The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division /Employment Law Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General.
Provide legal representation and advice to ADOA Risk Management and state agencies, including formal and informal opinions and case evaluation. Represent and defend state agencies in federal and state administrative actions, state superior court and federal court law suits, state and federal appellate actions. Provide legal representation and advice to ADOA Risk Management and its insured agencies in workers' compensation insurance defense matters. Conduct discovery, litigation, evidentiary hearings settlement of cases, and appellate work. Assist in the drafting of rules, regulations, legislation and policies that affect the agency. Assist in the coordination of delivery of legal services by the Office of the Attorney General to the state agencies. Assist colleagues, legal assistants and others within the Section. Travel within and out of State of Arizona.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, case law and rules of State and Federal court.
Knowledge and understanding of the Arizona Administrative Code.
Knowledge of administrative and judicial litigation.
Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Knowledge of the principles of employment law and public records of law.
Skill in persuasive oral and written communication.
Skill in working with clients to solve problems.
Skill in working with coworkers to solve problems.
Skill in prioritizing multiple demands.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate it to the client.
Ability to effectively utilize skills of subordinate staff.
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
Ability to exercise good judgment in making strategic decisions in cases and in providing legal advice to clients.
Ability to travel within and outside Arizona, including overnight stays.
Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
Employment litigation experience. Worker's Compensation insurance defense experience
• 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 no later than six months after date of hire will be a requirement of this position (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states, and/or anticipated date(s) of bar examination). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license no later than six months after date of hire.
• 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.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.