San Diego, Sacramento, or Oakland, California

Posted Date

May 24, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

We are hiring multiple Deputy Attorneys General in our Native American and Tribal Affairs section. Positions may be filled in San Diego, Sacramento, or Oakland.

The Native American and Tribal Affairs (NATA) section provides legal representation and advice in litigation, administrative, transactional, tribal-state compact, and other matters involving Native American law and state and federal gambling laws. This includes consulting with the Attorney General, other Department of Justice sections, and other federal, state, and local agencies. NATA’s principal clients are the Governor, the Bureau of Gambling Control, the California Gambling Control Commission, and the Native American Heritage Commission. The section’s matters involve important state policy issues and are of particular interest to the affected communities, news media, and the Governor’s office.

Deputies in NATA work on a broad range of significant legal matters for the Attorney General and its client agencies involving Indian law and/or gambling law, including negotiations for tribal-state class III gaming compacts, state-regulated gambling in non-tribal gambling establishments, civil and criminal jurisdiction on tribal lands, tribal cultural resource protection, civil litigation, government-to-government consultation, and the legal relationships between Native American organizations and the State. NATA Deputies must be able to handle sensitive matters, employ excellent research and writing skills, and possess the ability to negotiate in a challenging environment.

Salary Ranges (Monthly):

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Background in litigation
  • Strong analytical, research, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively
  • It is desirable, but not expected, for candidates to have a background in Native American law or state and federal gambling laws

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be an active member of the California State Bar

Application Process

Please submit an application on CalCareers (link below) by 5/31/2024 at 11:59pm Pacific.

Your application package must include:

  • State employment application form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Writing sample consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion or appellate brief preferably written in the past year.