Closing Date: 28th March, 2023


Job Duties:
About Us:
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has played a vital role in shaping Ohio's past and present and the work it does today helps chart the state's future. The office consists of nearly 30 distinct sections that advocate for consumers and victims of crime, assist the criminal justice community, provide legal counsel for state offices and agencies, and enforce certain state laws. In these and other capacities, staff members interact with tens of thousands of Ohioans each year.

What You'll Do:
Our Employment Law section is currently seeking an experienced attorney (preferably 5 years or more in employment law) with strong discovery, research, and writing skills to represent clients in complex federal court litigation involving employment matters as well as some administrative hearings, appear as counsel or senior co-counsel, handle large caseloads for multiple clients, serve as lead counsel on difficult cases, interpret complex issues of law, review work of lower-level attorneys and develop legal arguments.

The Employment Law Section provides legal advice and representation regarding an array of employment matters to all state departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions, elected officials and public colleges and universities.

The section's attorneys defend clients in federal and state courts against allegations of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability and other classes protected by law. They also defend state employers against retaliation claims brought under those same laws and constitutional violations brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

The section's attorneys defend clients against civil service appeals brought before the State Personnel Board of Review and against complaints brought before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They provide advice to clients regarding a variety of state and federal laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This position will work a hybrid in-person/remote schedule. There may be changes to the schedule based on training and operational needs. The headquarter location is 30 E. Broad Street, Columbus.

What's in it for you:
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage
Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Employee Development Funds
The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation
The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio pursuant to Section 4705.01 of the Ohio Revised Code

Preferred Qualifications:
5 years of experience in employment law

As a high-impact organization focused on protecting Ohio families, the Attorney General's Office knows diversity is our strength. Office leaders make it a priority to incorporate diversity and foster inclusion in all levels of our office. To learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion at the AGO, click here!

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Employees of the Attorney General's Office must have been in their current positions for at least 12 months in order to be eligible for consideration.

The Attorney General's Office may fill additional, similar positions as a result of this posting.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General per O.R.C. 124.14(B)(2).

AGO#: 23-03-045

Background Check Information:
Selected candidate(s) will be subject to the following background checks:
  • Criminal history
  • Driving record
  • Taxes
  • Drug Test

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