The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Licensing & Enforcement Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General. This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
Provides representation to licensing agencies and prosecutes hearings and court actions regarding denials of licenses and allegations of misconduct that may result in discipline against a licensee. This representation includes, but is not limited to, advice; training; interviewing clients and witnesses; reviewing documents; coordinating and assessing evidence; conducting legal research; preparing pleadings, motions, and all other documents necessary for proper conduct of an action; conducting discovery; reviewing and analyzing cases for hearing or trial; appearing in hearings, arguments and trial; appearing before administrative decision makers and courts; and, advising clients about the work completed and the status of assigned cases and matters.
Knowledge of federal and state constitutions, statutes, and regulations pertaining to the various professional and occupational licensing agencies;
Knowledge of the civil and administrative procedural rules for the Office of Administrative Hearings, the superior court, and the courts of appeal;
Knowledge and experience in administrative and civil litigation;
Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Skill in communication and negotiation;
Skill in legal research and critical analysis;
Skill in oral presentation and persuasion;
Skill in legal writing;
Skill in anticipating consequences and preparing contingency plans.
Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and members of the public;
Ability to adapt readily to changing circumstances and to efficiently handle several matters simultaneously;
Ability to identify issues, analyze and articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate options, arguments and conclusions;
Ability to effectively use skills of subordinate staff;
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior;
Ability to apply professional ethical rules in daily practice;
Ability to exercise good judgment in making strategic decision in cases and in providing legal advice to clients;
Ability to travel within and outside Arizona, including overnight stays.
Administrative law and civil litigation experience.
• 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.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.