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Employment Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​West Virginia Attorney General is seeking qualified individuals to help ensure that the State of West Virginia, State agencies, and other entities receive top-flight legal advice and representation. As the State's law firm, the Office of the Attorney General has a duty to the people of West Virginia to meet the highest professional standards, maintain a commitment to excellence, and zealously serve the public. 

Significantly, the success of our Office depends primarily on the dedication and talents of every person who works here. As such, the Attorney General is committed to finding, developing, and retaining the best people. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work and seek to make West Virginia better, join us so that we can build the best law firm in the State.

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please submit a brief cover letter, your resume, salary requirements, a list of references, and any other information you believe would allow our Office to evaluate your application to the following email address: jobs@wvago.gov

All employees of the Office of the Attorney General have access to great benefits, including health insurance and retirement benefits. Unless otherwise specified, all listed positions are in Charleston, West Virginia, and are open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Financial Officer: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”) seeks a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Position reports directly to the Attorney General and executive management. The CFO provides financial and operational guidance to AGO management, is responsible for drafting and managing the Office’s annual budget, provides leadership and oversight for accounting and financial matters, is responsible for the internal controls governing the accounting and financial tasks of the Office, ensures all financial and budgetary deadlines are met, reviews legislation to better understand its ramifications, and aids management in financial and/or operational projects. A successful candidate must have a strong foundation in accounting and management with the ability to provide guidance to management and staff while being able to complete daily responsibilities. A degree in accounting with at least eight (8) years of experience in an accounting and/or financial field including at least three (3) years of management experience is required. Preferred attributes include: a CPA license, a master’s degree, governmental accounting experience, state employment experience, wvOASIS experience, federal grant management experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Chief Financial Officer​" in the subject line.

Principal Deputy Solicitor General - The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for a senior-level attorney to be considered for the position of Principal Deputy Solicitor General. Excellent writing and editing skills and appellate and/or administrative law litigation experience required; U.S. Supreme Court or other appellate clerkship strongly preferred. Must be eligible to waive into the WV Bar or willing to pursue state bar membership. This position is based out of Charleston, WV, with potential geographic flexibility within the State on a case-by-case basis.

Responsibilities of the Principal Deputy Solicitor General include working with the Attorney General and Solicitor General to develop strategy for high-profile litigation involving the State of West Virginia and state officers and agencies; editing and some primary drafting for major appellate briefs, administrative comments, and dispositive motions; coordinating multi-state litigation and amicus briefs with other States; and researching and providing strategic advice on other important issues for the State.

All attorneys in the SG group gain significant appellate, administrative, and general litigation experience. The group practices at all levels in state and federal courts, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys in the group can expect oral argument experience in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as opportunities to present argument or second chair in federal appellate courts. The group is a small team, with all attorneys contributing at highly substantive levels.

Applicants should submit their resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to jobs@wvago.gov, or may reach out to Solicitor General Lindsay See for more information at lindsay.s.see@wvago.gov.

Civil & Appellate Litigation Paralegal: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to provide paralegal support to our litigation attorneys with a special focus on appellate litigation within our Solicitor General group. Successful candidates will have experience with cite checking, ensuring compliance with state and federal court rules, following citation conventions, and formatting/proofreading court filings. Excellent attention to detail as well as solid written and oral communication skills and analytical skills required; a minimum of five (5) years prior experience working in a law firm or other legal services context strongly preferred. Candidates must have civil litigation experience and be able to prioritize while working with multiple attorneys under tight time constraints.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Civil & Appellate Litigation Paralegal" in the subject line.

HR Generalist: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time Human Resources Generalist to be a member of the Human Resources (HR) Department under the supervision of the Human Resources Director to perform administrative HR and payroll duties.

This position will:

  • Serve as a point-of-contact for employees.
  • Maintain employee files and documents for on-boarding, off-boarding, benefits, and other employee change events.
  • Manage, update and maintain employee information in HRIS system.
  • Process status changes for employees.
  • Stay current with developments in HR compliance and best practices.
  • Have the ability to remain positive, collaborative, and objective under pressure.
  • Enjoy creating streamlined processes, anticipating potential issues, problem solving, and improving efficiency to accommodate an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned.

Ideal candidates will have an Associate’s Degree in HR or a related field and at least 2 years of human resource experience as well as have experience navigating HRIS platforms. State government human resource experience is preferred.

Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "HR Generalist" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General / Criminal Appeals: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General currently is seeking attorneys for its Appellate Division. Responsibilities will include briefing and arguing appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and other courts in a variety of matters including, but not limited to, direct criminal appeals. Experience with a judicial clerkship and/or two years of appellate practice are preferred. Candidates must also have an active WV law license or be eligible for admission.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, your resumé, a list of references, writing sample, and any other information you believe would allow our Office to evaluate your application to the following email address jobs@wvago.gov with "Appellate Attorney" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an attorney to join the Tax, Revenue, Claims Commission and Transportation Division. Ideal candidates will have been practicing law 8 to 10 years. Experience with tax law is preferred as well as litigation experience, excellent academic and professional credentials; superior oral and written communication skills; have outstanding legal research, analytical, and legal reasoning skills; and, the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding legal environment.

Candidates must also have an active WV law license or be eligible for admission.

Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Revenue Attorney" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is seeking a full-time attorney to represent the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Office’s Arts, Education, Commissions and Boards Division. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience. Candidates will have superior written and oral communication skills. Successful candidates will be aggressive and focused with the ability to produce a high-quality legal product under strict deadlines. Candidates must have an active WV law license and successfully pass a background check.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Assistant Attorney General" in the subject line.

Investigator – Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time investigator to join the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). This investigator will conduct investigations into healthcare fraud within the Medicaid Program as well criminal abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. Applicant must have prior investigation experience which includes independently managing cases from start to finish, conducting interviews, collecting, evaluating and analyzing computerized data and other evidence and drafting reports of investigative findings. Preferred candidates will have prior investigative experience in areas such as law enforcement, insurance, healthcare fraud and financial fraud.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Investigator – Medicaid" in the subject line.

Legal Administrative Assistant-Martinsburg: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General seeks a highly organized, reliable and energetic individual to provide support to our Martinsburg, West Virginia office. Candidates will have three (3) years of experience in an administrative office and using PC based software such as word processing, database or spreadsheet or in electronic document management, imaging or scanning documents. Ideal candidates will have law office experience.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Legal Administrative Assistant" in the subject line.

Legal Secretary: The Attorney General seeks a highly organized, energetic legal secretary. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years prior experience working in a law firm, the ability to manage large document productions, strong written and oral communication skills as well as solid analytical skills.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Legal Secretary" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time attorney to represent the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in litigation and appeals before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. This position will:

Candidates must have the following experience:

  1. Advise the client on litigation strategies
  2. Assist with policy development and implementation
  3. Engage with other state and federal agencies on the client’s behalf
  4. Advise the client on day-to-day operations
  5. Analyze cases for appeal
  6. File and respond to appeals
  7. Develop and implement targeted training for the client’s managers and employees, on issues related to conducting investigations, drafting reports, and preparing cases for litigation

Strong written and oral advocacy abilities are required. The candidate must be comfortable practicing independently with limited clerical support. The position is in Martinsburg, West Virginia with a significant amount of travel in the Eastern panhandle and North Central West Virginia is required.

Candidates must also have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.

Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with DHHR Attorney in the subject line.

Attorneys – Solicitor General Division: The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for positions in the Solicitor General’s group, including a junior/mid-level attorney and a mid- to senior-level attorney to be considered for the position of Deputy Solicitor General. Excellent writing skills required; clerkship and appellate/administrative law litigation experience preferred. Must be eligible to waive into the WV Bar or willing to pursue state bar membership. Positions are based out of Charleston, WV, with some geographic flexibility within the State.

All attorneys in the SG group gain significant appellate, administrative, and general litigation experience. The group practices at all levels in state and federal courts, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys in the group can expect oral argument experience in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as opportunities to present argument or second chair in federal appellate courts. The group is a small team, with all attorneys taking primary responsibility for their matters and contributing at highly substantive levels. Responsibilities include primary drafting for major appellate briefs and administrative comments (as well as editing other team members' drafts for the Deputy position); coordinating multi-state efforts for amicus briefs and multi-state litigation; researching and drafting Attorney General opinions, and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers.

Applicants should submit their resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to jobs@wvago.gov

Consumer Protection Attorney: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an attorney for the Consumer Protection Division. Ideal candidates will have consumer protection experience. Successful candidates will have a minimum of eight (8) years of aggressive litigation experience as well as mediation experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Candidates will be expected to communicate complex legal matters in a clear manner. Candidates must have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.

Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with “Consumer Protection Attorney” in the subject line.

Auditor – Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks several a full-time Auditor to join the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). The Chief Auditor will conduct investigations related to healthcare fraud and/or financial exploitation. Candidates will have experience collecting and analyzing evidence as well as conducting complex financial audits. Ideal candidates will have prior experience conducting audits, examining and analyzing Medicaid claims data and a strong background working with databases.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with “Auditor” in the subject line.