Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted Date

May 21, 2024

Contact Information

Ally Aldrich
Assistant Attorney General – UDOT
The Utah Attorney General’s Office, Highways & Utilities Division, is seeking an attorney to represent the Department of Transportation (UDOT) in legal matters handled by the Division. This position is co-located with UDOT leadership at agency headquarters in Taylorsville, Utah.

Applicants should have at least five (5) years of experience and be an active member of the Utah State Bar in good standing. Preference to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: real property law, construction law, contracting (including government contracting), regulation of transit or railroads, and utilities permitting. Applicants must have the ability to analyze complex legal problems, apply legal principles, and present clear, concise, and persuasive legal documents and arguments.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.  The current base salary plan is broken down below in the Supplemental Information section.  For benefit information please visit:

As part of this application process, you must upload your resume, cover letter and a writing sample into your application profile.  Writing samples should demonstrate proficiency in contract work.

*This position will be open until filled and may close without notice.*


  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions and problem solving.
  • Drafts or reviews contracts that may involve real property, construction, or utility issues and that involve commercial parties and other government entities.
  • Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents, administrative rules, and/or other written materials.
  • Receives, researches and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures, and/or facilitates a resolution.
  • Prepares administrative cases by conducting legal research and gathering evidence in area that typically involve permits.
  • May assist with determining needs in discovery, and/or complete discovery and address other needs to respond to discovery requests.
  • May assist with representing the state or the employing agency in lawsuits, grievances, and complaints.
  • Interacts with regulatory agencies to resolve inquiries.
  • Represents clients at formal or informal administrative hearings, or administers administrative hearing processes.
  • Occasionally may be required to travel to various locations and stay overnight.


(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry in position)

  • agency and/or organizational program(s)
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • read interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • legal processes and procedures
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
  • civil and criminal justice laws
  • understand and apply case and statutory law
  • evaluation information against a set of standards
  • use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history
  • perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques
  • laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)
  • make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • knowledge of Rules of Evidence
  • interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation
  • knowledge of principles, theories and practices of judicial or administrative law
  • knowledge of attorney obligations when acting in-house for government client

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online through the Government Jobs website. For more information and to apply, visit the following link: