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A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in the Financial Law & Government Support 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 (00528)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & TRANSACTIONS DIVISION
SUPPORTING VIRGINIA CANNABIS AUTHORITY - ASSIGNED TO FINANCIAL LAW & GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SECTION

DUTIES:  The attorney in this position will serve as general counsel to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority, while also assisting other Virginia state agencies regarding the regulation of cannabis and other controlled substances.  Duties of this position include representing state agency clients in civil litigation and administrative appeals; providing legal guidance to state agency clients with respect to the legal risks of contemplated agency action; advising state agency clients with respect to developing and enforcing internal and external policies and procedures; drafting official opinions for the Attorney General; and perform legal reviews and provide advice regarding legislative bills and initiatives coming from the General Assembly

This position is located in Richmond, Virginia, and reports to the Chief of the Financial Law & Government Support Section.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar or be eligible for admission; excellent oral, written, public-speaking and other communication skills tailored to a variety of audiences; strong legal research and writing skills; and possess a minimum of three  years of experience as a practicing attorney.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in business law; prior legal representation of government agencies; familiarity with state and federal regulation of controlled substances; and litigation experience and skills in both state and federal court.

 

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 Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

 

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