The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Division of Civil Rights Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to be responsible for litigating complaints alleging violations of the Arizona Civil Rights Act; conducting surveys and inquiries into allegations of broad-based discrimination; conducting education and outreach; and facilitating, conciliating, and/or mediating cases.
Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
This position will assist in developing training curriculum; conducting legal research and analysis; preparing motions, briefs and other pleadings; conducting discovery; handling oral arguments and trials; and arguing and briefing cases on appeal. Employee also will provide legal assistance, guidance, and expertise to other Division staff, as assigned, in connection with administrative filing and investigations of charges/complaints of discrimination under the Arizona Civil Rights Act, and will participate in intra-agency initiatives.
• Considerable knowledge of Federal and State civil rights/EEO law.
• Knowledge of the legal system, state and federal court systems; state and federal court Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence; pertinent statutes, regulations and court decisions.
• Knowledge of interviewing, facilitating, conciliating, mediating and information gathering techniques.
• Considerable knowledge in litigating complaints alleging violations of the Arizona Civil Rights Act.
• Knowledge in legal research, analysis and rule-making; local rules of court; formats for the preparation of legal documents; legal writing; and the legal techniques and basic concepts of American Jurisprudence.
• Skill with legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
• Skill with advocacy, public speaking and media communications.
• Trial skills, negotiating skills, and investigative skills.
• Skill in preparing legal documents, memoranda, and correspondence efficiently and with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability to identify issues and prepare analysis of legal documents and records.
• Ability to prepare efficiently quality legal documents, memoranda, and correspondence.
• Ability to make oral arguments and conduct trials in state and federal courts.
• Ability to interact with and obtain information from representatives of Civil Rights Division, parties and witnesses, opposing counsel, and personnel from various other agencies and courts.
• Ability to provide continuing education or training.
• Ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
Some litigation experience preferred.
• 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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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.