter will NOT be accepted in place of the SOQ. If you have any questions regarding the SOQ requirement, we encourage you to reach out to the executive recruiter directly: Abigail Da Silva, Executive Talent Acquisition Specialist, at (916) 531-3090 or via email at . 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: 11/29/2022 Who May Apply This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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 PackagesYou may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to: Covered California Attn: HRB-ERU 1601 Exposition Blvd Sacramento , CA 95815 Address for Drop-Off Application PackagesYou may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at: Covered California HRB-ERU 1601 Exposition Blvd Sacramento , CA 95815 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Required Application Package DocumentsThe 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 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 - Please attach your SOQ to your application. Applications received without a SOQ will not be considered. Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in place of a SOQ. Please see "Special Requirements" section for SOQ instructions.
    • Other - Cover Letter is optional. 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. Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
      • 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law with a specific focus on California and national health care laws, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
      • Personal leadership and management experience in a state or civil service environment, including leading a team of legal professionals and administering an annual operating budget.
      • Experience operating at an intellectually high level providing legal guidance and direction for a large, complex, organization and working cooperatively as a team member to support Executive staff in meeting the mission and goals of the organization.
      • Experience as legal advisor to top management, including evaluation, recommendation, and implementation of policies, procedures, guidelines, and recommendations in compliance with legislative, regulatory and industry requirements and corporate objectives.
      • Experience working with a Board or Commission, including open meeting laws. The State of California offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes Health, Vision, Dental, Retirement, and an array of other options. For more information on the benefits offered by the State of California, please click below: Background Check: All applicants shall be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to disclose criminal records. This position is identified as a Conflict of Interest (COI) Form 700 position. Government Code Section 19990 specifies a state officer or employee shall not engage in any employment, activity, or enterprise which is clearly inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to his or her duties as a state officer or employee. Government Code Section 100500 (f) (1) states, in pertinent part: "...staff of the Exchange shall not be employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with, or otherwise a representative of, a carrier or other insurer, and agent or broker, a health care provider, or a health care facility or health clinic while serving on the board or on the staff of the Covered California. A member of the board or of the staff of the Exchange shall not be a member, a board member, or an employee of a trade association of carriers, health facilities, health clinics, or health care providers while serving on the board or on the staff of the Exchange." Applicants who may fall under Government Code 100500 (f) (1) will be considered ineligible for appointment with the Exchange. Please read the Covered California Incompatible Activities Statement and Policy (CCAM 14-400). Please email any questions or concerns you may have prior to accepting a final offer of employment to Additional Application Instructions Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement. All information regarding your employment history must be included on the State Employment Application STD. 678. Applications that are submitted blank or with "see resume" in place of duties performed or applications received without the following information for each job entry will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted:
        • "To" and "from" dates (month/day/year)
        • Hours worked per week
        • Private sector job titles
        • Supervisor name and phone number
        • State employees must list the specific departments for which they worked and indicate the specific civil service classification titles held (not working titles). Transcripts: If you are meeting minimum qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcript for verification. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must include official verification of U.S equivalency prior to appointment by an organization found here. Personally Identifiable Information: Please do not include your Social Security Number, date of birth, veteran status, personal photos, LEAP information, or any other personally identifying information on any documents in your application package. If you have additional questions regarding this advertisement or are having issues applying through CalCareers, please contact Abigail Da Silva, Executive Talent Acquisition Specialist at (916) 531-3090 or via email at . Equal Opportunity EmployerThe 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.

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