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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an entry-level attorney to join its Financial Recovery Section (FRS). We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, work-life balance, and competitive salaries and benefits.




DUTIES: This position assists FRS in accomplishing its statutory mission to recover funds or damages owed to state agencies and institutions. This position is responsible for prosecuting a high volume and diverse caseload primarily within state general district courts throughout the Commonwealth. Claims prosecuted by this position include outstanding public accounts receivable, such as tuition and fees on behalf of state higher education institutions, and property damage claims on behalf of the Department of Transportation, the Virginia State Police, and other agencies. Furthermore, the duties of this position include enforcing statutory medical liens on personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of state hospitals and the Department of Medical Assistance Services. This position also institutes actions to enforce civil judgments obtained by the section as well as enforcement actions on administrative orders to recover fines and penalties imposed by state agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Quality, resulting from violations of administrative regulations. The responsibilities also include providing general creditors’ rights advice to state agencies and institutions. As needed, this position may also perform other duties as required, including providing assistance in prosecuting certain claims arising under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and in providing advice and representation in bankruptcy matters. Some overnight travel is required.


QUALIFICATIONS: This is contemplated as an entry-level position. The successful candidate will have the ability to draft pleadings, motions, and supporting memoranda and briefs; conduct all aspects of discovery; advise client agencies through the course of litigation; and appear in court on motions, trials, and appeals. The position requires excellent analytical ability and verbal and written communication skills; the ability to prioritize the demands of a large and diverse caseload; knowledge of general legal principles, practices, and processes; proficiency in time management and the ability to work both independently and as a team member to complete complex assignments within prescribed deadlines; and the ability to be responsive to inquiries from multiple client agencies, courts, and opposing counsel. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and adjust priorities. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license and will be subject to a criminal background check. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required.  Ability to travel as needed on day trips and, on occasion, overnight is required.   


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education.


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 timely consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, January 24, 2020.