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DOL #23-253: Deputy Attorney General 2

New Jersey Attorney General’s office
Trenton, New Jersey
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office is looking for a Special Assistant to function as a Deputy Attorney General 2 for the Division of Law in Trenton, NJ. The salary range for this position is $110,546.27 to $158,260.13 per year.




The Attorney General has broad oversight of the state’s legal and law enforcement matters. As the head of the Department of Law & Public Safety, the Attorney General supervises a wide range of Divisions, Offices, and Commissions, consisting of over 2,800 sworn law enforcement officers, 600 attorneys, and thousands of other public servants.




The Division of Law was created on March 7, 1944. In the performance of its mission, the Division of Law has a broad scope of work. Whether it is in protecting an abused child, ensuring that a polluter pays fair cleanup costs, or defending the State against a claim, the approximately 500 Deputy Attorneys General that comprise the Division of Law each day put forth their best efforts. The Division is responsible for approximately 29,000 legal matters pending in federal and State trial and appellate courts and administrative forums. Of these, some 13,000 are litigation matters pending in trial courts; approximately 11,000 are administrative cases pending in the Office of Administrative Law and Worker’s Compensation Court; and 1,700 are appeals before State and federal appellate courts, including the New Jersey and U.S. Supreme Courts. In addition, the Division of Law provides legal advice and counsel to the Governor and all departments, boards and commissions within State government.


While the number of attorneys assigned to the Division may appear large, when the legal work generated by the 16 Departments and over 400 agencies of State government is allocated among these attorneys, the individual workload of each Deputy Attorney General becomes substantial.




The Financial Affairs & State Contracting Practice Group (“FAPG”)provides legal advice on many of the state’s most important financial transactions. The Practice Group’s lawyers regularly advise the Office of the Governor, the State Treasurer, and other state agencies on significant public finance matters, issues relating to bankruptcy, banking regulation, municipal securities, construction, condemnation, project finance, affordable housing finance, health care benefits, insurance regulation, pensions fund, administration and investment procurement, public-private partnerships, real estate transactions, State tax litigation, collections, and transportation financing.




Under the direction of the Director of the Division of Law or other supervisory official in the Division:

  • assists with litigation and functions necessary for the efficient functioning of the Division with specific emphasis on the Financial Affairs Practice Group (“FAPG”);
  • works on policy and guidance for statewide initiatives and priority projects advanced by FAPG;
  • works on finance, budget and state contract; works on tax and bankruptcy issues;
  • assists with interpretation and analysis of law, regulations and other official instrumentalities;
  • performs extensive research and writing on complex legal issues;
  • performs other related duties as assigned or required.





  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor.
  • Admission to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New Jersey is required.
  • Four (4) years of experience as a practicing attorney,
  • one (1) year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.    
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.


important notes:


  • All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.


Benefits Offered upon full-time employment:


  • Paid Leave Time
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Prescription Benefits
  • Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Retirement Plans
  • Telework may be available


HOW TO APPLY: If qualified, applicants must complete a Division of Law attorney application for employment found at https://www.njoag.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/division-of-law-home/employment/application/ on or before the closing date of June 2, 2023.


For more information, please visit https://www.njoag.gov/careers/all-job-postings/



Posted: 2023-05-03 Expires: 2023-06-02

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DOL #23-253: Deputy Attorney General 2

New Jersey Attorney General’s office
Trenton, New Jersey

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