The Virginia Office of the Attorney General seeks an attorney to serve as a senior advisor to an attorney for the Virginia Department of Transportation and, as needed, other Commonwealth entities in the Transportation Secretariat.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00648)
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & TRANSACTIONS DIVISION
VDOT Procurement, Operations, Environmental and Sustainability Unit Manager
The VDOT Real Estate and Land Use Unit Manager will serve as senior counsel to the Virginia Department of Transportation with respect to the Departments construction and non-construction procurements, general operations, environmental and sustainability activities. The work supports complex transportation projects and presents novel challenges and cutting-edge infrastructure work. Procurement-related work includes advising on public procurements, including biddings, solicitations, contract development, and related protests and disputes. This senior advisor also will be called upon to represent and counsel the Department on matters related to its day-to-day highway operations and maintenance activities. Additional areas of representation include litigation support, FOIA, COIA, fiscal and regulatory reviews, grants, and outdoor advertising. A growing and important area of operation support are environmental compliance and sustainability and resiliency initiatives. The attorney will serve as lead counsel or supervise the work of other assistant attorneys general and outside counsel serving as lead counsel in procurement related litigation matters.
As Unit Manager, and in collaboration with the Section Chief, the attorney will provide day-to-day supervision of the workload and work product of a team of attorneys and support staff within the VDOT POES Unit. The ability to work effectively with attorneys working from locations around the Commonwealth is essential. The work includes providing regular feedback to attorneys and support staff on their work, seeking out opportunities for attorney and staff development, and understanding each team member’s professional goals. The Unit Manager is responsible for supervising the dispute resolution, administrative claim, and litigation work of the attorneys in the POES Unit and directing strategy.
This position is located in Richmond. The position offers flexible hybrid work options and reports to the Chief of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Construction Section. As with all positions, other duties as necessary or appropriate may also be assigned. Some overnight travel may be required.
QUALIFICATIONS: The POES Unit Manager must have demonstrated experience with public procurement law, both construction and non-construction, as well as knowledge of the statutory and regulatory requirements which guide Department activities and decision-making. Experience advising senior level executives and government officials is required. Candidates should have experience advising on operational risk as well as the ability to communicate well with all levels of understanding regarding legal issues. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to lead a team of professionals, including attorneys, outside counsel, title agents, surveyors, and outside counsel. The qualified individual must be admitted to or eligible for prompt admission to the Virginia State Bar.
TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, résumé, a writing sample, and law school transcript. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials no later than Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UPON REQUEST