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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.

A. Bolton Caldwell Fellowship – Solicitor General Division: The West Virginia Attorney General's Office welcomes applications from recent law school graduates (graduation years 2017-2022) for a fellowship in the Solicitor General’s group.

The Position

Fellows will serve 2-year or 1-year full-time terms based on interest and the Office’s needs. Anticipated start dates in early 2023. All fellowship positions are based out of scenic Charleston.

Excellent research and writing skills are required. Although we encourage all qualifying candidates to apply, we are particularly interested in seeing applicants with:

  • Federal or state clerkship experience
  • Substantive experience in appellate or administrative law, whether in public or private practice
  • Excellent law school grades
  • Membership on a law review or journal; or
  • Participation in moot court, mock trial, or similar law school advocacy programs.

The fellowship program is designed for lawyers interested in gaining substantive appellate litigation experience in a practice group focused on federalism and the role of state litigants in state and federal courts. Primary responsibilities will include drafting appellate party and amicus briefs, dispositive motions, and administrative comments; drafting Attorney General Opinions; and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers. The fellowship may also involve oral argument opportunities in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, as well as formal and informal training opportunities throughout the fellowship.

The Solicitor General Group

The SG group focuses heavily on national matters involving constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative overreach, and other significant issues for the State. Recently, for example, the group won a 6-3 victory checking the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreach in a landmark case before the Supreme Court (West Virginia v. EPA), and successfully defended one of the country’s most expansive school-choice programs in the State’s supreme court (West Virginia v. Beaver).

As the SG oversees all appeals involving the State of West Virginia and state officers, the group also works closely with lawyers across the entire Office. Its docket spans a variety of subject areas, both civil and criminal. The group practices at all levels in state and federal courts, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, and attorneys take significant responsibility for their matters and contribute at highly substantive levels. Fellows can expect similar appellate, administrative, and general litigation opportunities as they work with the Attorney General, SG, and other members of the SG group.

The Application Process

Applicants should submit their resume, two writing samples, three professional references, and a cover letter to jobs@wvago.gov no later than January 3, 2023. The subject should indicate "Bolton Fellowship".

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A. Bolton Caldwell was a true Mountaineer and champion of the rule of law. He served as West Virginia’s first and fifth Attorney General. A graduate of Harvard Law School and former U.S. Attorney, state prosecutor, and West Virginia circuit court judge, Caldwell shepherded the Office of the Attorney General through its earliest years following West Virginia’s creation as a State. Caldwell and his brother are also credited with ensuring that Ohio County remained in the union at the outbreak of the Civil War – making the city of Wheeling a part of West Virginia today.

Fraud Analyst: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a Fraud Analyst for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”). The MFCU is charged with investigating, prosecuting and obtaining criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes as well as investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities.

To fulfill these obligations, the MFCU works to identify and investigate fraud committed by hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, home health agencies, transportation providers, clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, nurses, and other Medicaid providers – as well as individuals, who, for their own financial benefit, interfere with quality healthcare or exploit Medicaid beneficiaries.

Qualified applicants must possess good judgment and the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of auditing, accounting, and fiscal control
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated experience inspecting and evaluating financial records
  • Ability to conduct complex audits
  • Ability to reason logically, analyze situations accurately, and recommend an effective course of action
  • Ability to work cooperatively with attorneys, agents, support staff, technical staff, consultants, and the general public
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • One to two years of relevant, progressive work experience (typically in Auditing, Investigations or Data Analysis)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or other relevant field. One year of relevant experience (typically in Auditing, Investigations or Data Analysis) may be substituted for each year of required education. For example: If a position requires a Bachelor's degree and an applicant has no college credits, the applicant may substitute four years of relevant, progressive work experience for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field
  • Experience working with Medicaid or Medicare claims systems and data
  • Knowledge of medical coding and billing procedures
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Experience conducting white-collar crime financial analysis, data analytics, or auditing
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to financial crimes, health care fraud, or financial exploitation
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and audit practices related to investigations of financial crimes, health care fraud, or financial exploitation
  • Knowledge of health care privacy, security, and other related regulations
  • Skill in selecting, implementing, and modifying audit plans from preparatory procedures through final reports

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to::

  • Independently conducting audits and examinations related to healthcare fraud and/or the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults in Medicaid-funded facilities
  • Applying statistical sampling techniques; querying, examining and analyzing Medicaid claims data; and identifying Medicaid overpayments
  • Conducting forensic analysis of Medicaid claims data, medical records, and financial information provided by the Medicaid program, program providers, and other relevant entities
  • Analyzing complex financial records, healthcare billing data, and other relevant information to identify patterns of fraud and relevant evidence for use in criminal and civil investigations of alleged healthcare fraud and/or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults
  • Composing analysis summaries, reports of findings, and other case documentation
  • Utilizing audit findings to identify violations of program regulations and applicable laws
  • Preparing court and grand jury exhibits for use by MFCU attorneys and other prosecutors, and testifying as an expert witness in state and federal prosecutions
  • Participating in training programs, conferences and seminars to enhance proficiency and knowledge
  • Complying with the goals, policies, procedures, and strategic plans adopted and implemented by the Attorney General and/or the MFCU Director
  • Performing other tasks as requested.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Fraud Analyst" in the subject line.

