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The following recruitment closes April 22, 2018

Natural Resources Attorney – Natural Resource Division

There is an immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Natural Resources Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office Natural Resources Division seeks an attorney to represent the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands and the Utah Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining.  The successful applicant will advocate for the Division in legal actions, provide advice to the Division in its decision-making processes, advise the Board in all matters, represent the Board when its decisions are appealed to state courts, and perform other duties as assigned. A strong background in natural resources law, particularly sovereign lands, oil, gas, mining, and fire suppression-related law is preferred as well as having three or more years of legal experience.  Excellent teamwork, litigation, research and writing skills, along with current active membership to the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life, retirement and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 15567. A resume must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is April 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following recruitment closes April 26, 2018

Attorney – Child Protection Division

There is an  immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Child Protection Division. This position will be located in Cedar City 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 Fifth 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. The successful candidate will be 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 other DCFS representatives. The successful applicant will represent DCFS at multi-disciplinary-team meetings, family team meetings, and mediations as well as at administrative hearings, and will 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. Must be able to travel as required. This position is located in Cedar City, Utah.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 15571. A resume and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is April 26 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following recruitment closes May 1, 2018

Attorney – State Agency Counsel Division

There is an  immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the State Agency Counsel Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City and is open to the public.

The State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Office of the Attorney General has an immediate opening for an attorney with approximately five years of experience to represent the Utah Department of Agriculture, as part of the State Agency Section. This position requires extensive legal research and administrative rule writing capabilities. The primary duties of this position will be assisting the Department of Agriculture in legal issues related to recent state law regarding the cultivation, processing and registration of industrial hemp and cannabidiol products. Additionally, the successful candidate would assist the client in establishing programs, developing administrative rules, conducting administrative enforcement and hearings, preparing legal opinions, responding to GRAMA requests, and responding to state and federal lawsuits brought against the Department of Agriculture and the state. Candidates will also assist in other representations of the Department of Agriculture, including preparing legal opinions, monitoring litigation, and reviewing contracts. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and have the experience and ability to immediately begin the rule-making process. Current membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. This position is located in Salt Lake City. Some travel may be required.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 15639. A resume, writing sample, and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following recruitment closes May 8, 2018

Constitutional Defense Attorney – Constitutional Defense and Special Litigation Division

There is an  opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Constitutional Defense and Special Litigation Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office, Constitutional Defense and Special Litigation Division, has an immediate opening for an attorney to defend the laws of the State of Utah against constitutional challenges.  At least three years of litigation experience in 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.  Appellate experience is desirable, but not required.  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, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 15666. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is May 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.

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