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For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.

 

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Diversity

Equal Opportunity is more than a policy to us. We are only able to do what we do because we hire a workforce that effectively interacts with people with disabilities, and multicultural and underserved communities. The numbers speak for themselves:

  • 57% of our workforce identify as persons of color
  • 35% of our workforce identify as individuals with disabilities
  • 10% of our workforce identify as LGBT


Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan for eligible employees. Benefits include health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous matching contribution, and flexible spending accounts. Flexible spending accounts feature reimbursement for both medical, dependent care and commuter.

Additionally, we offer supplemental products that employees can purchase through payroll deduction. These include supplemental life insurance and long-term care insurance.


Medical, Dental and Vision

Medical Coverage
Employees who work a minimum of 20 hours/week have the option of electing an HMO through UnitedHealthcare or Kaiser Permanente, or a PPO through UnitedHealthcare. DRC offers coverage for the employee plus eligible dependents. DRC pays about 90% of the medical premium for employees, and about 65% of the medical premium for dependents. (Percentages may vary depending on the employee’s salary.)

Dental Coverage
Employees who work a minimum of 30 hours/week have the option of electing a Dental HMO or PPO plan through Delta Dental. DRC offers coverage for the employee plus eligible dependents. DRC provides flex credits which employees can use to purchase the HMO plan, with an option to buy-up to the PPO.

Voluntary Vision Coverage
Employees who work a minimum of 20 hours/week may enroll in the vision plan through VSP. DRC offers coverage for the employee plus eligible dependents.


401k

Employees must contribute at least 3% of their salary in order to participate in the 401(k). They are eligible to contribute from the first day of employment. After successfully completing six months of employment, DRC will match the employee’s contribution at the rate of “+1%”, to a maximum of 7%.

Example: Employees who contribute 3% receive a 4% match. Employees who receive 6% receive a 7% match. Employees who contribute 10% receive a 7% match. There is no vesting schedule for the matching contribution.


Life and Disability

Employees who work a minimum of 30 hours/week will be enrolled in the Basic Life and Disability plans (Short and Long Term) through Cigna.

Employees work a minimum of 20 hours/week who wish to purchase additional life insurance may buy in increments of $10,000, up to the guarantee issue. Amounts over the guarantee issue require evidence of insurability. 

Employees may also enroll in spousal coverage in $5,000 increments up to the guarantee issue. Coverage for children is also offered in increments of $2,000 up to the guarantee issue.


Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Care and Limited Purpose FSA
Employees may enroll in the Health Care FSA or Limited Purpose FSA if they wish to be reimbursed for qualifying out-of-pocket health care, dental or vision expenses for themselves or their eligible dependents.

Dependent Care FSA
Employees may enroll in the Dependent Care FSA if they wish to be reimbursed for qualifying child care expenses for their eligible dependents.

Commuter Plan
Employees may enroll in either the Parking, Transit or both accounts if they wish to be reimbursed for qualified commuter expenses. Dependent on the employee’s regular work location, some employees may be eligible for the employer’s contribution. All FSA and Commuter plans are administered by a Third Party Administer. Currently our TPA is ADP.


Time Off

Vacation and Holiday and Time Off
Full time employees accrue vacation time off based on their length of service, starting at 12 days per year.

Part time employees accrue vacation time off based on their length of service and on a pro-rata basis consistent with their percentage of full time equivalency (FTE).

Full time employees receive 12 agency observed holidays and part-time employees will receive the agency observed holidays on a pro-rata basis based on their percent of full time equivalency (FTE). 

Sick Time
Full time employees receive 8 hours of sick time per month. Part time employees accrue sick time off based on a pro-rata basis consistent with their percentage of full time equivalency (FTE).



Other Opportunities


Law Clerks

Applications welcome any time

Law Clerks - Sacramento Regional Office
Law Clerks - Sacramento Legislation and Public Information Unit
Law Clerks - Bay Area Regional Office
Law Clerks - Los Angeles Regional Office
Law Clerks - San Diego Regional Office


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Life at DRC: Values in Action


How we make a difference

We are proud of making a difference in the lives of Californians with disabilities. We accomplish that in a number of ways, including representing clients at hearings; filing lawsuits; providing materials, information, training, and referrals; promoting self-advocacy; advocating for public policy changes; and conducting investigations and monitoring service delivery. Our successes are best told through the stories of our clients. A couple are included below. See our Annual Reports for more.


Values


Make a Difference

  • Be the change we want to see
  • Live our Vision; Advance our Mission
  • Be creative, innovative, and daring
  • Strive for excellence


Teamwork

  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity
  • Value, support, and celebrate all contributions
  • Adapt and contribute in new ways
  • Promote inclusion and diversity


Integrity

  • Challenge yourself; go beyond what is expected
  • Take the initiative to solve problems and learn
  • Be honest, timely, and accountable
  • Deliver high quality work


Reasonable Accommodations

Disability Rights California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities who need accommodations to perform their essential job functions. If you need any accommodations in order to apply for one of our openings, please contact us at DRCHR@disabilityrightsca.org.

 

Equal Employment Opportunities Policy

Disability Rights California is an Equal Opportunities Employer. It is the policy of Disability Rights California to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. Disability Rights California will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

All individuals who will work for Disability Rights California are required to undergo a criminal background check and a search of public records from an outside agency. Employment is contingent upon the outcome.