Trenton, New Jersey

Posted Date

February 1, 2024

Contact Information

Aaron Davis
OAGHRTalentAcquisition@njoag.gov

The Division of Law is seeking litigators levels of experience to join the Law Enforcement and Corrections (“LEC”) section. The LEC section defends State agencies and current and former State employees in civil rights matters. These matters often involve excessive force, fatal shootings, wrongful arrest, conditions of confinement, religious, medical and legal access and ADA claims. LEC deputies’ practice in the U.S. District Court, N.J. Superior Court, OAL, Government Records Council and the EEOC. The LEC section also provide general counsel to the Department of Corrections. The Division of Law is also seeking attorneys with excellent writing skills and experience in writing summary judgment briefs.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Attorneys General work under the supervision of the Assistant Attorneys General in the Litigation Practice Group and the Section Chief and Assistant Section Chiefs of the Law Enforcement and Corrections Section. The Law Enforcement and Corrections Section defends the State, its agencies and employees in civil rights
litigation in state and federal courts. The deputies in this Section handle the full spectrum of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, depositions, motion practice and trial. We are seeking deputies with an interest in litigation as well as strong writing skills.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor. Admission to practice as an Attorneyat-Law in the State of New Jersey is required.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney.
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.
*SALARY NOTE: For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will be determined by the Department
commensurate with experience. Salary offers are non-negotiable and will fall within the range posted.
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.
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 below. You are also required to apply via the NJ CSC SAME website. For more information
on the SAME Program visit the CSC website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml, email:
SAME@csc.nj.gov, or call CSC at 609-292-4144, option 3.

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY: If qualified, applicants must submit for consideration via the DOL online attorney application portal found here: www.njoag.gov/dolatty/ indicating interest in vacancy #23-82. All items must be submitted via the DOL online attorney application portal.