Learn How to Become a Cal/OSHA Attorney

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Seeking Attorneys

California is a leader in occupational safety and health and has the largest state OSHA plan nationwide. Cal/OSHA's Legal Unit is currently hiring attorney IIIs statewide. Attorneys in the legal unit perform a variety of work, including administrative litigation, drafting and analyzing proposed legislation and occupational safety and health standards under Title 8, and advising Cal/OSHA staff at all levels on all legal matters. The work is varied, interesting, and fast-paced. Working together as a team, the Legal unit helps prevent future violations of occupational health and safety standards through rulemaking, outreach, enforcement, and litigation.

Learn more about Cal/OSHA's mission to improve the health and safety of working people in California and the safety of passengers riding in elevators, amusement rides, and tramways on the Cal/OSHA webpage.

More information about how to become an Attorney at Cal/OSHA, is provided in the specific job postings. ¬†Click on the links below to see  the current attorney job postings.

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Cal/OSHA provides high quality on the job training, including specific training for new attorneys. The legal unit offers hybrid telework schedules for attorneys and as an employee of the State of California, you will also receive generous benefits, including retirement and health, dental, and vision insurance. Cal/OSHA prides itself in being able to provide its staff with public transit discounts and unbeatable work-life balance.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications, possess strong analytical and communication skills, be able to prioritize tasks and meet multiple demands and deadlines. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

To see a full list of benefits visit the Cal/HR benefits page.

Contact Mary Ann David at mdavid@dir.ca.gov or (510) 286-7348.

August 2023