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A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Professions Section of the Civil Litigation Division.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use his/her 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 (00239)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION
HEALTH PROFESSIONS SECTION

 

DUTIES:  Successful candidate will prepare and prosecute contested and/or complex administrative licensing and credentialing cases on behalf of the Commonwealth before the thirteen Health Professions Boards within the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) in Richmond.  The representation will include drafting responsive pleadings, motions and accompanying briefs, correspondence and orders for pending administrative law cases.  The position will encompass preparation of witnesses, development of formal hearing strategies, legal research and analysis, and prosecution of cases before the Boards.  In addition, the position will entail the review and approval of pleadings, exhibits and witnesses for cases prepared by DHP’s Administrative Proceedings Division (APD) for prosecution by APD adjudication specialists.  The position also involves the review and approval of pleadings, as well as the preparation and prosecution of cases before the Boards for summary suspension of the licenses of health care practitioners whose continued practice poses a substantial danger to the public health and safety.  Additional responsibilities include:  drafting memoranda regarding legal issues that arise in administrative law cases; providing training to DHP investigators on strategies for effective investigation of disciplinary cases; and providing orientation training to new Board members on the role of the prosecutor in administrative disciplinary proceedings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.  The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of litigation experience, including first chair hearing/trial experience.  The position requires exceptional written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in time management, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and adjust priorities without close supervision.

 

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, January 25, 2019.

 

 

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