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A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Construction Litigation 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.

 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00083)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & TRANSACTION DIVISION
CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION SECTION

 

This position represents the Commonwealth’s agencies and institutions in construction disputes and litigation arising out of the Commonwealth’s diverse portfolio of construction contracts and projects. 

DUTIES:  Provide legal services to agencies in the Commonwealth on construction disputes and litigation issues and on issues that arise during the administration of a construction contract. Work includes representing clients in administrative proceedings.  The attorney will be required to provide regular legal advice to client agencies, work with technical construction experts and consultants, and collaborate with outside counsel.  Clients include the Department of Transportation, the Department of General Services, and other Commonwealth agencies including public colleges and universities.  This position reports to the Chief of the Construction Section and is located in Richmond, Virginia.  Although this position will be primarily dedicated to construction law and litigation issues, the position may also be called upon to support other procurement, real estate, and general litigation matters within the Office.  As with all positions, other duties as necessary or appropriate may also be assigned.  Some overnight travel may be required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidate must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.  The successful candidate should have 4-8 years’ demonstrated experience advising clients on construction law issues, construction contract administration, and project risk management issues.  This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by writing samples and references.  The qualified candidate must be willing to work individually and as part of a team.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required because the position involves extensive client contact as well as interaction with other Office attorneys, judges and court personnel.  The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience with litigation and trial work in the state and federal courts of Virginia and, in particular, construction litigation and first chair trial experience.

 

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, July 26, 2019.

 

 

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