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
A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Professions Section of the Health, Education, and Social Services 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.
This attorney will provide advice and representation to agencies within the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, including the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Blind and Vision Impaired, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. Duties will include primary responsibility for representing the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Office of Forensic Services and the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. This attorney will also represent the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in federal litigation brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act or alleging violation of federal laws with respect to conditions of confinement. This attorney will provide advice on interpretation of state and federal law and represent the assigned client agencies in state and federal court. The daily advice provided to the agencies will involve a variety of legal issues involving health and disability law, confidentiality and privacy laws, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and the Virginia Administrative Process Act. This attorney will provide back-up to the attorneys representing the Department of Health Professions and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as needed.
The successful candidate must be a member of the Virginia Bar, possess excellent analytical, research, and writing ability, and demonstrate superior oral and written communication and litigation skills.
Five years of state and federal litigation experience is preferred.
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The following application 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.
To be considered for this opportunity, a complete application, including all previous employment, with job duties listed, supervisory contacts and education is required. Blank fields and “See Attached Resume” will not be accepted. No exceptions. Failure to complete any section of the application may result in disqualification.
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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