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The Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified individual to serve full-time in its Office of Civil Rights section of the Civil Litigation Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service and a professional environment.

 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00513)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS SECTION
CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION

 

DUTIES:  The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney with experience in both civil and criminal litigation to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Civil Rights of the Office’s Civil Litigation Division.  The successful candidate will serve as the attorney who oversees investigations of law enforcement agencies to identify and bring an end to any systemic unconstitutional practices, such as patterns of excessive force, illegal searches, biased policing, or other unconstitutional police practices.  This attorney will plan and direct investigative and litigation activities that seek to end systemic instances of unconstitutional policing or violations of civil rights by law enforcement agencies.  The successful position requires the ability to plan, direct, and control litigation activities involving subject matter jurisdiction, adequacy and admissibility of evidence, proper application of judicial precedent, and the rules of civil procedure.  These civil enforcement actions will focus on challenging alleged unconstitutional policing practices or systemic violations of civil rights by law enforcement agencies.  This attorney will work closely with OCR’s investigators and attorneys to assist with investigative efforts and its paralegal regarding civil litigation related to OCR’s police misconduct enforcement activities.  This attorney may assist with litigating other OCR cases in state circuit courts and possible appellate work. This position is located in the Richmond, Virginia office.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Admission to the Virginia State Bar required prior to commencing employment.  A minimum of four (4) years of civil and criminal litigation in federal or state courts is preferred but similar litigation or other relevant experience will be considered.  A working knowledge of federal and state civil rights laws as well as constitutional laws affecting law enforcement is also preferred.  The position requires exceptional written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in time management, the ability to manage a diverse and challenging case load, and the flexibility to work both independently and as a team member.  Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work well under press and to adjust priorities without close supervision.  This position presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of a dynamic team and to perform valuable public service.  The finalist for this position must successfully complete a criminal background check.

 

SALARY:  Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

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 Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

 

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REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION(S) UPON REQUEST