Assistant Unit Head/DAG - Criminal Division *internal/in house*

Domestic Violence Unit New Castle County

Recruitment #051724-MUAF24-150100


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 Criminal Division seeks a Deputy Attorney General to serve in a leadership position as an Assistant Unit Head in the Domestic Violence Unit in New Castle County. 

Essential Functions

The Assistant Unit Head will support in managing a busy trial Unit which includes 7 attorneys, 4 legal assistants, and 2 legal administrative specialists, in the prosecution of domestic violence cases in both Superior Court and Family Court.  This Unit works with all law enforcement agencies in New Castle County handling felony and misdemeanor cases.  In addition to mentoring and training Deputy Attorneys General in the Unit and assisting in the management of the day-to-day operations, this position will assist the Unit Head in representing the Department of Justice in meetings with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Counsel and assist in providing trainings to law enforcement and other entities throughout the State.  

Job Requirements

The Assistant Unit Head must have a good working relationship with police agencies and the Court and should have an understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and evidence-based prosecution.  Membership in the Delaware Bar is required.

Additional Posting Information

  • This position is Internal/In-House only.  Applicants may only apply if they are current employees of the Department of Justice.
  • Please be sure to upload a recent copy of your resume, as you complete the application process for this posting.


  • 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
  • Possible Overtime and Stipend 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.