Deputy Attorney General II-V - Division of the Public Advocate

Affirmative Litigation Unit, Civil Division - NCC & Kent County

Recruitment #052124-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, Civil Division, Affirmative Litigation Unit (“ALU”), seeks a Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) to represent the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate (“Public Advocate”).  This position is located in New Castle County with travel to Kent County as needed to appear before the Public Service Commission (“Commission”). 

Career Ladder

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


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

The DAG will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Advising the Public Advocate on legal and regulatory matters brought before the Commission; 
  • Drafting and reviewing orders;
  • Reviewing filings made by regulated public utilities and others; 
  • Communicating with utilities regarding regulatory matters, including complaints, public utility statutes, regulations, and policies;
  • Reviewing complaints received by the Public Advocate from regulated utility customers, often requiring interpretation of statutes, regulations, and utility tariffs;
  • Investigating and litigating rate cases and other utility regulatory issues, including drafting discovery, motions, and briefs in connection with such investigations and litigation, and trying cases before hearing examiners or the Commission;
  • Aiding the Public Advocate in drafting proposed legislation to amend the Public Utilities Act or the Public Advocate’s enabling statute; reviewing proposed draft legislation to analyze impacts on the Commission and the Public Advocate;
  • Advising the Public Advocate on legal and regulatory matters at the federal level, including matters pending before federal agencies overseeing utilities (e.g., electric transmission), and drafting comments or complaints to be filed with any federal regulatory agency;
  • Reviewing proposed regulations to implement the Public Utility Act; 
  • Advising the Public Advocate on FOIA; and
  • Other regulated utility-related general duties as assigned by the Public Advocate.

The DAG will also represent the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Appeals Board. Such representation includes advising Board members regarding the statutory provisions of 11 Del. C. §§ 9001 et. seq.

Job Requirements

The DAG should be self-motivated and able to work independently and meet deadlines. The DAG should have demonstrated legal ability and a thorough knowledge of relevant public utility laws and regulations. The DAG should be able to work with State agencies to identify potential issues and assist with addressing said issues in an effort to minimize and/or avoid future legal action.

Delaware Bar membership with no less than 2 years’ experience as a practicing attorney and eligibility for admission to practice in various federal circuit courts of appeal are 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 11/21/2024 upon filling the vacant position(s).

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

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at


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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