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The following recruitment closes March 18, 2019

Attorney – Child Protection

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Child Protection Division. This position will be located in Moab and is open to the public.

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 Seventh District Juvenile Court to exercise protective jurisdiction over suspected child victims of abuse, neglect, and dependency.  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; performs 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. Incumbent will prosecute abuse, neglect and dependency matters at shelter, pre-trial, adjudication, disposition, review and permanency hearings; and prosecutes petitions to terminate parental rights and appears at associated 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. This position is located in Moab.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 19068. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application.  The deadline for applying is March 18, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. 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 March 19, 2019

Prosecuting Attorney – Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Medicaid Fraud and Control Unit. This position will be located in Murray and is open to the public.

The Utah Office of Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, has an immediate opening for an attorney experienced in complex criminal or civil litigation. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud in the provision of Medicaid Services. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes cases statewide involving abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable individuals who reside in all types of board and care facilities. The successful candidate will be required to become cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and assist with joint state and federal cases. Three years prior litigation experience involving complex criminal or civil cases is required. Prior experience in the health care industry is also preferred. Membership in good standing with the Utah State Bar is required. Salary is commensurate with experience in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office career service matrix. 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 19149. A resume and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application.  The deadline for applying is March 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 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 positions close March 24, 2019

Legal Assistants – Litigation Division

There are two openings for Legal Assistants to work in the Litigation Division. These positions will be located in Salt Lake City and are open to the public.

The Attorney General’s Office, Litigation Division, Employment Section, has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) position. At least two years of experience working as a legal assistant is required. Preference may be given to experience in complex litigation. The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of attorneys, and other legal assistants, primarily in the area of employment law. 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, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, applicants should have experience working as a paralegal. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of documents, including electronically stored information and data. 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 throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control and management; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist attorneys in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts and other forums. The Legal Assistant will also assist attorneys in investigations and case preparation to include, gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial and assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence. 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, e-filing 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.

May underfill
Legal Assistant II – $21.75/hr
Incumbent performs working level legal assistant tasks under the general supervision 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, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has a working knowledge of the field through on-the-job work experience. Incumbent has sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in making decisions to carry out assignments. Incumbent will assist in investigations and case preparation including gathering evidence, 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; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts and other forums. 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 18911. The deadline for applying is March 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 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 March 26, 2019

UTA Tort Litigation Attorney – Litigation Division

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

The Utah Attorney General’s Office, Litigation Division, has an immediate opening for an attorney to defend the Utah Transit Authority and its employees in tort litigation. The position will be housed at UTA’s headquarters office in Salt Lake City. At least 3 – 5 years of complex tort litigation experience in state and federal courts is required. Applicant should possess excellent writing and oral advocacy skills and should have the experience and ability to immediately take over an existing caseload and be able to try both jury and non-jury cases of a complicated nature.  Membership in the Utah State Bar is required.

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 18985. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is March 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 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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