Providence, Rhode Island

Posted Date

March 29, 2024

Contact Information

Pamela Espinal




PAY GRADE 8730 ($76,299 – $86,372)


March 28, 2024 – December 31, 2024

About the Office of the Attorney General:  The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Rhode Island through a broad range of duties. Every day, the Office’s attorneys fight to ensure the public safety of the state’s communities, improve the economic security of its citizens, safeguard the state’s spectacular natural resources, and restore the public’s trust in government. Assistant and Special Assistant Attorneys General represent the people of Rhode Island in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts, and the supreme courts of Rhode Island and the United States. The Office is unique among attorneys general offices across the country. Out of fifty states, only two other offices share the same broad criminal mission. The Office’s attorneys prosecute complex and violent crimes but also functionally serve as one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices, prosecuting all felonies throughout the state.


Responsibilities:  The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated person.  The office is seeking an attorney to fill a position within the Criminal Division to handle the investigation and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases.


Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the Rhode Island bar, be eligible to waive into the Rhode Island Bar, or have taken the Rhode Island Bar Exam this summer. Candidates should have superior writing skills, good judgment, excellent communication and advocacy skills and the capacity to function at a high level in a demanding environment.  Additionally, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, law enforcement agencies and the public. Candidates must be computer literate and adept at learning new computer programs. The selected applicant will be subject to a full background investigation including reference checks.

Application Process

Application Process:  Applicants should email (1) a cover letter summarizing why you are interested and describing the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position, (2) resume, (3) list of three references, and (4) a writing sample to:

Aida Crosson

Director of Administration

Office of the Attorney General

150 South Main Street

Providence, RI  02903

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Attorney General’s Office is stronger, more credible, and more capable when its employees bring diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to their work. The Office encourages all qualified applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, or covered veteran status.

Other Information: Finalists will be subject to a full background investigation including reference checks.  All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation, receipt of letters of good standing from each Bar in which the applicant is a member, and membership in good standing with, or admission into, the Rhode Island Bar.  In certain limited circumstances, applicants may be hired pending temporary or full admission.