Title: Assistant Attorney General
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Agency: Attorney General & Dept of Law
Location: Office of the Attorney General
Agency Website: oag.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The chief objective of this position is to serve as a senior legal counsel to the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The position involves drafting complex agreements, grants, and construction documents for DRPT on a wide array of rail and transit matters, both public and private.
Work Tasks and Duties:
• Prepare and present legal opinions and advice to DRPT staff.
• Confer with and provide legal advice to DRPT staff and Special Counsel on complex contractual and transportation issues.
• Conduct legal research and analysis of legal issues.
• Draft legal memoranda regarding issues of concern that arise in DRPT transportation matters.
• Researching and authoring official and unofficial opinions within the Office of the Attorney General.
• Draft rail and transit grants and agreements.
• Manage Special Counsel appointed for DRPT.
• Assist other Assistant Attorney Generals in the Transportation Section with the preparation of research, opinions and pleadings as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge developed through academic training, seminars, and legal work experience in the specialty area. of the law in rail and transit legal issues, agreements, contracts and grants
• Knowledge of legal research procedures.
• Knowledge of the practices and procedures of the Office of the Attorney General.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to use judgment, tact and discretion.
• Ability to quickly assimilate oral and written data, to analyze facts, and draw logical conclusions.
• Ability to express legal interpretations or conclusions of law clearly and logically in oral and written form.
• Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
• Ability to coordinate and function as a lead attorney or counsel in highly complex rail and transit transactions.
• Ability to organize work, establish priorities, and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with other attorneys and support staff as well as effective working relationships with government officials, and the general public.
• Skills of persuasion and consensus building
• Computer literacy to include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Worldox, LawBase, etc.
• Ability to persuade and build consensus.
• Ability to manage time effectively and to record time for billing purposes.
Special licenses, registration or certification:
Active license to practice law in Virginia
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Name: Human Resources
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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