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Job Title: Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Litigation Unit
Job ID: 12413
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
It is the mission of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the public and ensure that justice is done. To continue to meet this mission, the principles of equity, inclusion, and employee well-being have become a foundation for all work performed at DOJ, on behalf of
The DOJ is committed to developing and supporting a workforce and culture that is rich in diversity and innovation. It is the department’s goal to ensure that all DOJ employees are empowered to be authentic, claim belonging, and thrive. This is your opportunity to make and be the difference.
In addition to working with a dynamic group of people, we offer amazing benefits, such as excellent health insurance, ample paid leave, flexible work schedules, and an employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and resources to help promote wellness.
Furthermore, employment within the state of Wisconsin provides job stability, work/life balance, and numerous intrinsic rewards from doing meaningful work.
Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of the public? The DOJ is looking for two (2) highly motivated and talented individuals to join our Division of Legal Services as Assistant Attorneys General in the Criminal Litigation Unit. The area of focus of these positions will be as a Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor or as a Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Resource Prosecutor.
This project position is headquartered at the Risser Justice Center located at 17 West Main Street in Madison.
This position will remain open until filled. First review of applicant materials will be December 7, 2023. For any questions, please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist at email@example.com or (608) 419-3546.
Under general supervision of an Assistant Attorney General Supervisor, this position provides a variety of legal services, through counsel and representation, to the Legislature, Governor, state agencies, corporation counsel and district attorneys. Enforce the statutes under the Attorney General’s jurisdiction.
The Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Resource Prosecutor position will be responsible for enhancing the capability of Wisconsin prosecutors to effectively prosecute domestic abuse cases and sexual assault cases involving adults and children by providing training, education, technical support, and prosecution assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement. The position will be responsible for providing technical, trial, and training assistance to prosecutors statewide on the many issues surrounding the investigation and prosecution of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases and collaborating with the DOJ Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor and the Violence Against Women Regional Prosecutors.
The Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor position will be responsible for enhancing the capability of Wisconsin prosecutors to effectively prosecute child abuse cases by providing training, education, technical support, and prosecution assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement. The position will be responsible for providing technical, trial, and training assistance to prosecutors statewide on the many issues surrounding the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
The Assistant Attorney General position is in pay schedule 09 and pay range 75. The starting pay will be between $36.00 – $54.00/hour (approx. $74,880 – $112,320 annually). Pay for current or former state employees will follow the provisions found in the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan.
Based on current funding, this project position is expected to end December 31, 2024. As a project employee, you will continue to receive all rights and privileges afforded to original probationary employees by state law, with the exception of tenure, transfer, reinstatement and layoff benefits.
This position may be eligible to work remotely up to 95% as part of a hybrid schedule, following an initial training period. Reporting to the headquarters in Madison occasionally, including reporting on multiple consecutive workdays if needed. Travel to the headquarters is not eligible for travel reimbursement.
High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work.
The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas at the time of hire or anytime during employment. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the
United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.
A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to selection.
Candidate must be a member in good standing with the Wisconsin State Bar upon appointment.
Please address the following in your resume and/or letter of qualifications.
Minimally qualified applicants must have experience in the following:
- Analyzing facts and evidence in child abuse, domestic abuse, or sexual assault cases at the investigative and charging stages to identify and exhaust investigative leads, to make ethical and tactically sound charging decisions, and to anticipate motions.
- Serving as first chair in felony jury trials.
- Preparing and drafting pleadings (including complaints), motions and briefs in child abuse, sexual assault or domestic abuse cases.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, a well-qualified applicant will have experience in the following:
- Criminal law experience at the federal and/or state level including: prosecuting multiple child abuse cases, domestic abuse, and/or sexual assault offenses, and serving as first chair on multiple child abuse trials.
- Pretrial litigation strategies in child abuse, domestic abuse, and/or sexual assault prosecutions including but not limited to: presenting expert witness testimony, medical testimony, responding to discovery motions for privileged or confidential records, admitting medical records, 911 recordings, or experience with confrontation challenges.
- Working with Wisconsin law enforcement agencies, child maltreatment providers, sexual abuse professionals, and/or domestic abuse professionals.
- Mentoring, reviewing, and editing other peoples’ written materials.
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, visit wisc.jobs, search for the Job ID or Job Title, click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Once logged in, click “Apply for Job” and follow the steps outlined in the application process. You will be required to submit a letter of qualifications and resume.
Each time you apply for a job; you should update and tailor your resume and letter of qualifications. You should clearly describe your education, training, and experience related to the items listed in the “Qualifications” section of the job announcement. These qualifications should be addressed in your resume and expanded upon in your letter of qualifications. This will allow a fuller assessment regarding your qualifications and those required for the job applying for.
Your resume should include the following:
- Your educational background including any course work that relates to the position in which you are applying.
- Your employment history, including experiences and/or duties and a summary of accomplishments and skills learned or used.
- Any training or experience, including volunteer work or internships, you have related specifically to the “Qualifications” section of the assessment.
- Spell out any acronyms and/or abbreviations the first time used.
Your letter of qualifications should include:
- Additional information regarding your past work experience, including volunteer work and internships, or coursework you have taken.
- Highlights of your most relevant skills and experiences as they related to the specific job you are applying for.
- Specific examples that clearly demonstrates your level of expertise.
What not to include in your resume or letter of qualifications:
Your application materials should not include any information that is not job-related, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, disability, or genetic information. Further, do not include any self-identifying information such as photos, social security numbers, political affiliation, citizen status or conviction records.
Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the process. References will be requested from top candidates once interviews have taken place.
NOTE: Current/former State employees interested in a permissive transfer, demotion or reinstatement consideration must also apply.
The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for positions. If any questions arise, please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 419-3546.
Deadline to Apply
This position will remain posted until filled. First review of applicants will be on Thursday, December 7, 2023.