Reno, Nevada

Posted Date

April 1, 2024

Contact Information

Alisa Engler


Gross Salary: Up to $136,133.00 Employee/Employer Paid or $116,602.00 Employer Paid (DOE)

Duty Station: Reno, with occasional travel, including out-of-state.

Position Status: Exempt (FLSA); unclassified position entitled to standard state benefits; serves at the will of the Attorney General. Employment contingent upon successful background check.


Position Summary: This position is a leadership position requiring competencies exceeding that of a Deputy Attorney General This attorney position represents the State of Nevada in criminal prosecution proceedings in state court. Primary duties include drafting legal pleadings, reviewing and preparing cases for trial; interviewing witnesses; working with law enforcement officers; conducting preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, and bench and jury trials.



Minimum Education And Background: Graduation from accredited law school and licensed by a state bar. Minimum of five (5) years as a licensed attorney. Valid state driver’s license required.

Preferred Experience and Skills Required: Preference to those with current or recent criminal prosecution experience. The applicant should have skills for reviewing and preparing cases for trial, interviewing witnesses, working with law enforcement officers, handling various stages of litigation hearings and a working knowledge of federal and state criminal statutes, rules of evidence, local court rules and criminal procedure. Must possess strong written and verbal communication, planning, prioritizing, and executing timelines without supervision. Must exhibit professionalism, organization, self-motivation, punctuality, and leadership skills.

Physical Demands: Mobility to work in typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and travel. Ability to read printed materials and computer screen; to hear and speak to communicate in person and virtually and over the telephone; to speak in clear and understandable manner. Reasonable accommodation available for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals upon request.

Benefits of Position Include:
•Once assigned a case, follow that case to completion
•Work largely independently
•Student loan forgiveness after 10 years of public service
•Teleworking capability
•Cost of Living Increase; July 2024
•Compressed work schedule option
•Work-life balance
•Public service/community involvement
•Retirement accrual after vesting
•Paid vacation and sick leave
•Medical/dental/life insurance

This announcement lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. A successful applicant is expected to develop job-specific skills and perform additional job-related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Chief Alisa Engler at

1 The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.