Requisition Number: 03024347 Final Filing Date: 08-01-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: LEGAL SVC ADVISOR 2 Number of Positions: 2 Salary: $3,733.33 - $7,508.33/MO Appointment Type: Contract Appointment Description: 100% Fixed, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Three year contract from date of hire. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: SCHOOL OF LAW-DEANS OFFICE - 036000 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under general direction, work collaboratively with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic attorneys and staff to provide legal advice to noncitizens, including those in detention facilities. Support the federal class action litigation relating to the conditions of confinement and due process for immigrant children in detention.
Perform review, research, and analysis on immigration issues, including constitutional issues related to federal litigation on the rights of children. Perform legal screening consultations to determine eligibility for affirmative and defensive immigration relief. Represent clients at administrative proceedings and engage in administrative advocacy. Research immigration consequences of certain criminal offenses, identify forms of relief for noncitizen defendants, aid the client in collection of evidence for deportation defense, and assist the client in preparing immigration forms that will be required to assert an immigration defense. Develop 'Know Your Rights' materials for noncitizen defendants for distribution and other informational presentations when needed. Maintain up-to-date notes and records for internal and external reports.
Collaborate with a broad spectrum of individuals and advocates on campaigns, media advocacy and policy changes, including medical and mental health professionals, child advocates and others. Keep up to date on changes to immigration policies, particularly as they related to the detention of immigrant children.
Physical Demands: Ability to stand for extended periods of time during events.
Work Environment: Must be able to work in area w/interruptions from traffic, construction, conversations, & office equipment, etc.
May be required to travel to meetings, court dates and events off-site.
Work occasional overtime to meet operational needs.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree, familiarity with immigration law.
Admitted to California Bar. Admissions to another State Bar plus California is helpful, though not required.
Native-level Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred and must be fluent in written and spoken English.
Experience working with low-income communities, immigrants and inside detention facilities.
Experience working with non-profit organizations, in a law school clinic setting and with a diverse groups of legal teams and lawyers.
Experience with legal analysis of the immigration consequences of criminal charges.
Experience working with unaccompanied minors and knowledge of the ORR process, including sponsor reunification, Flores bond hearings and levels of confinement.
Experience with federal litigation regarding conditions of confinement and the protections established in the Flores settlement agreement.
Experience working with individuals who have suffered high levels of trauma and express suicidal ideations.
Experience using writing, editing and proofreading skills to write clearly, logically and precisely to draft and create complex legal documents with close attention to details.
Knowledge of legal and non-legal electronic data bases to sufficiently support preparation of complex documents.
Interpersonal and communications skills to work closely with other staff, program participants, diverse clients from all over the world, and counsel at DHS and HHS.
Skills to solicit pertinent information without triggering traumatized individuals, research multiple sources of law and distill large amounts of information.
Verbal and written communication skills to state ideas clearly and concisely.
Experience writing complex documents including editing and proofreading documents with close attention to details.
Preferred Qualifications: Skills to work both independently and in a group to navigate the university system, making sure that University of California policies are closely followed.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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