Investigative Auditor: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an Investigative Auditor for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”). The MFCU is charged with investigating, prosecuting and obtaining criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes as well as investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities.

To fulfill these obligations, the MFCU works to identify and investigate fraud committed by hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, home health agencies, transportation providers, clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, nurses, and other Medicaid providers – as well as individuals, who, for their own financial benefit, interfere with quality healthcare or exploit Medicaid beneficiaries.

Qualified applicants must possess good judgment and the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of auditing, accounting, and fiscal control
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated experience inspecting and evaluating financial records
  • Ability to conduct complex audits and investigations
  • Ability to reason logically, analyze situations accurately, and recommend an effective course of action
  • Ability to work cooperatively with attorneys, agents, support staff, technical staff, consultants, and the general public
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • One to two years of relevant, progressive work experience (typically in Auditing, Investigations or Data Analysis)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or other relevant field. One year of relevant experience (typically in Auditing, Investigations or Data Analysis) may be substituted for each year of required education. For example: If a position requires a Bachelor's degree and an applicant has no college credits, the applicant may substitute four years of relevant, progressive work experience for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field
  • Experience working with Medicaid or Medicare claims systems and data
  • Knowledge of medical coding and billing procedures
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Experience conducting white-collar crime financial analysis, data analytics, or auditing
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to financial crimes, health care fraud, or financial exploitation
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and audit practices related to investigations of financial crimes, health care fraud, or financial exploitation
  • Knowledge of health care privacy, security, and other related regulations
  • Skill in selecting, implementing, and modifying audit plans from preparatory procedures through final reports

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to::

  • Independently conducting investigations and examinations related to healthcare fraud and/or the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults in Medicaid-funded facilities
  • Carrying an investigative caseload which involves developing investigative plans; conducting interviews and interrogations; conducting complex financial audits; serving subpoenas; collecting, analyzing and synthesizing evidence; conducting surveillance and executing search warrants
  • Applying statistical sampling techniques; querying, examining and analyzing Medicaid claims data; and identifying Medicaid overpayments
  • Conducting forensic analysis of Medicaid claims data, medical records, and financial information provided by the Medicaid program, program providers, and other relevant entities
  • Analyzing complex financial records, healthcare billing data, and other relevant information to identify patterns of fraud and relevant evidence for use in criminal and civil investigations of alleged healthcare fraud and/or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults
  • Composing reports of investigation, analysis summaries, and other case documentation
  • Utilizing audit findings to identify violations of program regulations and applicable laws
  • Preparing court and grand jury exhibits for use by MFCU attorneys and other prosecutors, and testifying as an expert witness in state and federal prosecutions
  • Participating in training programs, conferences and seminars to enhance proficiency and knowledge
  • Complying with the goals, policies, procedures, and strategic plans adopted and implemented by the Attorney General and/or the MFCU Director
  • Performing other tasks as requested.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Investigative Auditor" 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, a writing sample, and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Legal Administrative Assistant" in the subject line.

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 Attorney" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General-DHHR: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time attorney to represent the Department of Health and Human Resources. Candidates will primarily be responsible for litigating matters in state circuit and administrative courts and appellate work involving juvenile abuse and neglect cases in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Additional work may be assigned to this attorney as needed. Strong written and oral advocacy skills are required to be successful in this position. This position is located in Charleston, West Virginia.

