Deputy Attorney General- CC

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Oct 21, 2022
Full Time Legal Services Other

Job Description

Announcement Number: 576423186

Telephone: 702-486-3420
Fax: 702-486-3768
Twitter: @NevadaAG
Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral
YouTube: /NevadaAG
Attorney General
First Assistant Attorney General
Second Assistant Attorney General
555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 3900
Las Vegas, NV 89101
November 4, 2019
Chief of Staff
General Counsel
Solicitor General
Position Announcement
Open Competitive
APPROXIMATE GROSS Salary: The salary range is:
Employee/Employer Paid: $80,638.56-$107,676.00 Employee/Employer Paid
Employer Paid: $70,344.72- $93,938.00 Employer Paid
DUTY STATION: Carson City, Nevada
DEADLINE: This announcement will remain open until filled.
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 Deputy Attorney General in
the Attorney General's, Public Safety Division, Carson City, Nevada. The position
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.
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.

Overnight travel may be required outside of the Carson City locale.


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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Candidates 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.

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.

This announcement will remain open until filled. 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:

Office of the Attorney General
Barbara Fell, Legal Secretary II
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, na-
tional origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensa-
tion and/or wages.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map