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New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Regulatory Officer 1


Law Research



Trenton, New Jersey, United States

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Legal Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for a Regulatory Officer 1. This position will be located in Trenton, NJ. This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.

Under close supervision of a supervisory official or other designated official in a State department, institution, or agency, assists with respect to regulatory matters, formal and informal, both legislative and quasi-judicial in nature, including matters related directly to administrative procedure and policy matters considered by the agency; does related work as required.


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in conducting legal research, analyzing and evaluating legal documents, rules, regulations, and/or legislation, or the review and analysis of regulatory matters in a government agency; or one (1) year of experience as an attorney.

SPECIAL NOTE: This position will primarily function as the immigration specialist for the Department and therefore candidates with experience in immigration law as well as those who have proficiency in Spanish, will be given preference.

LICENSE: Appointee must be eligible to practice as an Attorney-At-Law in the State of New Jersey. Must also possess a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners, or other license to practice law issued by any state in the United States.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees 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.

SALARY: $72,836.90 - $103,620.41

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume and documentation of eligibility to practice as an Attorney-At-Law in the State of NJ AND a Certificate of Good Standing issued by the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners or other license to practice law issued by any state in the United States as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job opportunity and send the file to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT: Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please do not submit your vaccination card at this time.