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  • 514867
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address: 15 S 15th Ave Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $71,500.00 - $99,000.00 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Until filled 

Job Summary:

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

Job Duties:

For all state departments, agencies, boards, and commissions:
• Provide legal advice regarding employment issues, including advice regarding federal and state laws, rules, and regulations governing employment.
• Provide legal advice on employee disciplinary matters.
• Provide representation in administrative hearings on employee disciplinary appeals and whistleblower complaints.
• Provide representation in superior and appellate court matters relating to employment law and state employment.
• Assist in responding to charges filed by employees with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.
• Provide training on employment law matters.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, case law and court rules.
Knowledge and understanding of the Arizona Administrative Code.
Knowledge of administrative and judicial litigation.
Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Skill in persuasive oral and written communication.
Skill in working with clients to solve problems.
Skill in working with coworkers to solve problems.
Skill in prioritizing multiple demands.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate it to the client.
Ability to effectively utilize skills of subordinate staff.
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
Ability to exercise good judgment in making strategic decisions in cases and in providing legal advice to clients.
Ability to travel within and outside Arizona, including overnight stays.

Selective Preference(s):

Employment law experience.

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.