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Deputy Attorney General, OAG, Criminal Law Division - Special Prosecutions Unit

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/16
Posting End Date: 2024/05/17
Category: Attorney
Sub Category: Legal
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 40.87
Maximum Salary: 0.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Closing Date: May 17, 2024

Start Date: July 2024

Salary: Salary depends on experience; $85,000 to DOE.

Benefits: State employee benefits which include low-cost health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, multiple retirement savings plans, flexible spending accounts, paid parental leave, and one of the nation’s best state retirement systems (PERSI). The Office is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Location: Boise, Idaho. As Idaho’s capital, Boise is a growing city of approximately 226,570 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, skiing, kayaking and hiking are all within easy access. Housing costs are moderate.

Primary Duties: This Deputy Attorney General position is a new position created by the Idaho legislature to serve as an expert on human trafficking in the Office of the Attorney General. The successful candidate will be assigned to the Special Prosecutions Unit and focus primarily on the Attorney General’s new statutory duties related to combatting human trafficking, including (1) writing biannual reports on human trafficking in Idaho that include specific recommendations for statutory changes in Idaho, (2) compiling training and educational materials on human trafficking, and (3) assisting local law enforcement and county prosecutors as they investigate and prosecute human trafficking.

The purpose of this new position is to provide an additional resource to those who are already combatting human trafficking in Idaho. This means working cooperatively with state legislators, the Idaho State Police, local law enforcement, county prosecutors, victim advocacy groups, and others to support the overall mission of combatting human trafficking. Frequent travel may be required, including both to attend and present trainings on human trafficking.

As part of the Special Prosecutions Unit, this position may also be required to handle other types of criminal prosecutions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications Duties: Enthusiasm for public service is a must. Must be licensed to practice law in Idaho. Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with external agencies. Must be comfortable presenting to both large and small groups, including to law enforcement, prosecutors, and the public. A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the fight against human trafficking and experience serving on a task force or similar team dedicated to achieving a common goal. Prior experience prosecuting human trafficking cases is preferred but not required.

Applications: E-mail resumes to [email protected]. If you have questions, please call Keri Ascherfeld at (208) 334-4545. 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 resume to [email protected] to be considered for this 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.