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.
This Assistant Attorney General position provides legal counsel for the State Government Division/Licensing and Enforcement Section. The attorney is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. The attorney's duties include, but are not limited to, performing extensive legal research, preparing pleadings, presenting arguments and evidence at hearings in federal, state, and administrative tribunals and handling any associated appeals; providing advice and counsel on legal issues relative to the Registrar of Contractors licensing and regulation and public records law.
Federal and State Constitutions, statutes, and regulations pertaining to the various professional and occupational licensing agencies. Civil and administrative procedures rules for the Office of Administrative Hearings, the superior court, and the courts of appeal. Administrative and civil litigation. Ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Superior skill in negotiations, communication, legal research, oral presentation and persuasion. Skill in legal writing and in anticipating consequences and preparing contingency plans.
The ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and members of the public. The ability to adapt readily to changing circumstance and to efficiently handle several matters simultaneously. Ability to identify issues, analyze and articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate options, argument 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 judgement in making strategic decisions in cases and in providing legal advice to clients. Ability to travel within the outside Arizona, including overnight stays.
Administrative law and 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 in to 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.
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.