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Deputy General Counsel - Labor, Employment & Benefits at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Requisition Number 20130188 Working Title Deputy General Counsel - Labor, Employment & Benefits Appointment Type Staff - Career Personnel Program SMG Work Hours 8am to 5pm Percentage of Time 100 Organizational Area Office of General Counsel Location: Oakland, CA If Other: Posting Salary $210,000 (25th percentile) to $273,000 (75th percentile) Salary commensurate with experience Position Summary Reporting to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel is at the second highest level in the University's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and is a member of the General Counsel's Systemwide Leadership Team. The incumbent provides strategic input and/or operational oversight on administrative and management initiatives within OGC. Advises on highly complex legal disputes or other legal issues involving the University; leads administrative and/or management initiatives within OGC; advises and renders opinions to The Regents and senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; and works with representatives of the campuses on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. The Deputy General Counsel will have primary oversight responsibility for the Labor, Employment & Benefits division, encompassing a broad range of subject matter, including employment law, grievance representation, labor law, benefits, and other disciplines as assigned. The Deputy General Counsel will oversee multiple senior incumbent attorneys. In addition, the incumbent will manage the work of outside counsel. Keeps informed on case law developments affecting the overall operation of the University or areas of legal specialty. Demonstrates a proactive approach to establishing effective relationships with key internal (local and System-wide) and external constituencies; understands the diverse needs and agendas of various stakeholder groups; creates and fosters an environment that ensures collegiality and information sharing, while recognizing the need for timely decision making. Effectively communicates with administrators, students, faculty and staff. Provides an environment of individual growth and career development, recognizing and utilizing skills of others through clear, specific and timely performance feedback; recruits, mentors and retains talented managers and employees; provides effective coaching, delegates effectively and rewards superior performance. Accountability and Governance: Demonstrates execution of goals and objectives that support the overall success of the strategic objectives of the organization, both locally and System-wide. These goals and objectives will include compliance with applicable regulatory and University requirements. Adheres to University principles of transparency and openness in working with all constituents. Inspires and develops creative and innovative approaches to addressing challenges and problems. Seeks to determine whether programs and activities add value to the work of the University. Drives change initiatives by defining measureable outcomes, energizing others at all levels and ensuring continuing commitment when faced with new initiatives; confronts and works through concerns of various stakeholders. Develops strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and efficient stewardship of University resources (operational, financial, and human), in a manner consistent with System-wide objectives and initiatives. Demonstrates an active and engaged commitment to diversity. Works to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or stats as a covered veteran in the University. Ensures equal opportunity in search and recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees, supplemental outreach efforts, etc. Promotes equity in advancements by describing review process for new staff and administrators, encouraging participation in career advising or mentoring programs, etc. Understands that UC is a large, complex organization with many internal and external clients. Carries out UC's organizational philosophy to provide the best possible services in support of its mission; teaching, research and public service. Determines whether a program or activity impedes or advances the University's goals. Understands that safety and environmental issues are essential elements of ensuring the continued success of UC and its employees. Maintains a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace. Practices OGC's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team. Qualification and Experience: JD from an accredited law school and a member, in good standing, of the California Bar Association. Typically requires 15 or more years of complex, high level practice experience in employment and labor law, to include some experience overseeing and managing attorneys. Experience in major law firm and/or in-house experience with a highly complex legal department. Strong fiscal and human resources skills to optimize the staffing and resources within OGC. Demonstrated experience in change-oriented operational management and people leadership with the capacity to lead and motivate a professional team to meet high client service expectations in an extremely visible organization. Ability to identify and develop the talents in others. Possess high integrity, demonstrated by the ability to make and communicate hard decisions; demonstrated credibility to win support for those decisions. Ability to lead by influence and consensus. Judgment, tact and diplomacy to partner with senior teams to help them achieve their strategic objectives. Outstanding interpersonal skills to interact effectively and develop and maintain productive working relationships with an array of diverse interests, individuals, and constituencies. Outstanding customer service skills. Outstanding verbal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively during interactions and utilize active listening skills. Outstanding written skills as defined by the ability to compose a variety of concise, informative written materials appropriate to a particular audience. Exceptional ability to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs. Ability to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties. Demonstrated ability to act as a team player in all circumstances, as defined by contributing to the successful outcome of initiatives, accountabilities, and operations of others. Demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in a University setting. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to sensitive issues and information and exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive or potentially sensitive topics. UC experience is preferred

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Requisition Number: 20130188
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Job Close Date 05-21-2013
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University of California Office of the President
Human Resources
University of California Office of the President
United States 94607
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