An opportunity currently exists in the unclassified service within the Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, for applicants who meet the requirements specified below:

TITLE: Deputy Attorney General 2 or Deputy Attorney General 1

SALARY: $79,247.71 to $114,890.41 $91,735.50 to $128,428.42

Division of Law
124 Halsey Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101


DUTIES: The supervisor of the Internet Privacy and Data Protection unit will have primary responsibility for supervising civil enforcement of state and federal internet privacy and data protection laws and regulations, including the N.J. Consumer Fraud Act, the Computer Related Offenses Act, the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The work of the unit will include responding to data breaches, unauthorized collection and dissemination of personal information and computer hacking. The supervisor will identify potential targets of investigations, supervise investigations and lawsuits (some of which will proceed on a multistate basis through the National Association of Attorneys General), personally handle selected matters and coordinate the activities of investigators in the Division of Consumer Affairs with the work of Division of Law Deputies.


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor. Admission to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New Jersey required.

EXPERIENCE: DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL 2: Four (4) years of experience as a practicing attorney, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; or, DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL 1: Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to candidates who have relevant experience in internet privacy and data protection matters.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility. If you possess the required experience and are interested in the position, you must complete an application found on the Division of Law’s website at

Please send the completed DOL application, resume, cover letter, Certificate of Good Standing with the Supreme Court of New Jersey, legal writing sample (indicating your name), and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript(s) before the closing date of May 3, 2017. All items are required and must be submitted in one package to:

Recruitment Coordinator


Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085

All submissions must reference job vacancy announcement #17-82.

Please do not submit your documents in duplicate; choose one delivery method: email or hard copy.

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