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Job line: 916-556-0297

Attorney III - Litigation Emphasis - Internal Only (Current RT Employees)

Posting Date: August 31, 2017
Filing Deadline: September 14, 2017
Salary: $107,784 - $150,864 annually
Location: Sacramento, CA

Brief Description


The purpose of this position is to provide legal advice, support, and representation for the District in litigation and other legal matters as assigned by the Chief Legal Counsel. Upon hire, the incumbent will focus primarily on litigation responsibilities related to the defense of claims under the Government Torts Claim Act, as well as the mediation, arbitration and litigation of other legal matters.

Essential Functions

Handles complex litigation and transactional matters, which may include tort liability, insurance, procurement, contract, environmental, permit, real property, development, transit, civil rights, labor, personnel, pension, funding, and administrative law issues. In relationship to litigation assignments, incumbents may evaluate liability; collect and prepare evidence; interview and prepare witnesses; prepare pleadings; conduct and respond to discovery; monitor and direct outside legal counsel; and represent the District in court, mediation/arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Review, revise and prepare District policies, issue papers, resolutions and ordinances; assist in preparation of draft legislation. Identify legal issues; conduct legal research; analyze legal issues; discuss issues with supervisor; prepare memorandum and opinions on complex legal issues; monitor and provide advice on new legal developments related to new cases, laws, and regulations affecting the District. Prepare responses to staff inquiries; work with staff to obtain factual background; conduct and analyze legal research; draft written responses with legal conclusions; advise staff; conduct appropriate follow-up to ensure resolution; interpret existing District agreements and advise management and staff of interpretation; and advise staff, management and Board regarding legal issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an accredited school of law. Substitution of experience for the required education is not accepted.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney, preferably practicing public agency law and/or civil litigation, OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an Attorney II with Sacramento Regional Transit District.

Licenses: Current membership in the California State Bar is required. California State Bar License number and related information must be included in the “Licenses and Certifications” section of the employment application.

Proof of required education such as college transcripts or diplomas, and California State Bar License number and related information must be submitted at the time of application.


The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application supplemental questionnaire proof of education and California State Bar License number and related information, as outlined above, are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at

Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, proof of education and California State Bar License number and related information, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department not later than Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. RT does not accept e-mail applications, on-line applications, or late applications regardless of postmark. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

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