Title: Assistant Attorney General
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Agency: Attorney General & Dept of Law
Location: Office of the Attorney General
Agency Website: https://www.oag.state.va.us/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, in the Environmental Section of the Government Operations & Transactions Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.
The attorneys in these positions will provide both advice and litigation services to Virginia’s environmental agencies as assigned. Duties of these positions include significant client contact; handling civil and administrative litigation; review of environmental-related legislation and regulations; drafting official opinions for the Attorney General; and other duties.
These positions are based in Richmond, Virginia reporting directly to the Section Chief of the Environmental Section.
Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, technical drafting skills, and the ability to analyze and manage complex cases and transactions. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, including first and second chair trial work in both state and/or federal courts and experience involving Virginia and/or federal environmental agencies. Starting salary and position level to be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required PRIOR to commencing employment.
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The following applicant materials are required:
Law School Transcript(REQUIRED FOR ATTORNEY CANDIDATES WITH LESS THAN FIVE (5) YEARS OF PRACTICE EXPERIENCE.)
A criminal background check will be conducted on successful candidate.
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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