Closing Date: 8th June, 2023


Delaware's Attorney General, the State's chief law enforcement officer, has broad responsibility to combat crime, uphold civil rights, safeguard families, fight fraud, and protect consumers in the First State. In meeting this mission, Attorney General Kathy Jennings is supported by teams of talented lawyers and staff in the Criminal, Civil, Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights & Public Trust Divisions. Each of the more than 500 staff who work in the Office of the Attorney General are dedicated to serving all Delawareans with integrity and passion. Deputy Attorneys General, with critical support from criminal investigators, social workers, paraprofessionals, and administrative staff, prosecute criminal cases, enforce consumer laws, provide counsel to state agencies, ensure the public's access to open government, protect the abused, and much more.

Summary Statement
The Delaware Department of Justice, Civil Division, Departments and Agencies Unit seeks a Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) to be assigned primarily to provide litigation support for enforcement cases in the Delaware Department of Labor (“DOL”), Office of Industrial Affairs. This Deputy Attorney General will assist the Division of Industrial Affairs, including the Office of Construction Industry Enforcement and Office of Wage & Hour/Child Labor, with enforcement litigation.

Career Ladder
  • The Deputy Attorney General (DAG) career steps and salaries are based on experience, skills, and the number of years barred.

  • Pay Grade A14 DAG II Salary Range $82,000/min $86,000/max
  • Pay Grade A16 DAG III Salary Range $91,000/min $96,000/max
  • Pay Grade A18 DAG IV Salary Range $101,000/min $106,000/max
  • Pay Grade A20 DAG V Salary Range $112,000/min $120,000/max

Essential Functions:
Principal Accountabilities include: filing and presenting wage-claim and prevailing-wage-deficiency cases in the Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Justice of the Peace Courts and in administrative hearings before the Secretary of Labor; presenting on behalf of the DOL in administrative hearings before the Secretary of Labor on classification disputes, workplace-fraud violations, and contractor-registration violations. The position will also involve subpoena enforcement for the Department of Labor. The DAG may be requested to assist DOL in other matters.

This DAG will handle additional assignments as directed by the State Solicitor, Deputy State Solicitor, or Unit Head.

Candidates must possess excellent writing, research, statutory interpretation, and litigation skills. Experience in prosecuting non-complex litigation before Delaware courts and experience in prosecuting cases before an administrative hearing officer is beneficial. This DAG should be able to work independently and meet deadlines, with demonstrated legal ability and thorough knowledge of relevant laws and court rules. Membership in Delaware Bar is required.

Job Requirements:
  • Bar admission date, or expected date
  • Admitted to the District Court of Delaware, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, or eligible admission to those courts.

Conditions Of Hire
Membership in Delaware Bar is required; this DAG must be admitted to the District of Delaware, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, or eligible for admission to those courts.

Travel within the State may be necessary.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.

  • May be eligible Loan forgiveness (State and Federal)
  • State of Delaware healthcare plan
  • State of Delaware pension plan
  • Over 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • 3 weeks of paid sick leave per year
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Stipend and overtime pay opportunities
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