The assistant attorney general heads the division of federal government responsible for administering justice at the executive level and enforcing the Law. This puts you in charge of pursuing those who go against the Law and also shape the national policy. You are expected to give legal advice to the government and also represent the state in criminal matters.
Primarily, you are to work under an attorney general, who will assign civil and criminal cases to you as an assistant. Insight and in-depth about constitutional Law and criminal Law will be an added advantage to you. You are also expected to work closely with crime victims and law enforcement agencies. Keep in mind that you will head divisions and offices of the United States Department of Justice, including tax division, civil rights division, antitrust division, and office of justice program.
Excellent work ethic, excellent writing ability, technical and negotiation skills are required skills for an assistant attorney general. The average salary of an assistant attorney general annually is $52,000. The educational qualification is a bachelor's degree in Law or other related disciplines.