Deputy Attorney General II-V Fiscal Integrity & Protection Unit

Civil Division - Department of Elections - New Castle County

Recruitment #103123-MUAF24-150100

Introduction

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 Fiscal Integrity and Protection Unit, to represent the Department of Elections and the State Board of Elections.  The Department of Elections is the state agency charged with registering people to vote, conducting fair and impartial elections, administering polling places, educating voters, managing campaign finance, and collecting and reporting election results. 


Career Ladder

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

Salary: 
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 Elections DAG will represent the Department and the State Board and will serve as a subject matter expert on their statutory functions, including all manner of statutory interpretation of Title 15.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice on matters related to the conduct of elections and voting, 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 skills required for this position include 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 Elections DAG must have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff and agency personnel.  The Elections DAG must have the ability and determination to learn and apply the relevant laws and regulations.   Membership in Delaware Bar is required.

Job Requirements

  1. State of Delaware Bar Association admission date

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.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Benefits

  • 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

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Accommodations

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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