Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Posted Date

January 31, 2024

Contact Information

Courtney Bailey

Section:                             Financial Enforcement Section/Civil Law Division

Class:                                 Deputy Attorney General I/II

Location:                         Harrisburg

Telework:                       This position will report to the headquartered location a minimum of 2 days per week.  You may have the opportunity to telework the remainder of the week, if desired and based on business need.


Position Type:              Full-time, Non-civil service, Non-union

Work Hours:                8:30 – 5:00     

Salary Range:              DAG I: Pay Range 8 – Starting salary of $64,431

DAG II: Pay Range 9 – Starting salary of $73,722



Basic Function

An employee in this position provides varied legal services and advice on matters of moderate or significant scope and complexity.  Work is typically in United States Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court or Courts of Common Pleas and involves representing the Commonwealth, the Office of Attorney General, and various other Commonwealth agencies. The duties of this position involve the entire spectrum of civil litigation from service of legal process through post-trial motions and consultation on any appeals.  Difficulty of legal problems encountered is extremely complex, involving legal principles and trends of court decisions, which are not clearly defined.  As a Deputy Attorney General I or II (DAG I or DAG II) gains experience, work is performed with more independence.


  • Prepares, tries, and argues cases in Pennsylvania in federal and state courts
  • Prepares motions, objections, pleadings, briefs, and other court papers in conjunction with lawsuits, trials, hearings, or other litigation
  • Works with civil investigative and administrative support teams
  • Directs factual investigations related to pending litigation
  • Conducts legal research related to pending litigation
  • Drafts, serves, and responds to discovery requests
  • Takes and defends depositions of parties and witnesses, including experts
  • Counsels clients regarding case-related activities and interfaces with them regularly
  • Works with the client to devise and implement litigation strategy
  • Understands, participates in, and facilitates e-discovery efforts
  • Answers routine case-related correspondence
  • Performs additional and related work as required


Deputy Attorney General I:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


Deputy Attorney General II:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work

Application Process

In order to be considered for this position, please apply via our website at www.attorneygeneral.gov/employment.