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  • 513458
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address: 15 S 15th Ave Phoenix 

Posting Details:

Salary: $68,000.00 - $95,500.00 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Education & Health Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General. This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.

Job Duties:

The employee will be an attorney providing a full range of legal services primarily to the Arizona Department of Education ("ADE") and the Superintendent of Public Instruction ("Superintendent"). In addition, and as needs arise, the attorney in this position may also represent the State Board of Education ("BED"), and other state education agencies, including the State. The employee will provide legal advice, represent ADE, the Superintendent, BED, other state education agencies, and the State in litigation matters and administrative proceedings, review contracts and leases, draft legal opinions, and provide other legal services as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

How to identify and analyze issues, and how to research applicable law and facts;
How to draft legally sufficient pleadings and motions, and how to develop appropriate responses;
How to conduct and respond to discovery and conduct factual investigations;
How to draft and review legally sufficient agreements;
Rules of Civil Procedure for state and federal court, and knowledge of litigation practice in state and federal courts;
Knowledge of administrative rules, proceedings, and litigation practices;
Basic principles of the state legislative and rulemaking processes, including how to assist client in promulgating and reviewing rules;
Open meetings and public records law; ethical standards applicable to government lawyers and public employees;
Relevant statutes, regulations and court decisions pertaining to education law, with particular emphasis on knowledge related to clients' needs.
Analyze and resolve legal issues by applying correct legal principles to particular fact situations;
Conduct legal research;
Prepare correspondence, memorandum and legal pleadings, motions and discovery (with minimal supervision);
Communicate effectively with clients, supervisor, other AAGs, other attorneys and the public;
Represent clients effectively before administrative and judicial decision-makers;
Good litigation skills in state, federal, and administrative proceedings;
Negotiate effectively with other attorneys and opposing parties.
Manage a changing caseload and prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently;
Identify, research and analyze legal issues;
Use Westlaw, and other computer-based methods of legal and factual research; use Word; understand the use of other agency software;
Prepare correspondence, memoranda, pleadings and other motions with minimal supervision;
Prepare agreements and contracts;
Apply appropriate ethical rules in daily practice;
Exercise good judgment;
Ability to travel within and outside Arizona, including overnight stays.

Selective Preference(s):

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to prioritize changing caseload.

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 in to 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.