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ATTORNEY III

  • 504993
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 26 2022 at 23:55 MST

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

REHABILITATION & REENTRY

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!

ATTORNEY III

Job Location:

Address:

Director’s Office/Legal Services
1601 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
https://corrections.az.gov

Posting Details:

Salary: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00

Grade: 02

Closing Date: 05/26/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking to hire a detailed and insightful legal advocate. Under the direct supervision of the General Counsel, this position will assist in providing overall legal support to the Agency by way of conducting legal research and case preparation, drafting legal documentation, assisting with the creation of training materials, and revising Department Orders in compliance with policy and statute.

Job Duties:

- Provides legal and logistical support to the General Counsel as directed
- Assists the Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel on pending litigation
- Attends settlement conferences and other judicial proceedings
- Assists with correspondence to subpoenas, public records requests, discovery requests, litigation holds, and related legal tasks
- Conducts legal research
- Develops legal expertise in correctional law, public records law, employment law, and law relevant to the Department’s operations
- Drafts legal documents and memoranda in furtherance of the Department’s and the State’s best interests
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations
- State and Federal administrative hearings and proceedings
- Legislative, judicial, and executive branches of Arizona State Government
- ADCRR policies and objectives
- Legal research methods

Skill in:
- Interpreting and applying Federal, State, and agency laws, rules, regulations, codes, and policies
- Technical drafting and writing of legal documents, pleadings, motions, and discoveries
- Present and monitor cases through various stages of legal representation
- Negotiation methods
- Legal research and fact-findings
- Analyzing and solving complex legal issues and problems
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Organization and time management

Ability to:
- Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels including the public
- Read, comprehend, and interpret laws, statutes, and rules
- Meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
- Exercise sound judgment and discretion in making ethical decisions and providing advice
- Apply legal principles and precedence to particular sets of facts
- Communicate effectively with external entities, stakeholders, and internal staff

Selective Preference(s):

- Experience performing legal administrative work as it relates to criminal justice or a law office environment

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Must possess a valid, unrestricted license to practice law in the State of Arizona.
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. 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 (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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.