Deputy Attorney General I-V - Juvenile Delinquency & Truancy Unit

Family Division - New Castle County (casual/seasonal position)

Recruitment #040524-MXAA15-150100


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 Delaware Department of Justice, Family Division, Juvenile Delinquency and Truancy Unit, in New Castle County, seeks a Deputy Attorney General.  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 high volume of cases and several court calendars scheduled per week.  Deputy Attorneys General in this Unit are responsible for prosecuting both juvenile delinquency and truancy cases.

***This is a Casual/Seasonal position, currently approved to work up to 37.5 hours a week, non-pension eligible without healthcare and/or other benefits.

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  Hourly Salary Range $38.05/min  $41.85/max 
Pay Grade A14 DAG II  Hourly Salary Range $44.15/min  $46.30/max 
Pay Grade A16 DAG III  Hourly Salary Range $48.76/min  $50.95/max
Pay Grade A18 DAG IV  Hourly Salary Range $53.60/min  $56.26/max 
Pay Grade A20 DAG V  Hourly Salary Range $59.44/min  $61.80/max 

Essential Functions

A qualified candidate’s strengths will include knowledge of criminal law and procedure, the ability to evaluate criminal cases, determine resolutions, and anticipate legal issues with the ability to research accurately and effectively.  Candidates must have the ability to learn and apply the relevant laws and court rules.   Candidates must also have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff and Court personnel.  

Job Requirements

Membership in Delaware Bar is not required; however, membership or current Rule 55 admission is preferred.  Candidates who are not currently admitted to practice, in any fashion, must have either passed the February 2024 Delaware bar exam, or be registered to take the next available exam (July, 2024).  

Additional Posting Information

  • Please be sure to upload a recent copy of your resume, as you complete the application process for this posting.
  • This posting may close on or before June 27, 2024, upon filling the vacant position(s). 
  • This is a Casual/Seasonal position, currently approved to work up to 37.5 hours a week, non-pension eligible without healthcare and/or other benefits.

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.


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.