The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to focus on investigating/litigating consumer fraud cases, with a focus on auto sales and repair cases; educate consumers regarding consumer issues, including auto purchases, auto fraud, and deceptive or false advertising; enhance consumer protection law enforcement efforts pin areas related to auto fraud, deceptive or false advertising, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices; and conduct other programs intended to rectify violations or alleged violations of consumer protection laws.
This position will conduct all phases of litigation involving enforcement of state laws including discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals. Will identify, evaluate, prioritize and respond to complaints about possible consumer fraud and related unlawful conduct. The attorney will supervise and conduct formal and informal investigations. Will conduct consumer fraud litigation-including discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals-primarily in state superior court, but also in federal court and at the appellate level, where necessary. Research legal issues and draft memos, rules and proposed legislation. Read and interpret statutes, rules, regulations and recent court decisions in order to resolve legal issues. Prepare legal documents and pleadings.
May provide written and oral legal opinions and advice on a wide variety of legal and policy issues that arise in the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section. May also assist in legislative and community education efforts.
* Responsible for knowing civil procedures, filing deadlines, completing matters on a timely basis, producing professional pleadings and keeping abreast of new statutes and case law.
* Knowledge and understanding of applicable consumer fraud statutes, other Arizona statutes, federal laws relating to consumer issues and the 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.
* Knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.
* Experience with settlement negotiations.
* Knowledge of financial considerations for the state and defendants.
* Legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation and negotiation.
* Skilled in advocacy, public speaking and media communications.
* Trial skills, negotiating skills, investigative skills, and the ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
* Ability to interact with and obtain information from witnesses, co-workers, representatives of state and federal agencies and the courts.
* Effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
* Ability to identify issues and prepare concise analysis of legal documents and records.
* Ability to prepare legal documents memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with a minimum of supervision.
* Ability to type and operate software and equipment that is common to a modern work environment.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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