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
Successful candidate will prepare and prosecute contested and/or complex administrative licensing and credentialing cases on behalf of the Commonwealth before the thirteen Health Regulatory Boards within the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) in Richmond. The representation will include drafting responsive pleadings, motions and accompanying briefs, correspondence and orders for pending administrative law cases. The position will encompass preparation of witnesses, development of formal hearing strategies, legal research and analysis, and prosecution of cases before the Boards. In addition, the position will entail the review and approval of pleadings, exhibits and witnesses for cases prepared by DHP’s Administrative Proceedings Division (APD) for prosecution by APD Adjudication Specialists/Consultants. The position also involves the review and approval of pleadings, as well as the preparation and prosecution of cases before the Boards for the summary suspension of the licenses of health care practitioners whose continued practice poses a substantial danger to the public health and safety. Additional responsibilities include drafting memoranda regarding legal issues that arise in administrative law cases; providing training to DHP investigators on strategies for effective investigation of disciplinary cases; and providing orientation training to new Board members on the role of the prosecutor in administrative disciplinary proceedings.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of solid litigation experience, including first chair hearing/trial experience. The position requires exceptional written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in time management, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and adjust priorities without close supervision.
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The candidate must be a member of the Virginia State Bar. A writing sample is required. A law school transcript is required for candidates with less than five years practice experience.
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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