The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 20, 2009
State is hiring ... to help with layoffs

DPA.gifThere's an opening at DPA:

... DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Chief Counsel and the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the incumbent is responsible for representing the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) and client agencies in defending legal actions challenging the lawfulness of layoffs, and other related litigation; participating in labor arbitration hearings pursuant to the existing Memoranda of Understanding ...

Of course if you're faced with being laid off, you have a leg up on transferring:

... WHO MAY APPLY: Surplus/SROA eligibles at the Legal Counsel, Staff Counsel, Labor Relations Counsel I, II, III, IV levels, and/or those who have eligibility for appointment or transfer to this level are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be considered for an interview.

You can see the job post here on the State Personnel Board's Web site.


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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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