The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Transportation Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General.
While the attorney will provide legal services to the Arizona Department of Transportation as assigned, on a wide variety of issues, the attorney will be primarily responsible for representing ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in judicial proceedings related to appeal of administrative decisions or other litigation in the Superior Court and Appellate Courts, and advising MVD personnel on a wide variety of legal issues. These may include, but are not limited to, issues related to administrative proceedings, driver licenses, vehicle title and registration permits, intergovernmental agreements and interagency service agreements, contracts of varying types with private entities, open meeting law and public records, data access issues, subpoenas, general constituent inquiries, interpretation of other statutory and regulatory provisions related to MVD activities and review of proposed legislation of administrative rules. The attorney may also be asked to provide advice to statutorily created boards or commissions, and be available to advise and consult with other attorneys in the Section. This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, administrative regulations and case law related to general agency representation.
Knowledge of Arizona rules of civil procedure.
Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Knowledge of civil litigation.
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 resolutions.
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 evaluating and analyzing diverse legal issues.
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
Ability to articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate information to client.
Ability to effectively use skills of support staff.
Ability to appropriately apply professional ethical rules in daily practice.
Ability to travel within and outside of Arizona, including overnight stays.
• 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.