Senior Deputy Attorney General

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

Job Description

Announcement Number: 131450059

3B Chief of Staff
General Counsel
Solicitor General
1B Attorney General
First Assistant Attorney General
Second Assistant Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Position Announcement
Open Competitive
APPROXIMATE GROSS Salary: The salary range is:
Employee/Employer Paid: $ 122,732.64 - $136,133.00 (Depending on Experience)
Employer Paid: $ 105,130.80- $116,602.00 (Depending RQ ([SHULHQFH
DUTY STATION: Carson City, Nevada
DEADLINE: This recruitment will be Open until further notice or until the
recruitment satisfies the need of the Agency. This job posting may also be used to
fill more than one Deputy Attorney General position.
POSITION STATUS: This position is exempt (FLSA) and serves at the will of
the Attorney General. Employment is contingent upon completion of NCIC/
NCJIS criminal background and a fingerprint history check.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position will serve as a Senior Deputy
Attorney General in the Attorney General's Bureau of Litigation, Public Safety
Division. It involves handling the defense of lawsuits against the State of
Nevada, including State officials, agencies, and employees, with the primary
responsibility of providing representation in inmate civil rights lawsuits and
legal advice to the Nevada Department of Corrections. This attorney position
may also include providing legal representation to other agencies, boards,
commissions, officials and employees of the State of Nevada. This position
requires the carrying of an active, substantial litigation case load plus other
duties and responsibilities that may be assigned. This position will provide the
successful candidate with a wealth of in-person courtroom experience, ranging
from small claims cases through both state and federal district courts. The
successful candidate will also have the opportunity to potentially work with the
appellate team in representing State of Nevada and its employees in the
Telephone: 775-684-1100
Fax: 775-684-1108
Twitter: @NevadaAG
Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral
YouTube: /NevadaAG

appellate courts of Nevada as well as the United States Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit.
POSITION CHARACTERISTICS: This is primarily a litigation position.
A significant amount of the workload will involve representation of the
Nevada Department of Corrections and its officials and employees in inmate
civil rights litigation instituted in federal and state courts in Nevada.
Candidates will be expected to already possess or be capable of developing, a
high degree of litigation skill and expertise. Candidates must possess
self-motivation and strong organizational skills. The attorney chosen for this
position will have superior legal research, writing, and advocacy skills, fully
developed public speaking ability, and knowledge of both State and federal
court procedures. Candidates must have excellent communication, time
management, and interpersonal skills. The candidate selected for this position will
be working in a team-orientated environment in which attorneys and support staff
work in concert to best represent the State of Nevada and its agencies.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: This position is responsible for maintaining an
active litigation caseload. Typically, duties will involve handling all stages of
state and federal court litigation, including responsive pleadings, discovery,
motion practice, settlement, and trial.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: This position requires knowledge of substantive
federal and State law pertaining to prisoners' rights, the rules of civil procedures
for the federal and State courts in Nevada, the process for litigating civil rights
claims in the federal and State courts in Nevada, and the federal and State
rules of evidence. 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 relating to the
composition and preparation of documents, correspondence and court papers.
This position further requires knowledge of the rules of professional
responsibility and canons of ethics applicable to the practice of law.
Skills Required: Superior litigation skills are desired. Candidates
must possess effective legal writing and oral communication skills. Candidates
must be capable of developing effective trial advocacy skills relating to the
presentation of legal and evidentiary matters. Candidates must be interested
in and capable of developing superior analytical ability regarding complex
legal issues relating to Constitutional Law, federal and state statutory claims,
and common law claims. Required skills also include planning, assignment and
review of work of the case load assigned to this position. Candidates must be
capable of working as a team on assigned cases. Candidates must be highly
professional, well-organized, self-motivated, punctual and prompt, and
possess leadership qualities and

characteristics. Candidates will be expected to contribute effectively to
the accomplishments of the goals, objectives, and activities of the Office.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires mobility to work in a typical office
setting and use of standard office equipment; working knowledge of Westlaw,
Microsoft Word and Outlook; typing and independent document production; and the
ability to travel to client offices, facilities, institutions, and the federal and
State courts in various parts of the State. This position also requires vision
capable of reading extensive printed materials and material on a standard
size computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and
over the telephone. Candidates must be able to speak in a clear and
understandable manner, and to hear and respond to questions posed.
Accommodation may be made for some physical demands for otherwise
qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate must be admitted
to the Bar of the State of Nevada and must also be eligible to practice law before
all courts (both federal and State), in the State of Nevada, as well as the United
States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Please note that the State of Nevada
does not generally pay for bar admission fees.
This announcement lists some of the major duties and requirements of the
position but is not all-inclusive of the duties and requirements of
the position. Candidates may be expected to perform additional job-
related duties and may be required to have or develop additional
job-related knowledge and skills.
Interested applicants must submit their cover letter (cover letter should include
how you heard about this position), detailed resume, writing sample, and a list
of 3 professional references to:
Diane Resch, Supervising Legal Secretary
555 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 3900
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Fax: (702) 486-3773
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of
its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map