- Deputy Division Chief, Civil Rights Division, MA, USA (password)
Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General - Boston, MA
Public Protection & Advoacy Bureau
Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an experienced attorney to help oversee the investigation and prosecution of civil rights cases in state and federal courts, as well as related policy initiatives. The Deputy Division Chief will be located in the Boston office and will be part of the Attorney General's Civil Rights Division. The Division investigates and prosecutes civil rights cases in areas such as education, employment, health care, housing, credit/lending, public accommodations, and the enjoyment of individual civil liberties. These cases involve challenging and complex enforcement initiatives, coordination with other state agencies and federal authorities, policy development, and close work with community and advocacy groups.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Deputy Division Chief will work closely with the Division Chief and assist in overseeing the litigation and policy work of the Civil Rights Division. The Deputy Division Chief will be responsible for helping to develop the Division's docket of enforcement matters and for supervising investigations and litigation in state and federal courts, as well as related administrative tasks. The Deputy Division Chief's supervisory responsibilities will include mentoring attorneys and other division staff, and assisting them with skills development as needed. The Deputy Division Chief will also perform many of the duties of a line attorney, including handling his/her own cases; developing policy initiatives; reviewing and mediating complaints from members of the general public; reviewing and drafting amicus briefs and proposed legislation; and conducting outreach with community and advocacy groups, including through speaking engagements and attending community meetings.
When applying for this position, you will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should include an explanation of your particular interest in working on civil rights issues.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.
The deadline through which you may apply to this posting is May 25, 2018.
Genevieve Nadeau, Division Chief
Civil Rights Division
The Attorney General's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General's Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.
Applicants must have a minimum of eight years of relevant civil litigation experience. Prior litigation experience in the area of civil rights or comparable affirmative litigation is preferred, but not required. Prior management experience is helpful, but not required. Must be a member of the Massachusetts bar.
In addition to possessing strong writing, research, advocacy, and communication skills, applicants must also have the ability to oversee multiple complex and challenging matters and must have demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills. Applicants must have some experience with public speaking. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with others, including other attorneys and staff.
Job posted on 10 May 2018.