Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, in the Environmental 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 (00217)

Office of the Attorney General

Government Operations & Transactions Division

Environmental Section


DUTIES:  The attorney in this position will provide both advice and litigation services to Virginia’s environmental agencies as assigned.  Duties of this position include significant client contact; handling civil and administrative litigation; review of environmental-related legislation and regulations; and drafting official opinions for the Attorney General. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, technical drafting skills, and the ability to analyze and manage complex cases and transactions. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, including first and second chair trial work in both state and federal courts and transactional and contracting experience involving Virginia’s environmental agencies.  Starting salary and position level to be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required PRIOR to commencing employment.

This position is located in Richmond, Virginia reporting directly to the Chief of the Environmental Section.

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at 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.  Applications for this position will be accepted until it is filled.