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
The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified attorney to work in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment and competitive salaries and benefits.
Responsibilities include representing the Commonwealth in criminal appeals in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia. In addition, this attorney will handle habeas corpus and other post-trial litigation at all judicial levels in both state and federal courts. Some overnight travel will be required. Duties also include advice and assistance on other matters related to criminal law and procedure, including legislative issues before the Virginia General Assembly. This posting will fill multiple vacancies.
The candidate should have a good academic record, as well as demonstrated excellent legal writing, research and oral communication skills, and possess superior analytical ability, objectivity and maturity of judgment. At least one year of experience as a licensed attorney is required and one to three years of judicial law clerk, trial or appellate experience is highly desirable. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.
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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.
Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, résumé, writing sample, and law school transcript. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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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