The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to enforce the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and other consumer protection laws, with a particular emphasis on the investigation and prosecution of data privacy-related consumer fraud. The attorney also will advise on data breach notifications when necessary as well as handle antitrust investigations and litigation matters.
Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
This position will conduct all phases of litigation involving enforcement of state laws including discovery, motion, practice, trial and appeals. Will identify, evaluate, prioritize and respond to complaints about possible consumer fraud and related unlawful conduct. The attorney will supervise and conduct formal and informal investigations and conduct consumer fraud litigation, primarily in state superior court, but also in federal court and at the appellate level, where necessary. Research legal issues and draft memos. Read and interpret statutes, rules, regulations and recent court decisions in order to resolve legal issues. Prepare written and oral legal documents and pleadings. May participate as second chair on civil litigation trials. May participate and coordinate with other attorney general offices in multi-state litigation. May participate in office legislative efforts. May participate in community education activities and respond to inquiries from the media.
*Knowledge and understanding of applicable consumer fraud and antitrust statutes, other Arizona statutes, federal laws relating to consumer issues and the rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
*Must have knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents. In addition, the attorney must possess 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.
*Skill in legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
*Trial skills, negotiating skills, investigative skills, the ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
*Ability to identify issues and prepare concise analysis of legal documents and records.
*Prepare legal documents, memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with minimum supervision.
*Skill in public speaking and media communications.
*Civil trial litigation.
*Ability in effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
*Ability to interact with and obtain information from witnesses, co-workers, representatives of state and federal agencies and the courts.
*Additional knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through experience in relevant legal practice.
*Ability to type and operate software and equipment that is common to a modern work environment.
*Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
• 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 email@example.com.
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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