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Job Posting: Victim Advocate (AGPA)
Department of Justice


Victim Advocate (AGPA)
$5,149.00 – $6,446.00 per Month
Final Filing Date:
Job Description and Duties
Are you looking for an exciting career where you can make a difference? This is youropportunity to assist victims of crime in the state of California as a victim advocate. Underthe general direction of the Victims’ Services Unit (VSU) manager, the AssociateGovernmental Program Analyst (Victim Advocate) will work with the VSU team to achieveits mission of helping victims of crime through a statewide victim assistance program thatprovides support, information and assistance at every stage of the criminal process. Travelthroughout California is required. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing advocacyto all victims statewide and out-of-state in cases which the Office of the Attorney General isprosecuting. Provide crisis intervention, encourage victim/witness cooperation in thecriminal justice process, facilitate and coordinate meetings between victims and/or theirfamily member(s) with DOJ personnel. Provide accompaniment and support in courtproceedings and during investigative interviews throughout California in the county wherethe prosecution is taking place. Respond to inquiries received on a toll-free phone line andpublic email system; provide support to crime victims and/or survivors on various issuesincluding non-capital and capital “death penalty” cases; attend various court proceedingsand death penalty executions. Assist with data collection, writing reports and monitoring thebudget for a federal grant related to victim services; attend victim-related events, trainings(in-state and out-of-state), meetings, seminars and conferences; and participate in outreachactivities. Provide training to Attorney General’s Office, county agencies, communityorganizations, and other groups to explain the objectives of the unit. Other duties include,develop training programs, presentations, resource materials, manuals, brochures, andpolicies and procedures to improve services provided to crime victims. Provide response toinquiries from all levels of departmental staff, local law enforcement agencies, DistrictAttorney staff, county and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and the publicconcerning crime victim issues; and assist in the recruitment, hiring, and training ofvolunteers and interns.
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Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements inthe Class Specification.
Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist
Position Details
Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Victim Advocate (AGPA)
$5,149.00 – $6,446.00

of Positions:

Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term – Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Work Week:
Monday – Friday
Department Information
This position is located in the Divisionof Criminal Law, Victims’ Services Unit.
This is a 12-month limited termposition, but may be extended to amaximum of 24 months and/or maybecome a permanent position basedupon operational needs.
Please disregard the SROA/Surpluslanguage below, as the Department ofJustice requires applicants to submittheir SROA/Surplus Letter if that is thebasis of their eligibility.
For more information about thedepartment please visit the AttorneyGeneral’s website at
Special Requirements
A fingerprint check will be required.
Clearly indicate the Job Control (JC-222366) and the title of this position in the”Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section.
Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gainemployment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process isdescribed at
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Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by theFinal Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as theQuick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates forthe purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date:
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible forreinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROAand/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surpluscandidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered inthe event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to moveforward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated inthe Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting.Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copyof the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically,a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listedbelow:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Department of Justice
Jennifer Nuesca (222366)
Office of the Attorney General/Criminal Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Department of Justice
Jennifer Nuesca (222366)
Office of the Attorney General/Criminal Law Division
1300 I Street, 10th Floor

08:00 AM

05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
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The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who donot submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678(when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Applicationthrough your Applicant Account at All Experience andEducation relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the ClassificationSpecification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the MinimumQualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications –
The Statement is a narrative discussion of how youreducation, training, experience and skills meet the minimum and desirablequalifications and qualify you for the position. The Statement of Qualifications servesas a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely inwriting, it should be typed and no more than two pages in length.
Other –
Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice RecruitmentSurvey:
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process mustrequest the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The requestshould be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regardingreasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Desirable Qualifications
In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality andbreadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitivelyevaluating each candidate:
Knowledge of criminal court procedures and appeals is highly recommended. Ability tomaintain confidentiality of all information entrusted to this position. Excellent communicationskills via orally, in writing, and public speaking. Exercise a high degree of diplomacy, tact,professionalism, initiative, and independence. Ability to work effectively and comfortablywith staff at all levels and diverse group of individuals. Excellent attendance andpunctuality.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others and possess strongorganizational skills and attention to detail in order to meet deadlines while managingmultiple assignments. Candidate must be able to assess situations, calls, emails and usesound judgement to ensure victims are provided with appropriate resources andinformation. Independently research, perform analysis, identify issues, and prepareresponses and reports accordingly.
Ability to create training materials, customized presentations, publications, articles, etc. asneeded for the unit. Initiate, identify, develop, recommend changes, and/or present ideasand comprehensive plans that promote innovative solutions to meet the needs of victimsand victims of underserved communities.
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Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for theState of California –
General State Employment Benefits and Protections
Click here
to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to Stateemployees.
Contact Information
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position orapplication process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
Teresa Low
(916) 210-7302
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at thetime the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regardingReasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to theDepartment’s EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is aTelecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped witha TTY Device.
Additional Information
Personal Leave Program (PLP):
Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions inexchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hoursearned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More informationregarding PLP can be found here –
Additional Information on Application Filing:
Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is noguarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filingdate. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after thefinal filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timelydelivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery,
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parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof ofdelivery prior to the final filing date.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry,color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave,gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medicalcondition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed,sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), andsexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicantfor state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective becausethe use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing CivilService, and the special trust placed in public servants.