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  • 508860
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  15 S 15th Ave Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000.00 - $78,000.00 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Until filled 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Public Law Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to represent the Department of Real Estate and other Public Law Section Clients. A partial telework week is available.

Job Duties:

The Assistant Attorney General position provides legal counsel for the State Government Division, Public Law Section (PLS). PLS attorneys serve in the role of general or in-house counsel; representing a wide range of state agencies, boards and commissions. We are a collegial team looking for an attorney who enjoys working in diverse practice areas and is interested in the dynamic filed of public law. The attorney in this position is responsible for addressing the operational legal services needs for a variety of PLS client agencies including, but not limited to, the Department of Real Estate. The attorney’s duties include, preparing pleadings, presenting arguments and evidence at hearings in federal state and administrative tribunals and handling any associated appeals; providing advice and counsel on legal issues, reviewing and preparing contracts, handling contract disputes, legal research and procurement matters. Advice matters may include, but are not limited to, administrative law, statutory interpretation, application of court rules, open meeting law, public records request and public monies issues.

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.

Knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals.

Skills include legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.

Abilities include effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience in public or administrative law is helpful, but not required.

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.