An opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Real Estate and Land Use 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, pension, flexible work schedule, and more.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00113)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & TRANSACTIONS DIVISION
REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE SECTION
DUTIES: The attorney in this position will provide real estate transaction services and advice to Virginia’s agencies and authorities, including the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Forestry, the Department of General Services, the Department of Historic Resources, the Department of Wildlife Resources, Department of Military Affairs, the Fort Monroe Authority, Virginia Outdoors Foundation and several colleges, universities and museums, such as Radford University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, VMI and the Science Museum of Virginia. Examples of the type of transactions and matters that we work on include:
- The acquisition of land for state parks and wildlife management areas and some of the state universities and museums
- Leasing, development, and other activities on historic state properties such as Capitol Square and Fort Monroe
- Sales of surplus state property such as the former CIT headquarters, Northern Virginia Training Center, and Eastern State Hospital
- Acquisition of support facilities at the beginning of COVID
- The creation and enforcement of conservation and historic preservation easements
- Monument removal from state property and the U.S. Capital, as well as assisting with the contracting for the design and fabrication of monuments directed by the legislature
- Reviewing proposed legislation when the General Assembly is in session
- Drafting legal opinions of the Attorney General relating to real property, conservation and historic preservation
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team. The ideal candidate will have two (2) to five (5) years or more of relevant experience, including complex transactional and contracting experience with respect to the real estate and associated general contract matters. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required. Technical drafting skills and the ability to analyze and manage some litigation relating to easement enforcement or other real property conflicts is preferred. All candidates must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar. Starting salary and position level to be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This position is located in Richmond, Virginia, and has reporting responsibility to the Chief of the Real Estate and Land Use Section.
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, application materials must be received by Friday, September 23, 2022 and reference recruitment #00113.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION UPON REQUEST