The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Financial Remedies Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General for its Phoenix office. This position will represent the state in litigation enforcing the racketeering and forfeiture provisions of the Arizona statutes in order to reduce the level of racketeering crime in Arizona by depriving racketeers and facilitators of their financial gains and the resources they use to commit these crimes. This job entails civil litigation at both the trial court and appellate level, so a strong working knowledge of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedures, Civil Appellate Procedure and Complex Civil Litigation is preferred. Because the litigation arises from criminal investigations of racketeering crimes, involves the procurement and execution of warrants, and uses evidence obtained from criminal investigations, a strong working knowledge of the statutes and the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure is preferred. While a strong working knowledge of the areas described above is preferred, applications from persons at all levels of experience will be considered.
• Coordinates investigations and prosecutions with law enforcement officers. Reviews police reports and prepares cases for charging; prepares and organizes material for court hearings and trials. Interviews witnesses.
• Prepares briefs, motions, responses, memorandums, and pleadings for filing in various courts.
• Appears in court, presenting evidence and argument.
• Researches local, state and federal law, rules and regulations.
• May serve on and attends various committees within the office. Attends meetings as necessary and required for the Section, Division and AGO.
• Must have extensive knowledge of Arizona civil and criminal law and procedures, of federal civil and criminal law and procedures and court practices in various counties.
• Experience in managing and prosecuting drug and financially-oriented criminal cases.
• Trial skills, negotiating skills, investigative skills, the ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
• Excellent skills in legal writing, effective communication skills for professional, law enforcement, and citizen audiences and possess skills in planning for effective use of personnel and computer skills.
• Skilled in researching and extracting information from statues, codes, legal documents, and court decisions.
• Ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental agencies.
• Experience as a criminal prosecutor is preferred.
• Experience as a civil litigator is preferred.
• Experience with and knowledge of Arizona's racketeering and forfeiture statutes is preferred.
• Litigation experience in federal cases, particularly 42 U.S. Code § 1983 civil action is preferred.
• Some 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 under "Supporting Application Documents".
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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