Deputy Attorney General 

  • State of Nevada
  • Fallon, Nevada
  • Apr 24, 2019
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1970796701

Telephone 775-684-1100 ● Fax 775-684-1108 ● ● E-mail

Attorney General

First Assistant Attorney General

Second Assistant Attorney General


100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4717

Chief of Staff

General Counsel

Solicitor General

April 23, 2019

Unclassified Position Announcement


POSITION TITLE: Deputy Attorney General - Grant Funded Position

GROSS Salary: Approximate Salary:
Employee/Employer Paid: $78,283.30 - $104,540.00
Employer Paid: $68,669.94 - $91,701.00


POSITION STATUS: Exempt (FLSA); serves at the will of the Attorney General. Employment
with the Attorney General's Office is contingent upon completion of NCIC/NCJIS, and a fingerprint
criminal history check.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a grant-funded position, providing specialized prosecutorial
services to Lyon and Churchill Counties (dual county region). The position will be cross-deputized
as a deputy district attorney to prosecute cases on the local level under the guidance of the local
District Attorneys of the dual county jurisdictions. The focus of the prosecution will be in the area
of crimes against women and children, including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking,
dating violence and sex trafficking. The project will follow national best practices as identified by
the granting agency, Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. The Deputy
Attorney General will work closely with the offices of each county District Attorney, local law
enforcement and community advocacy and services agencies to enhance victim safety and
perpetrator accountability, and will work closely with AG grant staff to ensure federal grant
compliance. This position will also be responsible for training law enforcement officers and project
area prosecutors and actively participating in regional multi-disciplinary teams and general
trainings in the dual county region. Provided training will focus on implementing best practices to
improve prosecution outcomes such as evidence-based case building, working with advocates
and furthering coordinated community responses for the purpose of developing a greater
understanding among professionals within and outside of the criminal justice system.

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS: The person chosen for the position will have excellent legal
research and writing skills, fully developed public speaking ability, and knowledge of State and
Federal court procedures. He/she will also have excellent communication and time management
skills, and good interpersonal skills.

Position Announcement - Deputy Attorney General


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: This position requires knowledge of criminal law; powers and duties
of the State Attorney General; State and Federal criminal and appellate procedure and rules of
evidence; computer applications, particularly as related to the performance of legal research; and
rules of ethics in the practice of law.

Skills Required: Applicants must possess skill in effective written and verbal
communication; presentation of judicial cases; effective appellate advocacy; ability to train law
enforcement and prosecutorial professionals in the area of domestic violence, dating violence,
sexual assault and stalking; analysis of complex legal problems, and proper application of legal
principles to resolve problems. Applicants must be highly professional, well organized, self-
motivated, and punctual. Ability to regularly perform lengthy rural driving trips is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires mobility to work in a typical office setting using
standard office equipment and to travel to courts throughout the dual county Region. It also
requires vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to
communicate in person and over the telephone. The applicant must be able to speak in a clear
and understandable manner, and to hear and respond to questions posed. Accommodation may
be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and
request such accommodation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited law school is required.
Applicants must possess a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Nevada and be
eligible to practice law before the Courts of the State of Nevada and the Federal, District and
Appellate Courts. Applicants must have a valid Nevada driver's license at the time of appointment
and for continued employment and be in good standing with the Bar of the State of Nevada.

This position announcement lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not
all-inclusive. The incumbent may be expected to perform additional job-related duties and
may be required to have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.
This project is funded through September 30, 2021.

This announcement will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit their
resume, cover letter and a writing sample via e-mail, U.S. Post mail or hand deliver to:

Debbie Tanaka
Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4717
(775) 684-1110

The Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer.
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied