The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Solicitor General’s Office/Special Litigation Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to identify, evaluate, prioritize and respond to complaints about possible open meeting law violations.
Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
This position will conduct formal and informal investigations. Will conduct all phases of open meeting law-related litigation, including discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals in administrative hearings, state superior court, and also at the appellate level, where necessary.
As directed by Chief Counsel, will identify, evaluate, prioritize, and respond to complaints about possible open meeting law violations and other unlawful conduct. Conduct formal and informal investigations and conduct related litigation, primarily in state superior court, but also in federal court and at the appellate level, where necessary. Research legal issues and draft memos, rules, and proposed legislation. Read and interpret statutes, rules, regulations, and court decisions in order to resolve legal issues. Prepare written legal documents and pleadings, and participate in oral argument where necessary.
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 responding to media inquiries.
The person must have knowledge and understanding of:
* Legal techniques and the basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
* Relevant coursework related to civil litigation, internship/externship experience, or comparable experience that can be translated to the civil context.
* Knowledgeable regarding Arizona statutes and the rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
* Possess knowledge of the practical factors that affect investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.
* Legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
* Public speaking and media communications.
* Experience with civil trial litigation.
* Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
* Effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards, and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
* Additional knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through varied experience in legal practice, especially in a public law office.
• 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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