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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a highly-qualified attorney to join the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use his/her legal research, writing and advocacy skills and litigation abilities.  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.

 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00459)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
MAJOR CRIMES AND EMERGING THREATS

 

DUTIES:  The Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section ("MCET") is the primary prosecutorial arm of the Office of the Attorney General.   This position will be based in Hampton, Virginia and will handle cases within that region. This attorney will work in the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section, with the majority of the attorney's time devoted to criminal investigations, prosecutions and litigation, representing the Commonwealth and clients in state courts.  In addition, the attorney will provide a range of legal services as assigned, to Agency clients of the Section, which include: The Department of State Police, the Department of Forensic Science, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Office of the State Inspector General on legal issues ranging from contract and policy review to day to day agency advice matters and handling administrative proceedings to litigation.  The position requires extensive knowledge of the Virginia criminal justice system, state government and prosecuting violent and gang related crime, narcotics trafficking, and other serious crimes.  The position also requires experience with the investigation of cases utilizing a multijurisdictional grand jury.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of relevant experience, including prosecutorial experience in Virginia courts.  Additionally, experience conducting criminal investigations through grand juries is preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to analyze and manage complex cases.  An ability to work independently and serve as a liaison with varying organizations is essential.

           

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, résumé, a writing sample, and law school transcript.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, October 23, 2020.

 

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