Learn How to Become a Cal/OSHA Attorney

Seeking Qualified Attorneys Statewide

In order to meet the needs of the largest state OSHA plan nationwide, Cal/OSHA's Legal Unit is expanding. We are currently hiring Attorneys at various levels who will perform professional-level work, including administrative litigation, drafting and analyzing proposed legislation, drafting 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, fast-paced, and helps our agency deter 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 men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding in elevators, amusement rides, and tramways on our Cal/OSHA webpage. Learn more about the Legal Unit and Bureau of Investigation.

More information about how to become an Attorney at Cal/OSHA, is provided in the specific job posting.

See the current attorney job postings below.

Attorney III job postings

Applications due June 11, 2021

Attorney IV job postings

Applications due June 4, 2021

Take an Attorney Exam to become reachable for a job opportunity by following the links below:


Cal/OSHA provides high quality on the job training to help you advance your career. As an employee of the State of California, you will 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.

Additional information about benefits.

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.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

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

May 2021