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Supervising Attorney (OPRABA &WIPA)

DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by July 19, 2019, to be considered for the first round of interviews.   SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience):  $76,487 - $102,500 per year   Location: Santa Ana, CA   WHO WE ARE Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through investigations, individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.   The Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA) and the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program are looking for a self-motivated supervising attorney to take a leading part of two exciting fast-paced programs.  The Supervising Attorney provides day-to-day oversight and direction for compliance reviewers and WIPA staff.  These responsibilities include conducting high-profile representative payee reviews, workload management, hiring, training, mentoring, and performance evaluations, etc.   PURPOSE OF THE JOB Representative Payees (rep payees) manage funds received by Social Security beneficiaries when they are not able to do so themselves. OPRABA is responsible for the onsite reviews of the payee’s activities and records. Rep payees may be selected for a periodic review or in response to allegations or concerns about the performance or suitability of the payee.  The supervising attorney will travel extensively within the state of California to manage a team of compliance reviewers and conduct select reviews.   DRC’s WIPA program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals.  WIPA staff assist beneficiaries with planning for the effect employment may have on benefits and developing work incentives so that the beneficiary can be successful in their job placement.  WIPA also coordinates with agencies that assists the beneficiary pay for training or services to return to work.      All OPRABA and WIPA team members are subject to passing SSA background clearance requirements in order to continue employment in OPRABA.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) or equivalent and membership in the California State Bar or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program [admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for three (3) years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program, and required admittance to the California Bar within three (3) years.] Plus: - Three years’ experience as an attorney in the practice of public interest law. Judicial clerkships or externships may be counted as up to one year of legal experience. - Demonstrated ability to train and mentor staff in a legal services environment - Experience with laws, rights, and services as they pertain to people with disabilities, and/or direct representation of people with disabilities.
To Apply: 

Working at DRC is more than just a job - it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application online, go to


Submission Deadline: 
July 19, 2019
Organization Information: 
Disability Rights California
United States