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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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: email@example.com with Appellate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with “Consumer Protection Attorney” in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior Attorney” in the subject line.
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a Director 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 for or exploit Medicaid beneficiaries.
Applicants must have a minimum of ten (10) years of management experience and possess good judgement. Attorney candidates and/or candidates with prior healthcare fraud experience are preferred. Ideal applicants will have substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, as well as experience in state and federal courts in West Virginia.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Attorney candidates must also have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.
Please send your resume and preferred salary range to email@example.com with “Director” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Auditor” in the subject line.
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an Investigator to join the office. Ideal candidates will have a college degree, extensive law enforcement/investigative background, extensive surveillance experience and be computer literate in Microsoft Office and internet research. Candidates without a college degree who have in excess of 10 years of investigative experience will also be considered. Successful candidates must be able to conduct complex investigations, research and analyze information to formulate reports, conduct interviews and testify in hearings and at trial.
Please send your resume and preferred salary range to email@example.com with “Investigator” in the subject line.
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General seeks a highly organized, reliable receptionist for the Consumer Protection and Anti-trust Division. The receptionist is the first-line of contact for the office, whether on the telephone or in person. Candidates must be professional, punctual and highly dependable. Ideal candidates will have prior receptionist experience as well as administrative office experience.
Please send your resume and preferred salary range to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Receptionist” in the subject line.
Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist:
The Attorney General is currently seeking an Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist. This position will work directly with the Purchasing Officer, Controller and CFO to process accounts payable transactions on a daily basis. A successful candidate will be required to work in WV OASIS, resolve vendor problems, process client payments, maintain and reconcile a state purchasing card and perform additional duties as assigned. The location of work will be at the state Capitol Building. Accounting and WV OASIS experience is preferred.
Individuals wishing to apply should send their resume, references, preferred salary range, and any other information by emailed to email@example.com with “Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist” in the subject line.