Carson City, Nevada

Posted Date

June 4, 2024

Contact Information

Lori Story





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

Duty Station: Carson City DMV/DPS Headquarters Office with occasional travel.

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 senior attorney position provides legal advice and counsel to and representation for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Department of Public Safety (DPS), including its varied subdivisions, on a wide variety of issues in multiple areas of law.  Primary duties include litigation, contract review, and client advice.


[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.


Benefits of Position Include:

  • Once assigned a case, follow that case to completion
  • Ability to work independently and ability to lead a team effectively and respectfully
  • 2 years to pass Nevada bar if barred in another state
  • Student loan forgiveness after 10 years of public service
  • Teleworking capability
  • Compressed work schedule option
  • Work-life balance
  • Public service/community involvement
  • Retirement accrual after vesting
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Medical/dental/life insurance


Minimum Education and Background: Graduation from accredited law school and licensed and in good standing to practice law in Nevada.  Minimum of five (5) years as a licensed attorney.  Valid state driver’s license required.

Preferred Experience: Applicants must have knowledge in the substantive law of contracts, civil rights, torts, asset forfeiture, and administrative law.  Applicants must have knowledge of State and federal civil procedure and rules of evidence, as well as familiarity with administrative law and procedures. Typically, duties will include civil defense litigation, attending hearings, and conducting research.  Position requires carrying an active litigation caseload plus other duties and responsibilities.

Skills Required: 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 screens; to hear and to communicate in person and virtually and over the telephone; to speak in a clear and understandable manner.  Reasonable accommodation available for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals upon request.

Application Process

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


Send cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Chief Lori Story at