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Subrogation Attorney IV

  • Location: Northern OR Southern California
  • Sector: Legal
  • Employment type: Permanent
  • Date posted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Closes: Sep 21, 2017
ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY LOOKING TO ADD MORE BALANCE INTO YOUR LIFE?

The State Fund Legal department has a vacancy for motivated Attorney to join an elite legal team. Under the direction and supervision of a Supervising Attorney or Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney IV will represent the State Fund in handling/litigating the more sensitive, difficult and complex workers’ compensation subrogation cases and assignments before the DWC (Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board), California Civil Courts, Federal Civil Courts and other administrative bodies. This position may advise any of State Fund’s Program Managers or Programs regarding a broad variety of subrogation related issues.

POSITION SUMMARY

As an Attorney IV, you will be expected to effectively work on legal matters of the more sensitive, difficult and complex legal cases, which consist of features including but not limited to the following:
  • Above average to high impact to the California business environment (employers, employees, the workers' compensation system)
  • Above average to high political and media impact, implications or sensitivity
  • Above average to high potential dollar amount of the transaction or risk
  • Handle the majority of individual cases with above average to high potential exposure to State Fund
  • Potential to appear in multiple (number and variety) of forums and jurisdictions
  • Participate on "project" type work where cases have been consolidated and coordination of multiple parties/issues is necessary
  • Precedent setting exposure where there is a possibility of above average to high impact on State Fund

REQUIRED AND DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Ten years of legal experience in the practice of law*, four years of which must have been at a level of responsibility equivalent to an Attorney III. (Applicants who have completed nine years and six months of the required total legal experience including three years and six months of the required legal experience comparable to the Attorney III class will be admitted into the examination but must complete the required ten years' total legal experience.) REQUIRED
 
* Experience in the practice of law or performing legal duties is defined as: (1) only that legal experience acquired after admission to any State Bar, or (2) experience as a judicial clerk for a federal court, California's state courts, or any other state's courts, to constitute experience in the practice of law. For an individual's judicial clerkship to qualify as experience in the practice of law or performing legal duties, the experience must have been gained after receipt of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree.
  • Civil Liability, 3rd Party Liability, Civil Liability, or Personal Injury legal practice experience HIGHLY DESIRED
  • The ability to effectively and competently represent State Fund and the State Departments under the Master Agreement consistent with the law and State Fund’s approved policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Experience in advising and counselling claims and internal business partners
  • Skilled at providing quality customer service in a timely manner
  • The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and deportment with the State Fund, its insureds, its clients, and the legal community
  • Must be able to comply with the Code of Conduct
  • The ability to maintain a safe working environment
  • The ability to defend State Fund against fraudulent activities
  • Experienced in maintaining good customer relationships with internal and external business partners and stakeholders
  • The ability to travel to multiple counties throughout the State of California is required
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
  • A current resume must be submitted
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SENT TO TALENTACQUISITION@SCIF.COM. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
 
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Salary Range: $8,872.00 - $12,560.00 / monthly depending on skills and experience
Job Posting: on www.jobs.ca.gov  - Attorney IV
Location: This position may be based in any of our Northern or Southern California State Fund Legal offices. - JC-77391

Working at State Fund offers EXCELLENT benefits including:
  • On-the-job training
  • Various health, dental and vision plans to choose from
  • Retirement plans
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Days
  • Personal Holidays
  • And more!!

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