Deputy Attorney General

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Sep 09, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Other

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1786410573

1B Attorney General

First Assistant Attorney General

Second Assistant Attorney General

3B Chief of Staff

General Counsel

Solicitor General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Unclassified Position Announcement
Open Competitive
Bureau of Government Affairs
Conservation and Natural Resources
POSITION TITLE: Deputy Attorney General
GROSS Salary: $91,224.72 - $121,803.00 (Employer/Employee Paid)
$78,132.96 - $104,328.00 (Employer Paid)
DUTY STATION AND HOURS: This position will be located in Carson
City. The hours will generally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., although early morning, evening, and weekend hours may be
required. There may be travel and overnight stay required for conferences,
working groups, discovery, hearings, trial preparation, and trials outside
the Carson/Reno area.
POSITION STATUS: Exempt (FLSA); serves at the will of the Attorney
General; employment is contingent upon completion of NCIC/NCJIS, and a
fingerprint criminal history check.
Primary responsibilities include providing legal services, day-to-day
advice, and representation to a wide variety of executive branch agencies
of State government primarily focused on representation of the Division of
Water Resources, and the Division of Environmental Protection but also
may include other clients, such as the Petroleum Fund Board to Review
Claims and Executive Branch Audit Committee in addition to other clients
as assigned.
POSITION CHARACTERISTICS: This position involves a combination
of transactional, regulatory and litigation-related tasks with an emphasis
Telephone: 775-684-1100
Fax: 775-684-1108
Twitter: @NevadaAG
Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral
YouTube: /NevadaAG

n litigation. Applicants with excellent litigation skills are preferred. This
position requires an ability to interpret and analyze a variety of statues
and regulations, and apply those statues in both regulatory and litigation
settings. Litigation tasks will require providing defense representation to
various state agencies, departments, boards, commissions, officials, and
employees in civil actions commenced in the federal and state courts of
Nevada. Some clients may request representation in an offensive capacity,
pursuing individuals and entities throughout the State for civil and
administrative violations of Nevada statutes and regulations. Candidates
are expected to perform with a high degree of skill, responsibility, and self-
motivation; possess superior legal research, writing, and advocacy skills,
and have knowledge of State and federal court procedures.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: This position will be responsible for
maintaining an active caseload and client assignment. Duties will include
drafting pleadings and papers, conducting legal research, drafting and
responding to discovery requests, taking and defending depositions,
making court appearances, preparing trial materials, preparing trial
witnesses, and trying cases in federal and state courts. Duties will also
include some appellate work, such as responding to writs and briefing
cases on appeal from the trial courts, and providing legal advice to state
clients. Additional duties include drafting and reviewing opinions,
regulations, policies, and procedures.
graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to a State Bar in
the United States. Candidates who are not admitted to the State Bar of
Nevada must take the Nevada Bar Exam within two years of joining the
Office. Candidates should have a minimum of three years as a licensed
and practicing attorney with two years of litigation experience.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of Nevada statues, rules of
evidence, local court rules, and appellate procedure.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Applicants must have or develop
knowledge of administrative law and practice. It is of particular
importance for applicants to have or develop a working knowledge of
Nevada and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

his position also requires knowledge and experience sufficient to be able
to acquire a working knowledge of federal and state statutes and the
common law relation to claims that be asserted against clients in state
government and how to defend against claims asserted. This position also
desires a knowledge of natural resource law. This position also requires
knowledge of computer work processing applications, particularly as
related to the performance of legal research and writing and use of
Westlaw and Word applications. This position further requires knowledge
of the rules and canons of ethics to the practice of law.
Skills Required: Superior litigation skills are important.
Candidates must possess skill in effective legal writing and oral
communication, effective trial and appellate advocacy, and presentation of
legal and evidentiary matters, superior analytical ability regarding
complex legal issues relating to Nevada water rights, administrative law,
constitutional law, federal and state statutory law, and federal and state
common law, and skill in the analysis of these laws in establishing
strategies in litigating disputes arising under them. Candidates must be
highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, and punctual.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the requisite mobility to
work in a typical office setting and to use standard office equipment. This
position requires a working knowledge of Westlaw and Word, and typing
skills sufficient for independent document production. This position
requires travel to client offices, facilities, institutions, and the federal and
state courts in various parts of Nevada and the nation. This position also
requires vision capable of reading extensive printed materials and
material on a standard size computer screen, and unimpaired hearing and
speech sufficient to clearly and effectively communicate in person and
telephonically from various venues and locations. Candidates must be
able to speak in a clear and understandable manner, and to hear and
respond to questions posed.
This Position Announcement lists the major duties and
requirements of the position and is not all-inclusive. The
successful applicant may be expected to perform additional job-
related duties and may be required to have or develop additional
specific job-related knowledge and skills.

nterested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing
sample to:
Sandie Geyer, Office Manager
Office of the Attorney General
100 N. Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Fax: (775) 684-1108
The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map