Deputy Attorney General I-V - Domestic Violence Unit

Criminal Division - New Castle County

Recruitment #040224-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 seeks a Deputy Attorney General to join the Domestic Violence Unit in New Castle County.  The Deputy Attorneys General in this Unit are responsible for compiling and producing discovery, drafting motions and briefs, performing research, extending and negotiating plea agreements and taking matters to trial. This is a Unit with a very high volume of cases with a number of court calendars scheduled per week.

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 position involves the prosecution of domestic violence related crimes spanning between Family Court and Superior Court.  All applicants need to work well with law enforcement and victim service specialists to navigate this specialized subject matter.  In addition to handling all Domestic Violence related misdemeanor matters in Family Court, this DAG will be tasked with monitoring and assisting with DV related cases in Superior Court and, occasionally, the Court of Common Pleas. The DAG will also be asked to attend trainings in areas specific to the prosecution of DV cases including evidence-based prosecution, stalking, strangulation, etc. 

Job Requirements

Strengths should include the ability to evaluate cases, determine resolutions, and anticipate legal issues with the ability to research accurately and effectively. The Deputy Attorney General must have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff, and Court personnel and must have the ability and determination to learn and apply the relevant laws and court rules. The Deputy Attorney General must work well with victims of domestic violence and other witnesses needed for court. Membership in Delaware Bar required.

Additional Posting Information

  • 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.  
  • This posting may close before 6/27/2024 upon filling the vacant position.

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 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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