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  • 512059
  • Full-time




Job Location:

Address:  15 S. 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $88,000 - $115,000

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division is seeking an Assistant Attorney General for the Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section (CLA) which represents the Department of Economic Security (DES) and the Department of Child Safety (DCS). 

Job Duties:

The attorney’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice to some of the over eighty DES social programs and agencies, including programs for the blind and visually impaired, Adult Protective Services, the Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration; representing DES and DCS in civil litigation and administrative proceedings pertaining to foster care certification and licensing, adoption and guardianship subsidy appeals, and protective services review team appeals; and additional tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable case law, statutes, rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
  • Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
  • Preference for civil litigation background.

Skills needed:

  • Effective oral advocacy
  • Excellent legal research and writing
  • Superior legal analysis and reasoning
  • Ability to provide reliable advice to the client
  • Exercise good judgment in legal advice and recommendations
  • Effective case presentation

Abilities needed:                                     

  • Experience litigating civil and/or administrative proceedings
  • Appropriate courtroom demeanor
  • Ability to build client relationships
  • Effective negotiation skills and persuasive abilities
  • Problem solving approach
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with giving consent to have your driving record run periodically.
  • Travel is required for this position.
  • 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. Writing Sample Guidelines:

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.

Selective Preferences:
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of legal experience, including   a background in all aspects of civil litigation.

The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
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.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

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.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.