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Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel Division

Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/05
Posting End Date: 2024/03/08
Category: Legal
Sub Category: Attorney
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 40.87
Maximum Salary: 52.89
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Salary: Salary $85,000-$110,000 DOE. Full state employee benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, sick leave, compensatory time for work in excess of a 40-hour week, low-cost downtown parking, PERSI retirement, plus options for medical/dental insurance, wellness program, 401k, deferred compensation program, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for qualifying childcare and medical expenses. Ability to partially telecommute is available.
The office pays the Idaho State Bar licensing fee and provides no-cost continuing education opportunities. The office is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Location: Boise, Idaho. As Idaho’s capital, Boise is a growing city of approximately 240,000 and serves as headquarters for several major national and international corporations. Boise offers a rich variety of both cultural and recreational opportunities. Idaho’s world-famous fly-fishing, biking, skiing, kayaking and hiking are all within close proximity.

Primary Duties: The Division seeks attorneys to provide legal counsel to state agencies and state elected officials on matters such as contracts, human resources, education, or general administrative law. Attorneys in the Division’s central office practice as part of a team of attorneys and support staff. While attorneys are the primary contact for all legal issues faced by client agencies, they may assist or receive assistance from their team on complex matters or business transactions for the State. Attorneys also provide legal analysis, written opinions, and advice to state agencies and officials on a project basis.

Attorneys use and develop expertise in a variety of legal practice areas including:
• Business transactions, such as real estate, procurement, information technology acquisition, and general contracting matters;
• Statutory and administrative rule drafting, interpretation and application;
• Administrative law matters, such as regulatory enforcement and administrative hearings; and
• General government matters, such as public records and open meeting law issues.

Attorneys develop specific subject matter expertise while advising assigned clients, however, such expertise is not required of applicants prior to assignment of a client agency. Practice in the central office allows attorneys to both work independently and practice as part of a larger team of the Office of the Attorney General. The team provides substantive support and collegiality.

Requirements: Active Idaho State Bar license required. Preferred qualifications – experience representing public agencies; experience advising clients in transactional matters and regarding statutory or regulatory interpretation.

Applications: E-mail letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. NOTE: You do not have to complete the standard application "apply now" process for this position. If you choose to do so, please also submit your letter of interested and resume to [email protected] to be considered for this position.
If you have questions regarding the job duties, email Yvonne Dunbar at  [email protected].

The Idaho Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. This position is exempt from state classified service, and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. This is an at-will position.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.