The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Bankruptcy and Collection Enforcement Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to take all necessary actions including, but not limited to, managing a large case load, meeting with client agency representatives, performing effective legal research and articulately expounding the State's position, negotiating settlements, preparing pleadings, memoranda and correspondence effectively, and appearing in Federal Bankruptcy courts to pursue collection of debts owed to the State.
This position will render legal advice to clients and interpret state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. The attorney must be able to perform efficiently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as a team player with staff, co-workers, and other collection enforcement units. The attorney will be located in the Phoenix office and will be required to appear in various federal judicial districts.
* Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, rules and regulations of federal bankruptcy courts, with particular familiarity of creditor rights and claims under chapters 7, 11, and 13.
* Knowledge of legal techniques and basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
* Attorney must have command of the legal principles which must be applied to particular fact situations in order to maximize the potential for collecting various debts owed to the State.
* Attorney must present himself/herself and communicate in a professional, constructive, and productive manner internally and externally, with co-workers, staff, authority figures, and client agency representatives.
* Attorney must be detail oriented and produce quality work product, must be able to prioritize and manage a large quantity of cases, must be comfortable with computer programs and case management systems, must be flexible to changing priorities and processes, must be willing to continuously improve and implement performance results and client agency relationship, must be tenacious in daily efforts to collect debts owed to the state to generate revenue.
* Ability to identify issues and prepare analysis of legal documents and records.
* Prepare legal documents, memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with minimal supervision.
* Ability to interact with representatives of various agencies and appear in judicial proceedings.
• 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.