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ATTORNEY 4

  • 504330
  • PHOENIX
  • INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 21 2022 at 23:55 MST

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

Are you ready to work for an exceptional state agency that works to protect the life, health and welfare of the employees in the State of Arizona? Apply with us! The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is committed to the highest standards of compliance, demonstrating leadership in all areas, and teaching and working with employers and employees to make them successful. A thriving workforce in Arizona is what we strive for and work towards each day.

ATTORNEY 4

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

Job Location:

Address:  800 W Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: 83,000 

Grade: 03

Closing Date: January 21, 2022

Job Summary:

The Attorney IV position that will provide legal representation and services to the Industrial Commission of Arizona, including to its members, Director, Deputy Director, and the Commission's various divisions, to include: the Special Fund in uninsured workers' compensation claims, second injury claims, supportive care claims, and matters involving A.R.S. §§ 23-966 & 23-1065; the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health in matters involving the enforcement of the Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Act; the Labor Division in enforcement of youth employment matters, wage claim appeals, and other matters under the Labor Division's jurisdiction.

Job Duties:

This position will also give advice regarding personnel matters and record requests; assist the Commission with legislative matters and rule-making; represent the Commission in efforts to ensure employer compliance with A.R.S. § 23-961; pursuing subrogation of third-party no-insurance claims; collecting money owed to the agency/state; utilize the ICA case management and paperless file systems to maintain an electronic file and database for all assigned matters.

The Attorney IV position may handle the most important cases and guides and directs other attorneys, when needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Arizona administrative practices and procedures and personnel rules and requirements.
• The purposes, goals, policies, procedures and practices of the Commission and the Legal Division.
• Legal research methods, legal principles, and their application.
• Arizona law and applicable Federal law as it relates to workers' compensation, OSHA, labor/employment, administrative practice and procedures, appellate practice and procedure, superior court practice and procedure, rulemaking and other regulatory requirements affecting state agencies, contracting and procurement, open meetings, public records, insurance, collection practices and procedures, and bankruptcy/receivership/liquidation.
• Medical terminology, medical diagnoses, and treatment.
• Construction terminology and construction methods.
• Ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.

Skills in:
• Supervision, leadership, and teamwork.
• Legal research and legal writing involving complex questions of law.
• Persuasive oral communication and negotiation.
• Clear and concise written and oral advocacy.
• Critical and logical analysis, including skill in analyzing complex legal problems and applying legal principles and precedents to a particular set of facts.
• Planning/organization, multi-tasking, and time management.
• Use of computer and related technical devices/programs/software.
• Problem-solving, ingenuity, and decision-making.
• Teaching and mentoring.
• Attention to detail and being thorough.
• The use of case management software and databases.

Abilities to:
• Interact professionally with a diverse group of clients, coworkers, and the public.
• Manage a significant volume of cases and effectively use skills of staff.
• Display courteous, ethical, and professional behavior.
• Apply professional ethical rules in daily practice.
• Exercise good judgment in making strategic decisions in cases and providing legal advice to clients.
• Multi-task, prioritize, adapt to changing circumstances, and meet deadlines.
• Plan, direct, and evaluate work of staff.
• Mentor staff.
• Work under pressure.
• Travel within and without Arizona, including overnight stays.
• Recognize and engage those with different backgrounds, characteristics, and perspectives to bridge gaps in understanding of differing viewpoints, as well as ensuring persons with diverse perspectives are given the opportunity to collaborate and provide input.

Selective Preference(s):

• Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience in areas of law related to that described herein.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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). An active Arizona State
Bar license is required.
• Graduation from an accredited college of law.
• A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required. In-state and (rarely) out-of-state travel is
required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s
license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record
checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver
training. Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as
maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration;
however, mileage will be reimbursed.

Benefits:

The Industrial Commission of Arizona 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

Retirement:

You will be eligible to participate in the state employee health/disability insurance plan, and you are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). ASRS participation may begin immediately or upon your 27th week of employment. Contributions are matched by the employer.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to call 602-542-5559 or email HR@azica.gov for assistance.

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.