Senior Deputy Attorney General

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jun 01, 2019
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1307047742

Telephone: 775-888-7420 ● Fax: 775-888-7309 ● Web: ● E-mail:
Twitter: @NevadaAG ● Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral ● YouTube: /NevadaAG

Attorney General

First Assistant Attorney General

Second Assistant Attorney General


Transportation Division
1263 South Stewart Street, Room 315
Carson City, Nevada 89712

Chief of Staff

General Counsel

Solicitor General

Position Announcement - Open Competitive

To be filled in the Carson City Office

POSITION TITLE: Senior Deputy Attorney General

APPROX. Salary: $105,338.35 - $116,839.00 (Employer/Employee Paid)
$ 92,391.49 - $102,490.00 (Employee Paid)

DUTY STATION AND HOURS: The position may be filled in the Carson City office of the
Nevada Attorney General's Office; generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
although early morning, evening and weekends hours may be required depending on particular
issues and cases; there will be travel and overnight stay requirements.

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

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides legal advice and counsel to and representa-
tion for the Nevada Department of Transportation on a wide variety of issues and in multiple
areas of law. This position has litigation and may have appellate duties.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties include day-to-day legal advice primarily in the following
areas of law: real estate, eminent domain/condemnation, inverse condemnations, contracts,
torts, construction, and environmental. Duties include providing specialized legal advice to
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) regarding methods of procurement of multi-
million dollar federal and state highway projects. These methods are increasingly complex and
this position works closely with the client to provide timely and effective assistance in these
and other areas, including public-private procurement partnerships, design-build procurement,
e-bidding, and contract compliance. This high level specialized knowledge often assists NDOT
in making major project decisions on short notice which are of great importance to the state
and to industry moving into the state. Duties may also including litigation in prosecuting and
defending state and federal lawsuits and administrative matters, as well as opinion writing,
drafting, and reviewing policies and procedures.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Applicants must have or develop knowledge of administrative
law and practice and laws pertaining to State government affairs including contracting
authority, the legislative process and open meeting laws. Applicants must have or develop
knowledge in the substantive law of eminent domain/condemnation, contracts, torts, construc-
tion, and environmental. Applicants must also have or develop knowledge of State and federal
civil procedure and rules of evidence.

Applicants must have litigation experience in one or more of the foregoing areas of law.
Applicants must have or develop a working knowledge of NRS Chapter 37 Eminent Domain,
NRS Chapter 405 Control and Preservation of Public Highways, NRS Chapter 408 Highways,
Roads and Transportation Facilities and NRS Chapter 241 Nevada's Open Meeting Law,
parliamentary procedure (Roberts' Rules) and applicable attorney ethical rules.

Skills Required: Applicants must possess skill in effective analysis of complex legal
problems and the proper application of legal principles to resolve problems. Applicants must be
able to research legal issues using online computerized legal research tools and engines and
draft legal documents including contracts and agreements. Applicants must have effective
skills in written and verbal communication, presentation of administrative and judicial cases
and effective appellate advocacy. Applicants must be able to function when necessary as part
of a team, contributing effectively to the accomplishments of team or Office goals, objectives,
and activities. Applicants must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, punctual
and prompt, and must possess leadership skills or potential. Applicants must also have
excellent time management skills and good interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires: mobility to work in a typical office setting;
the ability to use standard office equipment and to travel to client offices and locations and
courts in various parts of the State; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen;
and hearing and clear speech to communicate understandably in person and over the telephone
and to hear and respond to questions. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical
demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

BAR ADMISSION AND EXPERIENCE: 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. Litigation experience in one or more of
the foregoing substantive areas of law is required.

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.

Interested candidates should email, fax, or hand-deliver his or her cover letter (including how
you heard about the position), writing sample and resume no later than close of business on
July 12, 2019 to:

Dennis Gallagher, Chief Deputy Attorney General
Alice Coffman, Supervising Legal Secretary
Office of the Attorney General
1263 South Stewart Street, Room 315
Carson City, NV 89712
E-mail: Fax: (775) 888-7309

Closing Date/Time: 7/12/19