Deputy Attorney General I-V/Fraud & Consumer Protection Division

Consumer Protection Unit - New Castle County

Recruitment #042224-MXAH01-150100


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 is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated individual to join the Consumer Protection Unit within the Fraud & Consumer Protection Division in the New Castle County office as a Deputy Attorney General.  

The Consumer Protection Unit has enforcement authority over more than 40 different state and federal laws, with a focus on the Consumer Fraud Act and the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act in Title 6 of the Delaware Code.  The Consumer Protection Unit prosecutes civil and administrative cases, and also conducts multistate investigations in coordination with other states’ attorney general offices. 

Please note this is a Casual/Seasonal position (maximum of 37.5 hours work per week) without healthcare benefits.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. Delaware Bar Admission or a willingness to sit for the next Delaware Bar Exam required. This position may be eligible for telework for up to three days per week.

**Initial Application Review Date: May 1, 2024**

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 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Essential Functions

This Deputy Attorney General will be responsible for all phases of litigation and other enforcement actions, including working with special investigators conducting consumer protection investigations, drafting and filing initial pleadings, conducting discovery, engaging in settlement negotiations, and trying cases before a jury, judge, or administrative hearing officer.  This Deputy Attorney General will manage complex litigation as necessary in all Delaware courts and will often be responsible for negotiating resolutions of consumer complaints.  This Deputy Attorney General will also provide consumer education to the public and work with other state and governmental agencies to address consumer protection issues.  

Job Requirements

This is a challenging position that provides an opportunity to investigate and litigate a wide range of matters including many large and complex consumer frauds.  This Deputy Attorney General should be able to work independently and meet deadlines.  Candidates should have a record of solid academic achievement, relevant work experience, and good writing skills.  Familiarity with finance or accounting is helpful, but not a prerequisite.  We seek an individual with a strong commitment to working in the public interest.  Delaware Bar Admission or a willingness to sit for the next Delaware Bar Exam is 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 may be eligible for telework for up to three days per week.
  • 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.
  • Initial application review date is May 1, 2024.

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.

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