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Attorney Eminent Domain #19088

utah office of attorney general
Salt Lake City, UT Full-time
Posted on March 16, 2019

Attorney Eminent Domain

The Utah Attorney General's Office, Highways & Utilities Division, is seeking an attorney to represent the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in eminent domain actions and other legal matters handled by the Division. Preference will be given to applicants with litigation experience. Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience and be an active member of the Utah State Bar in good standing. Applicants must have the ability to analyze complex legal problems, apply legal principles, prepare and present legal documents in a clear and concise manner, and present arguments clearly, persuasively and logically. Travel is required as incumbents will need to represent the UDOT in legal proceedings throughout the State. 

Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.

Typical Qualifications:

  • (includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
  • agency and/or organizational program(s)
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • legal processes and procedures
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
  • civil and criminal justice laws
  • understand and apply case and statutory law
  • evaluate information against a set of standards
  • use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history
  • perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques
  • laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)
  • make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • rules of evidence and civil and/or criminal procedure
  • interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation
  • principles, theories, and practices of judicial or administrative law

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.