Deputy General Counsel in West Sacramento, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 1/12/2021

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Job Description

JobID: 381980

Johnson Service Group is looking for a Deputy General Counsel.  Under general direction from the General Counsel, provides support for the legal department, provides guidance and support to Client’s members and leadership, provides corporate support for other departments within Company, works with and supervises the Human Resources division, and coordinates assigned activities with other Association divisions and departments and outside agencies.


    • Assists with providing legal advice and counsel on Association business and contractual matters.
    • Assists with preparation of legal documents and reviews and revises contracts.
    • Assists with providing litigation support and management and compliance with corporate formalities and Association obligations.
    • Assists with providing counsel and support on compliance matters to ensure regulatory requirements, statutes, rules and regulations impacting Client are followed
    • Supervises the Human Resources department.
    • Interprets the impact of court decisions, legislation and proposed legislation, regulations, on Client members and provides guidance and written materials on potential impacts and implementation.
    • Assists with providing legal support to all Client departments and related entities, including reviewing proposed sample board policies and administrative regulations developed by the Policy Services Department.
    • Assists General Counsel in advising Client management and leadership on non-profit corporation issues.
    • Remains current on developing issues and changes in rules or law to inform and help Client members on potential impacts and implementation.
    • Conducts legal research, prepares documents, and advises the General Counsel, Client staff and leadership.
    • Develops materials for publications and presentations regarding legal issues to Client members and others.
    • Responds to requests for information and questions on legal issues from Client board members and other Client employees.
    • Reads and demonstrates an understanding and adherence to Client values, policies, and practices.
    • Demonstrates respect, honesty, and professionalism.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Plan, organize, administer, coordinate, review, evaluate and personally participate in a comprehensive media relations and public information program.
    • Respond to inquiries and complaints from the media, members, or regulatory agencies.
    • Effectively convey information to all levels of management, leadership, and public audiences.
    • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
    • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.
    • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective staff reports.


    • Knowledge of Principles, practices, and trends in public, elementary, and secondary education.
    • California Education law, labor and employment law within the public and private sector.
    • Non-profit corporation and California pension law is preferred.
    • Contracts and contract negotiation.
    • Legal principles and procedures, including civil and administrative laws and procedures.
    • Federal, State, and local trial and appeal procedures and methods of case preparation and presentation.
    • Techniques for effectively representing the Association in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Association staff.
    • Ability to recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.
    • Able to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external customers.
    • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations.
    • Effectively represent the division and the Association in meeting with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.
    • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
    • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
    • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
    • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
    • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing duties and responsibilities.


    • Juris Doctorate degree; qualified to practice law in California and its Federal District Courts.
    • Seven (7) to Ten (10) years of legal experience, including experience working in education law and labor and employment law, or a combination of practicing education law that includes direct experience in the area(s) of labor and employment.
    • Experience in nonprofit law and litigation is preferred.
    • Possession of, or ability to, obtain a valid California Driver’s license by time of appointment.
    • Active member in good standing with the State Bar of California.


    • Employee works in a primarily sedentary office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances
    • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines, instructions, and policies
    • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone; must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed in the execution of duties.
    • Must be able to sit at computer for long periods of time and have the dexterity to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and operate standard office equipment.
    • Employee must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds, hand truck available to assist.
    • Must be able to travel overnight on occasion throughout the state of California.
    • Must have the dexterity and mobility to facilitate or present information to a group, access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and operate standard facilitation equipment.
    • Must be able to work in a non-office, virtual environment.

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