Boston, Massachusetts

Posted Date

June 14, 2024

Contact Information

pamela spang
pamela.spang@mass.gov

Assistant Attorney General

Government Bureau

Constitutional & Administrative Law Division

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell is looking for a highly motivated attorney to join her team as an Assistant Attorney General in the Constitutional & Administrative Law Division within the Government Bureau.  The Government Bureau represents state agencies and officials in a broad range of appeals and civil litigation in state and federal courts.  As part of that effort, the Constitutional & Administrative Law Division defends constitutional and other legal challenges to state statutes and regulations, suits that challenge the implementation of state policies and programs, and suits for judicial review of the decisions of state administrative agencies.  The Division also initiates litigation on behalf of state agencies to support their programs or assist their regulatory activities.

Litigation in the Constitutional & Administrative Law Division reflects the breadth of state governmental activity.  Recent cases have involved defense of much of the state’s COVID-19 response, First and Second Amendment litigation, education reform, health care, campaign finance, environmental permitting, affordable housing, transportation, child welfare and human services programs, among other things.  The Division’s cases often involve constitutional issues, questions of statutory interpretation, and claims concerning the authority of state administrative agencies.  In addition to a substantial trial-court caseload, Division attorneys handle about 80 appeals each year.

Position Type:  Full-Time/Exempt – Our current hybrid model allows for some remote workdays for most positions.

Salary:  $78,586 to $117,879, commensurate with JD year

Application Process:  To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application.  Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.  The application deadline for this position is July 3, 2024.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:

Sherrie Costa, Managing Administrative Assistant

Government Bureau

(617) 963-2071

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Responsibilities

Assistant Attorneys General in the Constitutional & Administrative Law Division represent state officials and agencies in appeals and litigation in state and federal courts regarding state policies, statutes, regulations, and administrative agency decisions.

Qualifications

An applicant must be a member of the Massachusetts bar and the bar of the United States District Court for Massachusetts (or be eligible for admission to the federal bar upon hire.)  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.  In addition, applicants must have effective legal writing skills and the ability to independently handle litigation in the trial and appellate courts.  At least three to five years of relevant legal experience is preferred.  Applicants should also have a significant interest in public service and working in a collaborative public-law environment.  Familiarity with constitutional law, administrative law, civil and appellate procedure, and trial practice is desirable.

Application Process

Application Process:  To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application.  Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.  The application deadline for this position is July 3, 2024.