Resume should include ALL of the following: accommodation may call: (213)738-2057 (ADA
• Names of schools, colleges or universities
attended, dates attended, degrees earned and
field(s) of study. Please enclose verification of
Coordinator – Voice); (800) 899-4099 (TTY); (800)
897-0077 (TTY); (800) 735-2922 (CRS).
Any applicant for County employment who has been
THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
degree(s), licenses and certificates together with
convicted of workers’ compensation fraud is
automatically barred from employment with the County
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
of Los Angeles (County Code Section 5.12.110).
• For organizations and programs managed, the
name of each employer, job title, size of
organization’s budget, number and composition EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY Invites resumes from qualified candidates for:
of personnel supervised, scope of management INFORMATION
responsibilities, functions managed, dates of Final appointment is contingent upon verification of
employment, and current salary. U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United
States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired
Information required to determine if candidate meets the
Minimum Requirements and Desirable Qualifications
after November 6, 1986, are required to present
original documents to the County, within three (3)
CHILDREN'S SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT (CSIU)
sections of this recruitment announcement. business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof
of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.
(UNCLASSIFIED AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT)
Pursuant to State and federal requirements, we are
requesting that you voluntarily provide the following SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OF 2004
information: (1) your race/ethnicity and (2) your gender. Section 419(c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social
This information should be on a separate piece of paper, Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and
attached to your resume. This page will be removed local government employers to disclose the effect of
from your resume when it is received and kept the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government
confidential and utilized solely for required statistical Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or
purposes. after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social
Please submit statement of interest and resume to: Security. The County of Los Angeles does not
participate in the Social Security System. All newly
LAZARO GONZALEZ hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a
Department of Human Resources statement (Form SSA-1945) prior to the start of
EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT employment indicating that they are aware of a
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration possible reduction in their future Social Security
500 West Temple Street, Room 555 benefit entitlement. For more information on Social
Los Angeles, CA 90012 Security and about each provision, you may visit the
website www.socialsecurity.gov, or call toll free (800)
Phone: (213) 974-2786 772-1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing
Fax: (213) 613-4773 may call the TTY number (800) 325-0778 or contact a
E-mail: email@example.com local Social Security office.
DATE POSTED: June 1, 2009 This announcement may also be downloaded from the
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES website at:
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CHILD SUPPORT
http://dhr.lacounty.info Filing period: June 1, 2009 – July 1, 2009
COMPLIANCE PROGRAM The County of Los Angeles is an
In an effort to improve compliance with court-ordered Active Equal Opportunity Employer
child, family and spousal support obligations, certain
employment and identification information (i.e., name, Annual Salary: $153,601 - $232,488
address, Social Security number and date of hire) are
regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires,
which may assist in locating persons who owe these
obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
under certain circumstances, for additional
employment and identifying information to be
requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from
GLORIA MOLINA FIRST DISTRICT
employment based on this information. MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS SECOND DISTRICT
ZEV YAROSLAVSKY THIRD DISTRICT
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide DON KNABE FOURTH DISTRICT
equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH FIFTH DISTRICT
regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age,
sexual orientation or disability. Pursuant to the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with
disabilities who believe they need reasonable
The CSIU will work collaboratively with the Director of MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BENEFITS
The County of Los Angeles DCFS, County Counsel, Chief Executive Office and License: Active membership – State Bar of California. The Lead Attorney, CSIU, position is unclassified
The County of Los Angeles, with a population of more other County departments which will have the service, at-will and serves at the pleasure of the Board of
than 10 million people, has more residents than any opportunity to comment and provide responses to any TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Supervisors. The County of Los Angeles provides an
county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 findings or recommendations to be included in reports to excellent benefit package that allows employees to
cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world- Seven years of progressively responsible experience
the Board of Supervisors. In addition, CSIU will work handling highly difficult and complex legal matters which choose benefits that meet their specific needs.
renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion with the Executive Officer of the Board to facilitate the
picture industry, major universities and numerous five- require a high degree of initiative, skill and specialized
communication of recommendations relative to other knowledge. Retirement Plan – The successful candidate may
star restaurants. The mountains, deserts and the County departments and contract and community choose either a contributory or non-contributory defined
beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s agencies. benefit plan. It should be noted that County employees
finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close. LICENSE: (1) A valid California Class C Driver License
or the ability to utilize an alternative method of DO NOT pay into Social Security, but do pay the
In order to aid in communication and the flow/access of transportation when needed to carry out job-related Medicare Hospital Insurance Tax (HIT) portion of Social
The County is governed by a five-member Board of information, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Security at a rate of 1.45%.
