Deputy Attorney General II-V - Human and Civil Rights

Affirmative Litigation Unit - Civil Division - New Castle County

Recruitment #092023-MUAF25-150100


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 a Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) to join its Civil Division Affirmative Litigation Unit, to represent the Division of Human and Civil Rights (“DHCR”). DHCR is the Delaware agency responsible for enforcing the Federal Fair Housing Act, Delaware Fair Housing Act (“DFHA”), and Delaware Equal Accommodations Law. DHCR also participates in the mediation of hate crimes, police and community conflict, school related issues, and state employment. Knowledgeable and experienced DHCR staff conduct training on fair housing and equal accommodations to residents, community groups, housing providers, businesses and other organizations.

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 DHCR DAG will represent the Division and will serve as a subject matter expert on DHCR’s statutory functions, including equal accommodations and fair housing.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice on matters related to personnel management, drafting and reviewing legislation and regulations, procurement law and Freedom of Information Act compliance, drafting and reviewing contracts, requests for proposals, and representing the agency or agency officers and employees in judicial and administrative proceedings.

The DHCR DAG will prosecute DFHA cases in administrative proceedings before the Delaware Human and Civil Rights Commission and in judicial proceedings in Superior Court. 

The skills required for this position include the ability to evaluate cases, determine resolutions, and anticipate legal issues with the ability to research accurately and effectively, as well as the ability to give sound legal advice to an agency client, based upon a thorough review of the relevant regulations, statutes, and other authorities. The DHCR DAG must have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff and agency personnel.  The DHCR DAG must have the ability and determination to learn and apply the relevant laws and court rules. Membership in Delaware Bar is required.

Job Requirements

  1. Admitted to practice law in the State of Delaware

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 be closed on or before 11/21/2024 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.


  • 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 and overtime 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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