Trenton and Newark, New Jersey

Posted Date

May 22, 2024

Contact Information

Denise Coles-Davis

                                         NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY

TITLE: Assistant Attorney General

SALARY: $178,250.00

LOCATIONS: Division of Law Administrative Practice Group:

  • Trenton – 1 Vacancy
  • Newark – 1 Vacancy

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Two (2) – location preference required


DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Administrative Practice Group (APG), Assistant Attorney General in charge of the APG and/or the Director or Deputy Director of the Division of Law, will be responsible for the oversight and management of assigned Sections of the APG; will oversee counseling and representation of client agencies of assigned Sections of the APG; will oversee all aspects of litigation within assigned Sections, including screening of matters, discovery, motion practice, trial work and appellate briefings; will oversee the handing of transactional matters and provision of legal advice; will participate in evaluations of Section Chiefs and Assistant Section Chiefs; and, will perform other related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor. Admission to practice as an Attorney at Law in the State of New Jersey is required.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional legal experience as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey in the area of the specialty or, three (3) years of professional legal experience as an attorney for State or Federal administrative agencies, which shall have involved a significant amount of the specialized legal work, or, two (2) years of unique specialized legal experience.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ CSC “SAME” program, your Schedule A or B letter must be submitted along with your resume and any other required supporting documents indicated on the announcement by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program please email:, or call CSC at (833) 691-0404

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S.
equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility.
All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY: If qualified, applicants must complete a Division of Law attorney application for employment, found at indicating interest in vacancy #24-30. All items must be submitted on or before the closing date of June 16, 2024, via the DOL online attorney application portal.