Supervisors who are elected on a non-partisan basis essential functions.
between CSIU, DCFS and other County departments will
and serve four-year terms. As the governing body, the be executed to strengthen the working relationship and MegaFlex Plan – Benefits may be purchased from the
Board of Supervisors serves as both the executive and (2) License: Admission to practice law in the State of
collaboration during investigations. California. MegaFlex Cafeteria Benefit Plan using a tax-free County
legislative authority of the largest and most complex contribution of an additional 14.5% to 17% of the
county government in the United States. A change in the THE POSITION employee’s monthly salary. Any portion of the County
governing structure of the County has all Department DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
The Lead Attorney, CSIU, position is unclassified service Candidate should possess the following: contribution not used to purchase benefits is given to the
Heads reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. employee as taxable income. Benefits available within
with the exception of elected officials (Assessor, District This unclassified position reports to the Executive Officer Demonstrated experience with child welfare issues. the MegaFlex Benefit Plan include medical, dental,
Attorney and Sheriff), the Fire Chief, the Auditor- of the Board of Supervisors, has immediate charge of disability, and life and AD&D insurances. (The
Controller, the County Counsel and the Executive Officer Experience in supervising and directing the work of
the CSIU and performs highly specialized legal work. MegaFlex Plan is not available to County employees
of the Board of Supervisors. The position is characterized by the responsibility for subordinate staff. who are currently in Flex.)
providing technical and administrative oversight and
The County has an annual budget in excess of $23 direction for the operation of the CSIU and for Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Non-Elective Days – 10 days per year with the option to
billion, and 39 major administrative units or departments performing legal work of a highly specialized, complex buy 1 to 20 elective annual leave days. Annual leave
serve the needs of the County’s population. The County foster care and Dependency Court systems.
and often sensitive nature. days can be used for vacation, sick or personal leave.
employs over 102,000 full-time personnel to serve its
Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing
diverse population. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Dependent Care and Health Care Reimbursement
reports and summaries in clear, concise, non-legal
• Serve as special counsel to the Board of Accounts are also available.
THE CHILDREN’S SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
The purpose of the Children’s Special Investigations Unit
• Direct the work of subordinate staff; Savings Plan (401k) – Optional tax-deferred income plan
(CSIU), as special counsel to the Board of Supervisors Demonstrated ability and experience in training
(Board), is to provide the Board an independent legal • Conduct independent legal reviews of cases referred that includes a County matching contribution up to 4% of
by members of the Board of Supervisors, the CEO, persons in the conduct of investigations. employee’s salary.
review of child deaths and serious incidents of child
abuse or neglect. The CSIU will also provide the Board, or the Director of DCFS;
on an attorney-client basis, recommendations to improve • Review existing investigations and processes Demonstrated ability and experience in working Deferred Compensation Plan (457) – Optional tax-
related to cases referred; deferred income plan that includes a County matching
the County’s delivery of services to children at risk of cooperatively with diverse communities and contribution up to 4% of employee’s salary.
abuse or neglect pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code • Prepare an account of fact/chronology/major
Section 300, and thereby improve the well-being of the milestones of the circumstances leading to death or interest groups.
serious injury in cases referred; Holidays – 11 paid days per year.
children in contact with County departments. The CSIU Demonstrated ability to independently supervise
will report directly to the Board of Supervisors. • Identify strengths and weaknesses of the system SELECTION PROCESS
and how the referred case was managed (i.e., what and direct the work of subordinate staff.
Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the
While all child deaths and critical incidents will continue worked/didn't work); basis of information submitted at the time of application
• Identify systemic issues which may have prevented Demonstrated professionalism in all aspects of
to be investigated by the Department of Children and to determine the level and scope of the candidate's
Family Services (DCFS), not all cases will be the death or serious injury; prior work and experience. preparation for this position. The resume should include
investigated by the CSIU. Rather, any Board member, • Review corrective action plans developed by any additional information which the candidate wishes
the CEO or the Director of DCFS may refer a case for agencies related to the death or serious injury; ANNUAL SALARY & BENEFITS considered. Only the most qualified candidates, as
CSIU investigation when the case implicates: • On an attorney-client basis, make recommendations determined by the screening process, will be invited to
to the Board of Supervisors designed to reduce the ANNUAL SALARY: $153,601 - $232,488 participate in the selection process. The names of the
• Major internal and external systemic issues; County's exposure to suit in similar cases; This position is unclassified service and serves at the most highly qualified candidates will be submitted to the
• A potential for significant litigation or media • Develop quarterly recommendations for countywide pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. This position is Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors.
policy and procedural changes designed to reduce subject to the provisions of the County’s Management
the likelihood of child injuries or death; Appraisal and Performance Plan (MAPP). The salary NOTE: An extensive background investigation will be
• Patterns of injury or death.
• Develop mechanisms to ensure recommendations range for this position is MAPP Range R-18. The completed on the candidate selected for this position.
are implemented within timeframes specified by the successful candidate may be appointed to any salary
Additionally, an emphasis will be placed on referring within the range, depending on qualifications.
CSIU; and FILING INSTRUCTIONS
cases with multiple agency involvement (DCFS,
• Prepare 30, 60, 90 and 120-day/final reports, as Qualified candidates are invited to submit a statement of
Probation, Department of Mental Health, Department of
attorney-client communications to the Board of interest and their resume detailing education completed,
Health Services, etc.) to CSIU for investigation.
Supervisors regarding the CSIU investigations of positions held, current salary, and special qualifications.