Chief States Attorney



(Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)



Applications are being accepted for the full-time position of Chief State’s Attorney for the Division of Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut (PCN 4853). 

Pursuant to Article XXIII of the Connecticut Constitution, the Chief State’s Attorney shall be the administrative head of the Division of Criminal Justice, and with the thirteen State’s Attorneys, shall be in charge of the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters within the State of Connecticut.   For a full job description, follow this link:

Appointment shall be made by the Criminal Justice Commission in accordance with Sec. 51-278 of the Connecticut General Statute.  The successful applicant shall hold office from the date of appointment through June 30, 2026, and thereafter be subject to re-appointment to a five (5) year term.  The annual salary is $191,408.00 

 At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must be an attorney-at-law and shall have been admitted to the practice of law for at least three (3) years; residency in the State of Connecticut is a prerequisite to appointment.  Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut at the time of appointment.  Division of Criminal Justice application forms must be completed by all applicants.  These forms may be downloaded from the Division website at A job description for this position may also be viewed on this website. 

Two (2) complete sets of application forms along with resumes must be sent via U.S. Mail to: The Honorable Andrew J. McDonald, Chairman, Criminal Justice Commission, c/o  Human Resources - Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, 300 Corporate Place, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, Attn: Chief State’s Attorney (PCN 4853) and must be postmarked no later than March 25th 2022.  In addition, an electronic copy (pdf) of application materials should be sent to  Applications received by facsimile will not be accepted.

The Division of Criminal Justice is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.