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

Criminal Appellate Legal Secretary: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General seeks a highly organized, reliable legal secretary to assist with the daily operations of the Criminal Appellate division. The Criminal Appellate division handles state and federal criminal appeals in the state supreme court and federal courts. Experience in a legal office setting is helpful but not required; a successful candidate will be willing to ask questions and otherwise familiarize themselves with the division’s processes and needs. Duties include managing incoming calls, coordinating with clerks’ offices, processing mail, opening and managing case files (including calendaring deadlines and managing often large case records), assisting with case filings, scanning/saving documents into a database, typing letters and interoffice correspondence, managing office supplies, and other duties as assigned. Ideal candidates will have administrative office experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and data entry, and will be dependable, proactive, and able to multitask.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Criminal Appellate Legal Secretary; in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Appeals: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is seeking attorneys for its Criminal Appellate Division. Attorneys in the division manage a fast-moving direct appeals and habeas docket—researching and drafting merits briefs, writs, and motions in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the federal courts. Attorneys also have the opportunity to present oral argument before the Supreme Court of Appeals. Attorneys in the division have significant responsibility over their individual dockets: Successful applicants will be strong researchers, clear and organized writers, and detail-oriented (able to manage litigation deadlines and complex case records). The division is also highly collaborative, with attorneys editing each other’s work and assisting with case strategy and argument preparation.

Prior criminal law experience, a judicial clerkship, and/or appellate litigation practice are preferred. Candidates must also have an active WV law license or be eligible for admission.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and writing sample to jobs@wvago.gov with "Criminal Appellate Attorney​" in the subject line.

Attorneys – Solicitor General Division: The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for mid- and senior-level positions in the Solicitor General’s group. Excellent writing skills required; clerkship and appellate/administrative law litigation experience preferred. Must have an active West Virginia bar license or be eligible for state bar membership, and candidates should have 3+ years litigation experience (including clerkship(s)). Positions are based out of Charleston.

As the SG oversees all civil and criminal appeals involving the State of West Virginia, the SG group’s appellate-heavy docket spans all practice areas across the Office. The group also works on statewide and national matters involving federalism, matters of first impression, and other significant issues for the State. 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 can expect oral argument experience in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as some federal court opportunities. The group is a small team, with all attorneys contributing at highly substantive levels. Responsibilities include primary drafting for appellate briefs, dispositive motions, and administrative comments; drafting Attorney General opinions; and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers. More senior positions include editing responsibility and helping to develop and drive litigation strategy.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and two writing samples (not edited by others or with a note explaining extent of edits) to jobs@wvago.gov with "Assistant Solicitor General" in the subject line.

Investigation Supervisor: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an Investigation Supervisor to join our main office. Ideal candidates will have an extensive law enforcement/investigative background, and the ability to formulate well written reports. This position will be responsible for investigating and pursuing individuals in violation of the Consumer Credit and Protection Act as well as other violations relevant to the various state agencies and boards. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assigning, directing and overseeing the work activities of investigators involved in conducting criminal and/or civil investigations of alleged violations of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Evaluating the progress of investigations, work product, employee development, and standard operating and administrative procedures.
  • Serving as liaison with other state agencies and boards, coordinating information, investigation, and enforcement efforts with other law enforcement and governmental agencies.
  • Developing policy, maintaining records, preparing reports, and composing correspondence relative to investigative work.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective reporting systems to ensure internal controls and compliance with legal requirements for investigations.
  • Conducting investigations for governmental agency clients, and internal investigations.
  • Supporting HR Department in coordinating and administering employee interviews, hiring, and departure processes.
  • Communicating with employees in personnel matters and maintaining compliance in all areas.
  • Conferring with attorneys and other law enforcement officials on case filings, legal processes, and procedures, and resolving problems.
  • Maintaining control and inventory over investigative equipment.
  • Appearing as a witness in court or other legal proceedings.
  • Developing and overseeing targeted special projects and office initiatives.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience performing investigations; experience completing complex data analysis; and a minimum of two (2) years of management experience. Applicants must possess good judgment and demonstrate the ability to supervise the work of other investigators. The position will be tasked with reviewing, editing, and finalizing reports of investigations and summaries including recommendations for corrective action.

Please send your resume, writing sample, references, and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Investigation Supervisor" in the subject line.

Legal Secretary – Consumer Protection: The WV Attorney General’s Office seeks a highly organized, energetic legal secretary for the Consumer Protection Division. This position will be located at the State Capitol Complex, Building 6, Charleston, West Virginia. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years’ prior experience working in a law firm with specific experience in civil litigation, experience working in document management and database programs, strong written and oral communication skills, and solid analytical skills, including tracking data and preparing weekly, monthly and yearly reports. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, be detail-oriented and work well with others. This position also provides switchboard phone coverage when needed.

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

Receptionist: The Office of the WV Attorney General seeks a highly organized, reliable receptionist. The receptionist is the first-line contact for the office. Candidates must be professional, punctual, highly dependable, and have a positive attitude. The position requires the ability to ask questions to determine specific issues presented, to know and understand Consumer Protection laws, and to make appropriate referrals for non-consumer topics. Duties include managing multiple phone lines, greeting office visitors, handling mail/faxes/deliveries, managing office supplies, mailing forms and brochures to callers, and other duties as assigned. Ideal candidates shall possess prior experience in customer service, interacting directly with the public, and the ability to deal professionally with callers, as well as administrative office experience including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and data entry. Must be resourceful, proactive, and able to multitask and manage stressful situations.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Receptionist" in the subject line.

