Closing Date: 8th February, 2023


The Starting Salary for a New Hire to This Position is Limited to the Recruitment Range of $82,808 to $96,326. Salary determination is based upon the candidate's education and experience related to the position, as well as departmental budget and equity considerations.

Note to Current State Employees:
The salary grade for this position is LG08. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. Please detail ALL work history including non-state service experience. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY or MAY NOT result.

The North Carolina Department of Justice, led by the Attorney General of North Carolina, represents the State of North Carolina in court and provides legal advice and representation to most state government departments, agencies, officers, and commissions. The Department also represents the State in criminal appeals from state trial courts, and brings legal actions on behalf of the state and its citizens when the public interest is at stake.

The major portion of this position will be to represent the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (NCDAC), the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS), and other State agencies in all litigation matters that arise under N.C.G.S. 143- 291. These responsibilities include investigation of claims, drafting of responsive pleadings, conducting discovery, attendance at all pretrial hearings, trials, and appellate events. The attorney will be required to travel to those locations where the various litigation endeavors are conducted.

This position will also include client outreach, responding on an as-needed basis to queries from the client agencies regarding negligence and risk management issues. The attorney will also speak at conferences and teach at workshops for individual clients, upon request.

Representation of the State before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court in criminal appellate matters.

This Position is Not Subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This position requires travel and overnight travel.The North Carolina Department of Justice provides excellent representation and support to law enforcement, consumers, the State, and its people through teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to public service.

The State of North Carolina offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at Employee Benefits.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
The qualified applicant will have extensive and expert knowledge of the N.C. Rules of Civil Procedure, the N.C. Rules of Evidence, the Tort Claims Act, the N.C. Rules of Appellate Procedure, and any other related statute, regulation or code. The qualified applicant will be well-versed legal research and writing, oral advocacy, and overall litigation strategies.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and three years of progressively responsible professional legal experience. NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
The NC Department of Justice accomplishes our goals through our DOJ Organizational Values of Public Service, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Diversity, and Innovation. We encourage all qualified candidates who are committed to these values and want to make a difference in the lives of our citizens to apply for this opportunity.

Please Be Sure to Complete the Application in Full.
  • Note the following: If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date
  • Resumes and cover letters: To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. This information is used to determine if you meet the requirements of the position, and if you are selected, it is used to determine a salary offer.
  • Using the terms "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted and your application will be rejected as incomplete. Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.
  • Transcripts: Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. A copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application.
  • If a transcript has been requested, your application will be considered incomplete if you do not provide one. Using a photograph of your diploma is not acceptable.
  • Credit for foreign degrees will only be given if verification of degree certification is attached to your application. Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization like World Education Services to determine US equivalency.
  • Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form.
  • Veterans Preference: Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders.
  • Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if you are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If you are a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least 6 years and was discharged under honorable conditions, you must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22.
  • Application status: To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks. All applicants will be notified by email once a position is filled.
  • NeoGov Help Line: If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the NC DOJ Human Resources office.

The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act.

Contact Information:
NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603