Deputy Attorney General I-V - Special Victims Unit **repost**

Criminal Division - Sussex County

Recruitment #022324-MUAF23-150100


Delaware's Attorney General, the State's chief law enforcement officer, has a broad responsibility to combat crime, uphold civil rights, safeguard families, fight fraud, and protect consumers in the First State. In meeting this mission, Attorney General Kathy Jennings is supported by teams of talented lawyers and staff in the Criminal, Civil, Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights and Public Trust Divisions. Each of the more than 500 staff who work in the Office of the Attorney General are dedicated to serving all Delawareans with integrity and passion. Deputy Attorneys General, with critical support from criminal special investigators, victim service specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrative staff, prosecute criminal cases, enforce consumer laws, provide counsel to state agencies, ensure the public's access to open government, protect the abused, and much more.

Summary Statement

The Criminal Division, Sussex County, seeks a Deputy Attorney General for the Special Victims Unit.  The mission of the Criminal Division is to represent the State in all criminal prosecutions and, in so doing, safeguard the human rights of victims and their families and the constitutional rights of the accused.  Prosecutors in the Criminal Division prepare, present, and prosecute cases ranging from traffic violations through murder before Delaware Superior Court. Additionally, prosecutors work in conjunction with law enforcement agencies by providing legal support and assistance with investigations. 

Career Ladder

The Deputy Attorney General (DAG) career steps and salaries are based on experience, skills and the number of years barred.

Pay Grade A12 DAG I  Salary Range $74,200/min  $81,620/max 
Pay Grade A14 DAG II  Salary Range $86,100/min  $90,300/max 
Pay Grade A16 DAG III  Salary Range $95,095/min  $99,360/max
Pay Grade A18 DAG IV  Salary Range $104,535/min  $109,710/max 
Pay Grade A20 DAG V  Salary Range $115,920/min  $120,510/max 

Essential Functions

This Deputy Attorney General will handle a caseload consisting of sexual assaults, and child death, abuse, and neglect cases.  This Deputy Attorney General will attend victim interviews at the Children’s Advocacy Center (“CAC”) and conduct pre and post arrest intakes with investigators.  This Deputy Attorney General will work closely with medical professionals, detectives, and child welfare professionals to investigate sexual assaults, child death, abuse and neglect cases; evaluate available evidence for charging; and prosecute crimes supported by the evidence.  This Deputy Attorney General will share on call responsibilities with other Deputy Attorneys General to assist police with after-hours investigations. 

Job Requirements

Strengths should include the ability to manage complex investigations; an interest in, and the willingness to learn and understand, medical evidence; the ability to evaluate criminal cases and exercise appropriate judgment in case charging and resolution; and the ability to anticipate issues in litigation with the ability to research legal and medical issues accurately and effectively.  This Deputy Attorney General must be able to develop a good working relationship with detectives, medical personnel, child welfare professionals, other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff and Court personnel.  This Deputy Attorney General must have the ability to independently try serious cases and learn and apply relevant laws and court rules to cases. 

Additional Posting Information

  • This posting may close before 12/12/2024 upon filling the vacant position.
  • Please be sure to upload a recent copy of your resume, as you complete the application process for this posting.
  • This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.  

Conditions of Hire

  • Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. 
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of hire.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


  • May be eligible Loan forgiveness (State and Federal)
  • State of Delaware healthcare plan
  • State of Delaware pension plan
  • Over 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • 3 weeks of paid sick leave per year
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Stipend and overtime pay opportunities

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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