Closing Date: 17th April, 2024

Description:

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:
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is currently seeking an experienced attorney with a passion for public service, demonstrated commitment to protecting the unprotected, and a desire to work toward the enhancement of police officer training and law enforcement improvement to serve as an Assistant Attorney General for our Ohio Peace Office Training Academy. This position will report to the London, OH office as directed.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy houses both Commission and Academy staff. Commission staff oversees training requirements and basic curriculum for peace officers, private security, local corrections, jail personnel, K-9 units, and humane agents, in addition to firearms programs for public defender investigators, bailiffs, probation officers, and parole officers. They also oversee certification standards of peace officers. Academy staff provides instruction in advanced, tactical, hands-on training for Ohio peace officers using the latest research, tools, and techniques..

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Attorney General are:
  • Acting and serving as an authorized agent of the Attorney General.
  • Handling and responding to public record requests directed to the Ohio Peace Officer training Commission and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTC/A).
  • Assisting in the development and review of policies and procedures and related documents to support OPOTC operations, and in the development and review of formal rules relating to the commission.
  • Monitoring legislative changes and case law developments that may impact the OPOTC operations, OPOTA/C lesson plans (basic peace officer, corrections, private security, and advanced training) or the law enforcement community.
  • Analyzing and interpreting legal issues, drafting legal documents and communications, corresponding with interested parties, conducting training and participating in stakeholder outreach as needed, and other duties as assigned to assist the Executive Director.
  • Responsibility for public record fulfillment as well as assisting with record retention and disposal schedules.
  • Assisting in the legal review of basic, advanced, and online training content for the law enforcement community; in the internal development and review of documents relating to policies and procedures governing the operation of OPOTA training operations; and in the development and review of formal rules relating to basic, advanced, and online training for the law enforcement community.
  • Assisting subject matter expert groups in the development and revision of training content as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Principal Attorney to assist in the development and delivery of training for the law enforcement community.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year of experience conducting legal research.
  • At least one year of experience tracking the legislative process.
  • Familiarity with the Administrative Law Process under ORC Chapter 119.
  • Familiarity with Ohio Public Records law.
  • Prior experience/familiarity with law enforcement training or providing training to police officers.
  • Familiarity with Constitutional and Criminal law.