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A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Special Prosecutions and Organized Crime Section of the Public Safety and Enforcement Division.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use their 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
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
SPECIAL PROSECUTIONS AND ORGANIZED CRIME SECTION

 

DUTIES:  The Criminal Prosecutions and Enforcement Unit ("CPEU") is the primary prosecutorial arm of the Office of the Attorney General.  This attorney will work in the Special Prosecutions and Organized Crime Section, with the majority of the attorney's time devoted to criminal investigations, prosecutions and litigation, representing the Commonwealth and clients in both state and federal trial courts.  In addition, the attorney will provide a range of legal services as assigned to that Section's clients 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 state and federal criminal justice systems and state government and prosecuting violent and gang related crime.  This position will be based in the Hampton Roads (Norfolk/Newport News) area, but will involve travel throughout the Commonwealth.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar or be eligible for admission.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, including prosecutorial experience in Virginia and federal courts as well as experience conducting criminal investigations through grand juries.  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.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is imperative.  Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov.  Application must include a letter of interest, résumé, writing sample and law school transcript.   To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, September 3, 2014

 

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