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  • 497085
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  15 S 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $88,000 - $115,000 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division is seeking an experienced attorney to represent the Department of Economic Security (“DES”) and the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) in employment law matters.

Job Duties:

The duties of the Assistant Attorney General position includes advising on various employment law issues, litigating disciplinary actions before the Personnel Board, and defending DES and DCS in federal and state administrative proceedings. The position also involves the following:

• Analyzing, applying, and advising the client with regard to various federal regulations and state/federal statutes, including the ADA, FMLA and FLSA.
• Representing the client in connection with administrative and other legal proceedings.
• Analyzing complex and diverse legal issues, conducting associated research and providing written and oral advice to the client
• Preparing pleadings, motions, memoranda, forms, and other legal documents. A willingness to work collaboratively and in a team setting is critical

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge needed:
• Knowledge and understanding of applicable case law, statutes, rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
• Knowledge of litigation and the administrative process.
• Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.

Skills needed:
• Skill in working with the client to solve complex/diverse challenges.
• Skill in analyzing, interpreting and applying myriad federal regulations and state/federal statutes.
• Skill in prioritizing multiple demands.

Abilities needed:
• Ability to identify/analyze complex legal issues and communicate about the same with the client and section management.
• Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in making strategic decisions in cases and in providing legal advice to the client.

Selective Preference(s):

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of employment law experience. Excellent writing and communication skills are required. Knowledge of the various DES and DCS programs is a plus. Applicants must also have ability to work collaboratively with others.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
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.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

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.


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.