Salary

$62k - $83k Per Year

Job Type

full-time

Posted

13 days ago

Location

BAKERSFIELD, CA

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Fair Housing Litigator, the Staff Attorney is responsible for providing investigative, educational outreach and litigation support, within the framework of the Fair Housing Law Project. This is a professional staff position that is funded for a specific duration through a grant contract with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

Qualifications Good knowledge of the theory and practices of civil rights; good knowledge of techniques of data gathering, interpretation, interviewing and investigation; good knowledge of pertinent regulations relating to fair housing laws; ability to gather and analyze facts objectively, draw logical conclusions and propose practical solutions to problems; ability to operate a computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks including software programs such as Microsoft Word, Essential Forms, WestLaw, Internet Explorer, case management systems, etc; ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; ability to interpret and apply pertinent laws, contracts, rules, policies and procedures.

 

Commitment to GBLA’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detailed. Ability to assume responsibility quickly; Ability to work independently as well as support team efforts, and to strategize and plan so as to timely and consistently meet grant deliverables and reporting requirements. Must be able to interact with a wide arrange of the client population in a kind and appropriate manner.

Active membership in the State Bar of California or member of the Bar of another state and willing to take the California Bar at the next available opportunity or J.D degree from an accredited law school.