An opportunity currently exists in the unclassified service with the Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, for applicants who meet the requirements specified below:
TITLE: Deputy Attorney General 2
(Special Assistant for Criminal Justice Matters)
SALARY: $79,247.71 to $114,890.41
LOCATION: Office of the Attorney General
25 Market Street, 8th floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: One (1)
DUTIES: Under direction of the Attorney General or First Assistant Attorney General, serves as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Attorney General. The Special Assistant will perform work of a complex nature concerning the development and implementation of Department policies and priorities that focus on criminal justice matters; organize, coordinate, and lead various working groups and task forces comprised of state, county, municipal, and federal law enforcement entities and other partners; act as a liaison with Department divisions and State agencies on priority operational, policy, and legal issues; represent the First Assistant or other members of the Executive Leadership Team on various working groups and at events; work directly with the Attorney General’s Executive Leadership Team on Department projects and initiatives; do other work as needed.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor. Admission to practice law in the State of New Jersey is required.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience as a practicing attorney, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
PREFERNCE: Preference will be given to applicants with a background in the practice of criminal law, who demonstrate an extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s criminal justice environment, law enforcement stakeholders, and who have experience participating and organizing in multi-agency working groups.
RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility.
RESPONSES PACKAGES MUST INCLUDE A COVER LETTER, RESUME, COPY OF LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S), COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING WITH THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND A WRITING SAMPLE (NAME MUST BE IN HEADER OR FOOTER OF WRITING SAMPLE) – ALL ITEMS MUST BE SENT IN ONE PACKAGE. RESPONSE PACKAGES WILL BE REVIEWED AND CANDIDATES WILL BE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW ON THE BASIS OF THEIR RESUME AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SUBMITTED. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF THE STATED REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
If interested, please send all requested materials indicated above before the closing date of August 17, 2018 to:
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
The “New Jersey First Act,” N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), requires new public employees to reside in the State of New Jersey within one (1) year of employment.
The Department of Law and Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $79,247.71 to $114,890.41 /year