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13 Mar 2023

Full-Time Attorney III – Posted by West Sacramento, California, United States

Job Description

The CalSTRS Office of the General Counsel is seeking a motivated individual to work as an Attorney III on the Litigation Services team.

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: 

  1. Demonstrated experience or ability to handle multiple assignments and work effectively under pressure.
  2. Strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities, effectively manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines within challenging and strict time constraints.
  3. Ability to apply excellent time management skills used for efficient completion of projects; prioritize competing assignments; and meet deadlines.
  4. 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.
  5. Exhibits professional demeanor, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations.
  6. Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork, and pride.
  7. Ability to work effectively as a team player and work collaboratively across teams.
  8. 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 opportunity seem right for you? If so, see the Application Instructions section below and apply now.

How to Apply

Link to Apply:    

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: 3/19/2023

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:
State Teachers' Retirement System
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 15275, MS 31
SacramentoCA 95851-0275

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
State Teachers' Retirement System
CalSTRS, Attn: Recruitment
100 Waterfront Place
West SacramentoCA 95605
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.
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.    

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 47 days.

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