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The following recruitment closes July 19, 2018

Legal Assistant – Child Protection Division

There is an opening for a Legal Assistant to work in the Child Protection Division, Southern Section. This position will be located in Roosevelt and is open to the public.

The Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) position in the area of child protection in our Roosevelt office. Incumbent works under the general direction of an attorney in accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct. Incumbent possesses an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelors Degree in a related field or NALA, NFPA, or NALS certification. In addition, applicants should have at least 5 years paralegal experience, with experience in litigation preferred. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of information. The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. The Legal Assistant will conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained from investigations; review case files and be responsible for document control; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state courts. The Legal Assistant should be comfortable with processing electronic documents, electronic discovery and case management and be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Gmail, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Westlaw, and case management/document management software. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment. The incumbent will work closely with our Vernal office to provide coverage and assistance. Additional duties include general office duties, filing, phone coverage, creating client files and preparing files for Court, scheduling hearings with the Court, communicating with the client, maintaining attorneys calendar, ordering office supplies, maintaining office equipment and facilitating the needs of the office location.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16598. The deadline for applying is July 19, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.  


The following recruitment closes July 29, 2018

Environmental Attorney – Environment & Health Division

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Environment and Health Division, Environment Section. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Environment Section of the Environment/Health Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an opening for an entry level environmental attorney to represent the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Environmental, administrative, litigation and/or appellate law practice skills are preferred. The successful candidate should have some knowledge and/or experience with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act, RCRA and CERLLA and also have some experience representing regulatory agencies in administrative and judicial proceedings. In addition, the responsibilities include representing the client agency in contested administrative hearings, appeals and general civil litigation. The applicant should have experience in hearings and appeals and must be comfortable in a courtroom setting. Other responsibilities include reviewing and preparing written comments to permitting actions, proposed rules and policies. The successful applicant must have excellent case management, writing, and oral advocacy skills and the ability to work with others as a team.

This position is for an attorney with up to five years legal practice experience. All applicants must be members of the Utah State Bar in good standing and admitted to practice in state courts, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. This position is a career service position upon the successful completion of a one year probationary period, with a salary range of $65,000 to $70,000 per year depending on experience. The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16556. A resume and a substantive writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is July 29, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.  


The following recruitment closes July 30, 2018

Legal Assistant – Environment and Health Division

There is an opening for a Legal Assistant to work in the Environment and Health Division, Environment Section. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) position in the area of environmental law. The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of attorneys, and other legal assistants. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants may perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. This position requires at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, a bachelor’s degree in a related field or NALA, NFPA or NALS certifications. In addition, applicants should have experience working as a paralegal, with experience in complex litigation preferred. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of documents, including electronically stored information and data.The Legal Assistant will maintain the DEQ/APRO administrative hearing docket and coordinate with the ALJs as necessary.The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. The Legal Assistant will assist in case preparation including preparing for hearings and trial; locating, obtaining, tracking, and disseminating information and evidence; conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control; search public and private records; tracks dockets and case calendaring; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for e-filing in state and federal courts and other forums. The Legal Assistant should be comfortable with processing electronic documents, electronic discovery and case management and be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro,Westlaw, and case management/document management software. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16565. The deadline for applying is July 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.  

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