Deputy Attorney General or Senior Deputy Attorney General

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Sep 09, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Other

Job Description

Announcement Number: 2092514392

4B Chief of Staff

General Counsel

Solicitor General
1B Attorney General

First Assistant Attorney General

Second Assistant Attorney General
555 E. Washington Ave. Suite 3900
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Unclassified Position Announcement
Open Competitive
Boards and Open Government Division
(Carson City)
POSITION TITLE: Deputy Attorney General or Senior Deputy Attorney
GROSS Salary: Senior Deputy Attorney General:
$122,732.64 - $136,133.00(Employer/Employee Paid Retirement)
$105,130.80- $116,602.00 (Employee Paid Retirement)
Deputy Attorney General:
$91,224.72- $121,803.00 (Employer/Employee Paid Retirement)
$78,132.96 - $104,328.00 (Employee Paid Retirement)
DUTY STATION AND HOURS: The position will be filled in Carson City. The
hours will generally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although
early morning, evening, and weekend hours may be required. There may also be
travel and overnight stay required for conferences, working groups, discovery,
hearings, trial preparation, and trials outside the Carson City area.
POSITION STATUS: Exempt (FLSA); serves at the will of the Attorney General;
employment is contingent upon completion of NCIC/NCJIS, and a fingerprint
criminal history check.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is a Deputy Attorney General or Senior
Deputy Attorney General in the Boards and Open Government Division, under the
direct supervision of the Chief of the Division.
Primary responsibilities include providing legal services, day-to-day advice, and
representation to a wide variety of executive branch agencies of State government and
State regulatory and policy boards and commissions, including the Purchasing
Division, Risk Management Division, Division of Enterprise Information Technology
Services, and other clients as assigned. The position will also be part of the Open
Meeting Law Enforcement Unit.
Telephone: 775-684-1100
Fax: 775-684-1108
Twitter: @NevadaAG
Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral
YouTube: /NevadaAG

OSITION CHARACTERISTICS: This position involves a combination of
transactional, regulatory and litigation-related tasks. Applicants with Nevada state
government contracting experience are preferred. This position requires an ability
to interpret and analyze a variety of statutes and regulations, and apply those
statutes in transactional, regulatory and litigation settings. Litigation tasks will
require providing defense representation to various state agencies, departments,
boards, commissions, officials, and employees in civil actions commenced in the
federal and state courts of Nevada. Candidates are expected to perform with a high
degree of skill, responsibility, and self-motivation; possess superior legal research,
writing, and advocacy skills, and have knowledge of State and federal court
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: This position will be responsible for maintaining an
active caseload and client assignment. Duties will include drafting and reviewing
contracts, amendments and agreements for various state agencies and departments.
Additional duties include drafting and reviewing opinions, regulations, policies, and
procedures and providing legal advice to State clients.
graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to a State Bar in the
United States. Candidates who are not admitted to the State Bar of Nevada must
take the Nevada Bar Exam within two years of joining the Office. Candidates
should have a minimum of three years as a licensed and practicing attorney with
two years of litigation or state contracting experience. Experience in both civil or
criminal law will be considered. Candidates should have a working knowledge of
Nevada statutes, rules of evidence, local court rules, and appellate procedure.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Applicants must have or develop knowledge of
administrative law and practice. It is of particular importance for applicants to
have or develop a working knowledge of NRS 233B (Administrative Procedures Act)
and the Nevada and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
This position requires knowledge of the rules of civil procedure and evidence for the
federal and state courts in Nevada. This position also requires knowledge and
experience sufficient to be able to acquire a working knowledge of federal and state
statutes and the common law relating to claims that may be asserted against clients
in state government and how to defend against claims asserted. This position also
requires knowledge of computer word processing applications, particularly as
related to the performance of legal research and writing and use of Westlaw and
Word applications. This position further requires knowledge of the rules and
cannons of ethics applicable to the practice of law.
Skills Required: Superior analytical skills are important. Candidates must
possess skill in effective legal writing and oral communication, effective trial and
appellate advocacy, and presentation of legal and evidentiary matters, superior
analytical ability regarding complex legal issues relating to administrative law,
constitutional law, federal and state statutory law, and federal and state common

aw, and skill in the analysis of these laws in establishing strategies in litigating
disputes arising under them. Candidates must be highly professional, well-
organized, self-motivated, and punctual.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the requisite mobility to work in a
typical office setting and to use standard office equipment. This position requires a
working knowledge of Westlaw and Word and typing skills sufficient for
independent document production. This position requires travel to client offices,
facilities, institutions, and the federal and state courts in various parts of Nevada
and the nation. This position also requires vision capable of reading extensive
printed materials and material on a standard size computer screen, and unimpaired
hearing and speech sufficient to clearly and effectively communicate in person and
telephonically from various venues and locations. Candidates must be able to speak
in a clear and understandable manner, and to hear and respond to questions posed.
This Position Announcement lists the major duties and requirements of
the position and is not all-inclusive. The successful applicant may be
expected to perform additional job-related duties and may be required to
have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and writing sample to:
Debra Turman, Legal Secretary
Boards and Open Government Division
Office of the Attorney General
555 East Washington Ave, Suite 3900
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map