Senior Assistant Attorney General-Consumer: The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is currently seeking an attorney for a senior management position in our Consumer Protection division. Candidates must have at least eight (8) years of senior management experience, specifically managing attorneys and staff as well as some day-to-day operations in the office. Successful candidates will have experience handling high-profile, complex, and multi-state litigation. Candidates must have an active WV law license or be eligible for admission. The Senior Attorney’s responsibilities will include some supervisory administrative functions, such as the use of time management software to maintain proper records of employee attendance and leave.

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

Litigation Attorney-Main Office: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced Litigation Attorney to assist with litigation and other matters in the Main Office. Candidates must have at least three (3) years of litigation experience that reflects a strong work ethic, integrity, and professionalism. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Experience with complex litigation or matters is beneficial but not 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 "Main Office Attorney" in the subject line.

Assistant Attorney General / Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office is seeking a full-time Attorney to join its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”). The MFCU is charged with investigating, prosecuting, and obtaining criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes as well as investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities.

To fulfill these obligations, the MFCU works to identify and investigate fraud committed by hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, home health agencies, transportation providers, clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, nurses, and other Medicaid providers – as well as individuals, who, for their own financial benefit, interfere with quality healthcare or exploit Medicaid beneficiaries.

Applicants must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented, capable of operating independently with minimal supervision, interested in acquiring new skills to assume greater responsibilities, and have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience handling criminal and/or civil matters. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to make strategic decisions regarding case development, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment. Candidates with prior healthcare or fraud experience are preferred. Ideal applicants will have at least five (5) years of litigation experience, or substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, as well as experience in state and/or federal courts in West Virginia.

Responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Providing legal advice on statewide criminal and civil investigations of healthcare fraud and the criminal abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
  • Conducting legal research and performing all other legal functions necessary for effective case development to ensure the best possible chance for a successful prosecution.
  • Providing expert legal counsel on complex issues involving federal and state law, rules, and regulations, including Stark Act violations, and nationwide multi-million-dollar global investigations involving major pharmaceutical companies.
  • Preparing and editing all documents in accordance with deadlines set by supervisors and colleagues, resulting in documents that are free of technical errors and properly formatted.
  • Assisting County Prosecutors as a Special Assistant Prosecutor where permitted, directly prosecuting criminal MFCU cases.
  • Serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) to prosecute Medicaid fraud cases in federal courts where permitted.
  • Pursuing civil remedies where civil recovery is appropriate by repayment request, demand letter, or civil lawsuit.
  • Answering the legal questions of Investigators and other Unit members, as well as providing legal support to the Director and Deputy Director.

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

Please send your resume to jobs@wvago.gov with "MFCU Attorney" in the subject line.​

Senior Attorney: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced Senior Litigation Attorney to manage litigation. Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of litigation and management experience which reflects a strong work ethic, integrity, and professionalism. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Experience with complex and multi-state litigation is preferred. 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 "Senior Attorney" in the subject line.

Special Assistant To The West Virginia Attorney General: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time Special Assistant to assist the Attorney General in a variety of matters. The day-to-day responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Performing special assignments and projects as directed by the Attorney General.
  • Conducting research as assigned by Executive Staff.
  • Providing transportation for the Attorney General to official meetings or events. Overnight travel may be required.
  • Monitoring of legislative and governmental affairs.
  • Serving as a legislative liaison to the Attorney General.
  • Assisting constituents with addressing and resolving issues.
  • Administrative responsibilities and other duties vital to office operations.
  • Preparing Attorney General with briefing materials for panels and stakeholder meetings.

The Special Assistant to the Attorney General is a full-time salaried position and the successful candidate will be expected to work and live in Charleston, WV.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, superior written and oral communication skills, an understanding of the legislative process, and the ability to handle confidential information.

Please send cover letter, resume, and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Special Assistant" in the subject line.

Paralegal: The Attorney General seeks a highly organized, energetic individual to provide paralegal support to our attorneys. Successful candidates will have: a minimum of five years prior experience working in a law firm with specific experience in civil litigation; experience working in document management and database programs; strong written and oral communication skills; solid analytical and legal research skills; the ability to manage large document productions, ability to use case filing and time management systems; proficiency with key cite, Blue Book citation, table of authorities, tracking cases and deadlines, calendaring, drafting correspondence; preparing and filing legal documents, and assisting in trial preparation including indexing discovery and organizing exhibits, documents, briefs, and appendices. The successful candidate must be able to make hand deliveries. Experience with Microsoft Office applications preferred.

