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  • 503274
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  15 S. 15th Ave Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: 60,000.00 - 88,000.00 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Until filled 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division (SGD)/Public Law Section (PLS) is seeking an Assistant Attorney General. Public Law Section attorneys serve in the role of general or in-house counsel for our clients. Our Section represents a diverse group of state agencies and boards involved in areas such as financial regulation (Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, Department of Real Estate), natural resources (Water Quality Appeals Board, Arizona Power Authority), military affairs (Department of Veterans’ Services) and promotions (Arizona Office of Tourism). We are a collegial team and are looking for an attorney who enjoys working in diverse practice areas and is interested in the dynamic field of public law. The attorney in this position will advise and represent the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, Real Estate, and potentially other PLS client agencies, commissions and boards. Your duties will likely include presenting arguments and evidence at hearings before the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings and in state court, handling any associated appeals, providing advice and counsel on legal issues, reviewing and preparing contracts, negotiating settlements, as well as handling contract disputes and procurement matters. Advice matters may include administrative law, statutory interpretation, constitutional issues, application of court rules, open meeting law, public records requests, and public monies issues.

Job Duties:

Represent and provide advice to the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, Department of Real Estate and other Public Law Section client agencies, as assigned.
Other duties as assigned and related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge and understanding of applicable Arizona statutes, federal laws 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.
• Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply general legal principals and the ability to grasp new areas of law in a timely and efficient manner.
• Knowledge of the scope and character of overlapping Arizona statutory law and Arizona constitutional provisions, trial and administrative hearing procedures and rules of evidence.
• 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.
• Knowledge of financial considerations for the state and defendants.
• Skills in legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
• Ability to understand statutory and case law construction and provide an explanation of those constructs to non-attorney directors and staff of client agencies.
• Ability to perform demanding legal research involving complex questions of law.
• Ability to analyze difficult and complex legal issues and to apply legal principles and precedents.
• Ability to present statement of fact, law and argument involving multiple parties clearly and logically in written and oral form.
• Ability to make presentations to non- attorney audiences on legal and administrative matters.
• Ability to use effective and situation- appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment and high ethical and professional standards.
• Ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
• Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience in administrative law.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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:
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.