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The following recruitment closes June 21, 2018

Corrections Attorney – State Agency Counsel Division

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

The State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an attorney with approximately five to ten years of experience to represent the Utah Department of Corrections as part of the Corrections Section. This position will primarily be responsible for representing Adult Probation and Parole in a variety of matters. It specifically requires an ability to prepare for and participate in evidentiary hearing as counsel for Adult Probation and Parole. Other duties include representing the client in court hearings, providing legal counsel on issues related to supervision of offenders, and counseling on preparation of Presentence Investigation Reports. Additionally, the position requires the attorney to respond to subpoenas and other discovery requests on behalf of the Department of Corrections, as well as provide contract and policy review, preparation of legal opinions, monitoring of litigations, responds to offender inquires, and other related responsibilities. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and have the experience and ability to immediately take over an existing caseload. Experience with the criminal justice system is preferred. Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. The position is located in Salt Lake City.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16220. A resume, writing sample and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is June 21, 2018 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 recruitment closes June 21, 2018

General Counsel Corrections Attorney – State Agency Counsel Division

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

The State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an entry level attorney to represent the Utah Department of Corrections. This position requires the successful applicant to assist in representing the State’s Sex Offender Registry and the Child Abuse Registry. The successful applicant will also assist in providing general counsel work to the Department of Corrections, including review and drafting of contracts, grants, policies, and administrative rules. Additionally, the successful applicant will assist the department in responding to document requests pursuant to GRAMA or discovery, researching and drafting legal opinions, and other duties related to general legal representation. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. The position is located in Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16221. A resume, writing sample and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is June 21, 2018 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 recruitment closes June 25, 2018

Contract Attorney – Justice Division

There is an immediate opening for a contract Assistant Attorney General to work in the Justice Division, This position will be located in Murray and is open to the public.

The Justice Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a human trafficking prosecutor in the SECURE Section, located in Murray, Utah. This is a contract position, not a merit position; it is funded by a grant through the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The grant funding is scheduled to expire March 31, 2019. The Office of the Attorney General intends to request renewal of the grant funding but there can be no guarantee that the funding for the position will be renewed beyond March 31, 2019. The position includes benefits through the remaining term of the grant.

The human trafficking prosecutor works with the SECURE strike force to provide support to investigators and to prosecute human trafficking cases throughout the state of Utah. The prosecutor also assists with human trafficking training. Preference will be given to candidates with criminal litigation experience.

The candidate must be a member in good standing with the Utah State Bar upon applications. The successful candidate should be eligible to be cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Background checks are completed as a condition of employment. Travel is required as incumbents will need to represent the State in criminal trials and other legal proceedings throughout the State.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16209. A resume and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is June 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only those candidates 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 June 27, 2018

Legal Secretary – Tax & Financial Services Division

There is an opening for a Legal Secretary to work in the Tax & Financial Services Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

Incumbents in this job perform a variety of legal secretarial duties such as preparing legal documents, scheduling trial calendars, collecting and organizing data and exhibits in connection with litigation and providing other related support to Attorneys and/or Legal Assistants as needed to expedite legal services in a state agency.

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Legal Secretary Trainee
This is a trainee job in which the incumbents acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to attain the working level of Legal Secretary. Incumbents receive specific instructions for completion of legal secretary duties from legal secretaries, legal assistants and/or attorneys. Work is closely monitored and reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Incumbents must have excellent secretarial skills, but need not have specific legal secretarial knowledge, skills and abilities.

Example of Duties:

  • Types and prepares reports or other written materials from source documents, transcription, etc.
  • Prepare and/or process documents; review for accuracy and completeness; update information and/or evaluate against policy; compare elements for consistency or logical relationships, etc.
  • Edits written material for accuracy, format, and arrangement of material.
  • Files documents with courts and assists in trial preparation.
  • Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and appropriateness for use.
  • Maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments.
  • Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
  • Receives calls and/or greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; provides information or directs caller/visitor to appropriate individual.
  • Maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems. Sorts, labels, files and retrieves documents, or other materials.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16186. The deadline for applying is June 27, 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 July 1, 2018

DCFS Attorney – Child Protection Division

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Child Protection Division, Southern Section. This position will be located in Provo 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 Fourth 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. 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 Provo.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16368. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application.  The deadline for applying is July 1, 2018 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 recruitment closes July 4, 2018

PLPCO Attorney – Natural Resources Division

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

The Assistant Attorney General position is a working level position with at least one year of experience in state and federal courts. Incumbents must practice law as an active member of the Utah State Bar in good standing. This position requires excellent written and oral advocacy skills and the ability to try both jury and bench trials of a complicated nature. Assistant Attorney General will be working with the Natural Resources Division providing full time representation to the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO). The incumbent will be taking over and conducting preservation depositions and participating in motions and other trial activities in the various avenues of active R.S. 2477 litigation as well as assume responsibility for activities in other pending litigation in which PLPCO is involved to protect important State interests. Travel is required as incumbents will need to represent their client agencies in civil litigation and other legal proceedings throughout the State. 

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 16354. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is July 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment. 


The following recruitment closes July 5, 2018

UTA Attorney – Highways & Utilities Division

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Highways and Utilities Division, under the new UTA Section. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office, Highways & Utilities Division, is seeking an attorney to represent the Utah Transit Authority in eminent domain actions and other civil litigation. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in litigation and government records law. Transit-related work experience is desired, but not required. Must have knowledge of laws impacting government entities and demonstrated experience in developing relationships with regulatory and funding agencies, internal staff and the community. Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience and be an active member of the Utah State Bar in good standing. Applicants must have the ability to analyze complex legal problems, apply legal principles and practices, prepare and present legal materials in a clear and concise manner, and present legal arguments clearly, persuasively and logically. Travel is required as incumbents will need to represent the UTA in legal proceedings throughout the State. 

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 16362. A resume, cover letter and a writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is July 5, 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 5, 2018

Financial Manager – Operations Division

There is an opening for a Financial Manager to work in the Operations Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

Incumbents of this job manage one or more fiscal activities. This job is intended for use where advanced fiscal theory plus advanced knowledge of pertinent policies and procedures are required to manage a financial program in a smaller agency or a segment of a high volume and complex function in a larger agency. Incumbents manage the development and implementation of new or enhanced policies and procedures as required in response to sensitive and complex issues or requirements; presents or defends system/data integrity and financial practices. Resolves difficult and unusual problems requiring expert knowledge and experience with interfacing automated fiscal systems. Generates, analyzes and presents custom reports and fiscal interpretations. Experience managing internal service fund billing structures preferred. Creatively adapts the state systems to accommodate special and complex agency fiscal needs, and designs or enhances agency unique fiscal systems to interface with state system to provide for special accounting requirements. Resolves the more difficult and unusual accounting problems, and ensures adaptations and corrections as necessary. May supervise subordinate staff including: hiring recommendations; determining workload and delegating assignments; training, monitoring and evaluating performance; and initiating corrective and disciplinary actions to include terminations.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 15890. The deadline for applying is July 5, 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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