Office of the Attorney General

Human Resources Office

Notice of Position Vacancy #15-023


Date Posted: November 25, 2014


Applications must be received no later than: December 9, 2014


Job Description and Qualifications for:





Abandoned Housing Initiative

(Worcester Regional Office)



The Government Bureau seeks an exceptional and highly motivated attorney in its Abandoned Housing Initiative, Worcester Regional Office. The Abandoned Housing Initiative enforces receivership actions against homes left abandoned as a result of foreclosures.


Primary Duties: The successful candidate can expect to perform the following duties: meeting with community leaders and potential receivers; attending inspections by local officials in abandoned and blighted properties; coordinating code enforcement activities with local officials at the targeted properties; drafting, filing and serving notices, petitions for appointment of receivers, supporting affidavits and orders; negotiating favorable settlements with foreclosing banks and delinquent owners; and monitoring receiver’s progress through conclusion of case.


Position Requirements: Candidates for this position should have three to five years of civil litigation experience. Knowledge and experience in real estate law, municipal law, Land Court practice and/or mortgage foreclosure litigation is preferred. A valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle is required as travel is necessary to various courts and blighted properties across the Commonwealth.


Application Process: Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website. To apply online, visit the website via this link to register, create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application.  External candidates may only apply online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website.


Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:

Greg Dekermenjian, Director, Abandoned Housing Initiative

(617) 727-2200 Ext. 2888


Bureau/Division:          Government/Trial Division


Supervisor:                  Greg Dekermenjian, Director, Abandoned Housing Initiative


Salary:                         Commensurate with experience; to be discussed at interview




This Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.