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The following position closes August 10, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – Education

The Office of the Attorney General, Education Division, is seeking an attorney to perform legal services, specifically including contracts and procurement for Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. This attorney will work with Assistant Attorneys General who provide representation to Utah’s public institutions of higher education, as well as with the General Counsel for Dixie State University.

Legal work for institutions of higher education is extremely diverse in subject matter and often time-sensitive. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, first-rate legal acumen, broad knowledge of diverse areas of law, the ability to accurately, clearly and concisely communicate information and ideas, and excellent interpersonal skills.   Contract and Procurement experience is preferred.  

A minimum of three years’ legal experience is required.  Membership in the Utah State Bar and qualification for admission to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah is required. The position is a career service position upon successful completion of a one-year probationary period and the salary is commensurate with experience in conjunction with the career service matrix. The position is located on the main campus of Dixie State University in sunny St. George, Utah.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 22794. The deadline for applying is Monday, August 10, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes August 13, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – Child Protection

The Utah Office of the Attorney General, Child Protection Division, has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) by petitioning the Second District Juvenile Court to exercise protective jurisdiction over suspected child victims of abuse, neglect and dependency. This position is located in Ogden, Utah. 

Applicants must be able to manage a high volume of very active cases, moving at a fast pace with much at stake in terms of impact to children and families. Incumbent is also responsible to approve warrants to search for and remove children from parents’ custody; screen cases with Child Protective Services and law enforcement; perform legal research; prepare summonses, petitions, subpoenas, discovery responses, motions, memoranda, orders and other legal documents; and consult with DCFS representatives. They will represent DCFS at multi-disciplinary-team meetings, family-team meetings and mediation as well as at administrative hearings and defend appeals from administrative hearings. The successful candidate will prosecute abuse, neglect and dependency matters at shelter, pre-trial, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and other hearings; and will prosecute petitions to terminate parental rights and appear at associated hearings.

At least three years legal experience is required, with preference being given to applicants with prosecution or other trial experience. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and have the experience and ability to immediately take over an existing caseload. Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 24002. The deadline for applying is Thursday, August 13, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes August 16, 2020

Special Agent

The Utah Office of the Attorney General has two immediate openings for Special Agent positions in the Investigation Division. Candidate must be a POST certified law enforcement officer with demonstrated ability to investigate complex cases. This is an entry level position until the successful candidate completes a one-year probationary period.

Incumbent conducts investigations focusing on an array of major crimes to include: Fraud and Financial Crimes, Human Trafficking, Public Corruption, Conflict Cases, and other major felony crime in violation of the laws and regulations of the State of Utah.  Incumbent works closely with and in support of Attorney General prosecutors.  Incumbent performs a full range of investigative assignments. Investigations typically include researching and gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and documenting the investigative process, with emphasis on financial transactions and business operations, concealing or facilitating criminal conduct.  

Incumbent may be assigned in accordance with the needs of the division. A commitment to work in any investigative unit within the division is a condition of continuing employment. These units include the Special Investigations & Public Corruption Unit (SIPCU),Statewide Enforcement of Crimes of Undocumented Residents (SECURE) Strike Force, Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI), and/or the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Some assignments require investigations of the trafficking and production of explicit sexual images, including graphic and explicit child pornography. Such assignments require viewing of child pornography.

Most assignments include irregular hours, night and occasional weekend assignments. Overtime work could be mandatory. Travel is required throughout the State.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 24044. The deadline for applying is Sunday, August 16, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes August 19, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – Highways & Utilities

The Highways & Utilities Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an attorney to provide general legal assistance and representation to the Department of Public Safety in civil litigation and administrative proceedings.  This is a full-time, career service position with benefits. The position is co-located with the client at the Calvin Rampton Building, 4501 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT. This position requires a minimum of five years of experience, with some prosecution background preferred.

Work will include advising the Peace Officer Standards & Training Council in disciplinary and enforcement actions.  Responsibilities include advising and representing DPS executive administration and DPS entities in administrative and judicial venues.  This position requires excellent written and oral advocacy skills.  Applicants must be able to provide general counsel advice to government agency clients.  Knowledge of GRAMA and public ethics law is helpful.  Applicants must have the experience and ability to immediately take over an existing caseload.  Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. 

Applicants should clearly describe in a cover letter their experience advising or representing a public agency and any history working with law enforcement agencies.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 23936. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, August 19, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes on August 31, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – Education

The Office of the Attorney General, Education Division, is seeking an attorney to perform legal services for Utah State University in Logan, Utah. This attorney will work with Assistant Attorneys General who provide representation to Utah’s public institutions of higher education, as well as with the General Counsel’s Office for Utah State University.
 
Legal work for institutions of higher education is extremely diverse in subject matter and often time-sensitive. The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, first-rate legal acumen, broad knowledge of diverse areas of law, the ability to communicate information and ideas accurately, clearly and concisely, and excellent interpersonal skills.   Litigation experience in state and federal court is preferred, as this position is envisioned to address non-Risk Management covered litigation.
 
A minimum of three years legal experience is required.  Membership in the Utah State Bar and qualification for admission to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah are required. The position is a career service position upon successful completion of a one-year probationary period and the salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 24107. The deadline for applying is Monday, August 31, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The Utah Attorney General’s Office is committed to fair and equal hiring practices. You can view our office’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report here.

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