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

Deputy Press Secretary: The WV Attorney General seeks a Deputy Press Secretary to act as a copywriter and media liaison. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations,​ or a closely related field is required, plus five (5) years of experience in public relations, public policy, journalism, or advertising. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer, editor, and communicator with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting tight deadlines. Successful candidates will have experience planning and implementing national, statewide, and local media strategies, including social media, writing press releases, op-eds, and organizing news conferences.

Candidates will be expected to work long hours, produce a high-quality product that meets exacting standards, and seek to enhance the reputation of the Attorney General’s Office as a top law firm in the State of West Virginia.

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

Consumer Advocate and Compliance Specialist: The Attorney General seeks a Consumer Advocate and Compliance Specialist to act as a public liaison for the following counties in West Virginia: Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell, and Wayne. The advocate will serve as a representative of the office at public events, provide consumer education, assist in the complaint and mediation process in the Consumer Protection Division and act as a point of first contact between the Consumer Protection Division and consumers. Ideal candidates will be excellent communicators with a history of working with the public and maintaining community relationships. Successful candidates must be able to speak in a public setting and be able to work independently and in a fast-paced environment while staying organized and meeting deadlines. Candidates will be expected to work long hours and seek to enhance the reputation of the Attorney General's Office and the Consumer Protection Division within the State of West Virginia.

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with "Consumer Advocate" 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 for 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; 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.

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.

Assistant Attorney General/ Civil Rights Division: The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time attorney for its Civil Rights Division.

The Civil Rights Division (CRD) is primarily responsible for representing the West Virginia Human Rights Commission in administrative hearings and Circuit Courts throughout the state, as well as on appeal and for extraordinary writs. The Civil Rights Division attorneys are charged with prosecuting cases when the Human Rights Commission (HRC) determines there is probable cause an individual, business, or governmental agency has violated West Virginia’s Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Fair Housing Act, or the West Virginia Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act.

The Civil Rights Division attorneys represent the Human Rights Commission in honoring its duty to eliminate unlawful discriminatory practices when individuals are denied an equal opportunity for employment, public accommodations, or housing accommodations based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, blindness, disability, or familial status.

To fulfill these obligations, the Civil Rights Division works to identify, investigate, and eliminate unlawful discriminatory practices that interfere with citizens’ equal opportunity for employment, public accommodations, or housing. In doing so, the Civil Rights Division pursues equitable relief and civil penalties to eliminate unlawful discriminatory practices and promote freedom and equality of opportunity for the citizens of West Virginia.

Additionally, the Civil Rights Division attorneys provide legal counsel and services to the Foster Care Ombudsman in administrative proceedings, Circuit Court cases, and matters pending before the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The Civil Rights Division also has representatives on the West Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and the West Virginia Commission on Holocaust Education.

Applicants must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented, capable of operating independently with minimal supervision, interested in acquiring new skills to assume greater responsibilities, and have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to make strategic decisions regarding case development, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment. Candidates with prior civil rights, prosecutorial, or employment law experience are preferred. Ideal applicants will have at least five (5) years of litigation experience, or substantial administrative hearing or trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of violations of law, as well as experience in state and/or federal courts in West Virginia.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of statutes, court opinions, legislative rules, and procedural rules, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to conduct hearings before courts of law and quasi-judicial tribunals on behalf of the agency. Experience in employment law, housing or public accommodation issues is helpful, but not required. The attorney may be asked to take on other duties as needed.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing legal advice regarding and litigating statewide investigations of unlawful discriminatory practices in the areas of employment, public accommodations, and housing;
  • Conducting legal research and discovery and performing all other legal functions necessary for effective case development to ensure the best possible chance for a successful prosecution;
  • Providing expert legal counsel on complex issues involving federal and state law, rules and regulations;
  • Preparing and editing all documents in accordance with deadlines set by supervisors, colleagues, and the Court resulting in documents that are free of technical errors and properly formatted;
  • Pursuing civil remedies where civil recovery is appropriate by repayment request or demand letter;
  • Providing legal advice to HRC Investigators regarding investigations;
  • Providing advice and counsel to the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission and the Commission on regulation, policy, procedure and other matters;
  • Providing support to the Director; and
  • On behalf of the Office of the Attorney General, participate in other projects and activities to promote and protect human rights.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed ten pages), and preferred salary range to jobs@wvago.gov with “Civil Rights Attorney” in the subject line.