Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted Date

September 28, 2020


Open Government Division

Job Reference #00001055

The Open Government Division in the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General position located in its Santa Fe office. Applicants should have between 2 to 7 years’ experience as a practicing attorney, which will be considered when making final offers at the Assistant Attorney General I or II classification.

The Open Government Division provides legal representation to nearly 100 state boards, commissions, and agencies. Assistant Attorneys General advise clients at public meetings, rule-making proceedings, and administrative disciplinary hearings; and represent these clients in court appearances and on a broad range of legal matters. In addition to representing state entities, Assistant Attorneys General have other responsibilities as assigned. The Division is involved in various fields of law, including: administrative and regulatory law; litigation and appellate matters; contract law; governmental procedures; and legislative analysis. The Division also reviews citizens’ complaints filed pursuant to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), provides information to the public on the state’s Sunshine Laws, and is responsible for drafting Attorney General Opinions requested by legislators and state officials. The position includes regular interaction with clients and public officers, and some travel within the state will be required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Practice in administrative law and public law is preferred. Applicants must hold an active license in good standing to practice law in New Mexico, or be eligible to seek a public employee limited license for government service under Rule 15-301.1 of the New Mexico Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.


Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a writing sample. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the office of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to any disability.

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