Los Angeles, California

Posted Date

November 13, 2023

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

We are seeking an attorney to join the Land Use and Conservation Section to work on matters of critical importance to the State.

As an attorney in the section, you will be involved in:

  • enforcing state housing laws.
  • ensuring public access to California’s waterways, mountains, and open space through litigation and client advice.
  • helping to conserve and expand state parks and other public lands for recreation and ecological protection.
  • protecting against wildfire risk.

The section’s attorneys are experienced in laws pertaining to environmental land use and natural resource regulation (including CEQA), real property, the public trust doctrine, oil and gas development, housing, and administrative procedure.

The section represents a variety of agencies including the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the State Lands Commission, the Delta Stewardship Council, the High-Speed Rail Authority, California’s land conservancies, the California Coastal Commission, and the Department of Conservation.

If hired, you will litigate all phases of cases in California and federal courts and will render legal advice on an ongoing basis to all clients and to the Attorney General.

This position allows for a hybrid work schedule.


Required Qualifications:

  • Active membership in The California State Bar
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an attorney

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Civil litigation experience
  • Research and writing skills
  • Background in public land matters, housing law, or environment law

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online at the following link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=401572

The following items are required to be submitted with your application:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample, consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief