The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Assistant General Counsel. This position Provides legal analysis, advice and counsel, and representation to executives, administrators, and staff regarding a wide array of legal matters arising from operational issues, practices, decisions, and transactions related to the District and its programs and activities.
MONTHLY SALARY: $10,479 - $12,982*
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position
Provides legal analysis, advice and counsel, and representation in a wide variety of operational areas including:
Academic affairs including intellectual property, academic freedom, and tenure;
Student affairs including student organizations, student discipline, and athletics;
College and District governance including powers, authority, functions, jurisdiction, and rules and regulations;
Financial management including finance, bond financing, non-profit law, and fundraising;
Business management including contracts and purchasing, construction, real estate, land use and leases, joint ventures and commercial collaborations, risk management, and insurance; and
Human resources management including employment, labor relations, discrimination, discipline, and compliance.
Conducts complex legal research and investigation of claims and defenses and provides written findings, opinions, recommendations, and memoranda.
Proactively identifies legal risk to the District to protect the organization from undue legal exposure, liability, and financial loss.
Develops, assesses, and communicates alternative legal strategies to District administrators to facilitate informed decision-making and to anticipate and manage legal risks.
Provides preventive legal services and counsel to District officials so that all activities comply with applicable laws and District policies.
Negotiates routine to complex contracts, agreements, and settlements on behalf of the District which are consistent with District interests, law, and relevant rules of professional responsibility.
Composes legal documents such as legal memos, briefs, pleadings, filings, contracts, and agreements.
Reviews and responds to correspondence and demands from regulatory and legislative bodies, courts, and outside law firms.
Represents the District at judicial and administrative proceedings such as court appearances, appeal hearings, arbitrations, negotiating sessions, and grievance hearings.
Coordinates work performed by outside counsel by assisting with case evaluation, producing requested documents and witnesses, and participating in the development of strategies and arguments in preparation for case presentation.
Coordinates and provides in-service training on legal matters for the purpose of keeping administrators and staff informed of the latest changes in the law and policy and to prevent errors in their application.
Assists policy makers by drafting new and amended policies, regulations, and procedures for the purpose of ensuring legal format, intent, and compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Provides work direction to professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to the Office of General Counsel
Provides oversight for completing and filing reports for federal and/or state regulatory agencies in a timely manner.
Participates in the management of legal records and documents; responds to public records requests.
Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees and Board committees, as assigned, to provide legal analysis and advice on legal and procedural matters.
Represents the Office of General Counsel at meetings, workshops, and seminars relating to school legal services.
Performs related duties as assigned.
A current vacancy exists at the District Office, 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College
- Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
- A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
- 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
- At least 15 paid holidays per year.
- Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
- Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
- Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contribution rate is 6 percent. The District also contributes to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
- Employee Assistance Program
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:
Education and Experience:
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association school of law; and
License to practice law in the State of California; and
Membership in good standing with the California Bar Association; and
Three years of experience in the practice of law.
Experience in educational and/or public sector law is highly desirable.
Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment with the Los Angeles Community College District.
Possession of a Class C California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.
For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.
HOW TO APPLY
Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM