The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General. This position performs complex legal work in the Fraud & Special Prosecution's Section of the Criminal Division. This position will assist in the investigating and prosecuting of cases, such as large and complex fraud cases, organized retail crime, conflict cases and new cases referred to this Section daily. The purpose of this position is to identify, investigate and prosecute complex fraud cases in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona. This position will coordinate with law enforcement agencies and, when necessary, issue grand jury subpoenas.
• Drafts briefs, motions, responses, memos and pleadings for filing in various county Superior Courts; organize evidence and testimony for State Grand Jury presentations; present fraud cases to the State Grand Jury.
• Prosecute criminal cases; discuss with agents, supervisors, victims, and coworkers those matters relevant to investigations, case filings, and trial strategies.
• Appears in court, presenting evidence and arguments; prosecute trials on fraud cases, including plea agreements and court hearings. Responds to inquiries from law enforcement and the general public; consult with and advise law enforcement on criminal law issues; attend litigation status conferences and other meetings regarding investigations and/or cases.
• Responds to inquiries from law enforcement and the general public; consult with and advise law enforcement on criminal law issues; attend litigation status conferences and other meetings regarding investigations and/or cases.
• Attend meetings and training classes as necessary and required. All other duties necessary to complete the tasks necessary for this position.
• Must have high degree of knowledge of Arizona criminal law and procedures and court practices in Arizona counties and the State Grand Jury.
• Excellent skills in writing legal memoranda and reports.
• Trial skills and negotiating skills.
• Effective communication for professional, law enforcement, and citizen audiences.
• Skilled in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents and court decisions.
• Skilled in interpersonal relationships as applied to interaction with court personnel, agency personnel, victims, and government agencies.
• Ability to effectively plan, organizes, direct and monitor complex investigations/cases.
• Ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental agencies.
• Ability to apply analytical and problem solving methods to systems and programs.
• Ability to encourage teamwork through collaboration and communication.
Ideal candidate must have a minimum of three or more years of experience as a felony prosecutor within the last ten years.
• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
• Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.
The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at email@example.com.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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