The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Transportation Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General.
While the position's working title is "Condemnation Attorney", the attorney will actually provide legal services and advice to the Department of Transportation on a wide variety of issues as assigned. The attorney will be responsible for handling all phases of complex litigation involving real property acquisition and construction contract disputes. Additional matters will include, but are not limited to, relocation issues, encroachments and other right-of-way issues, interpretation of any statutory intergovernmental agreements, interagency service agreements, property management issues, interpretation of any statutory of regulatory provisions relevant to ADOT activities, and review of proposed legislation or administrative rules. The attorney may also be asked to provide legal advice and representation on a variety of topics to ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division, Aeronautics Division, and various statutorily created boards and commissions.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes; case law; and court rules. 3
Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Arizona rules of civil and criminal procedure.
Knowledge of the general principles of administrative law, contracts, procurement and public records law.
Skill in persuasive oral and written communication pertaining to case presentation through various stages of representation, including litigation through trial and appeal if required.
Skill in interpersonal relations necessary for effective team work, cooperation and conflict resolution.
Ability to recognize legal issues, presented by specific factual situations and to perform necessary legal research and analysis related to those issues.
Ability to exhibit good judgment in evaluation and analyzing diverse legal issues.
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
Prior experience in civil litigation, civil trial work and civil motion practice.
• 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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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.