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Attorney III

  • 510373
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION
  • Full-time

DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

Attorney III

Job Location:

Director’s Office 

100 N. 15th Avenue 

Phoenix AZ 85007

This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual office arrangement)

 

Posting Details:

Salary: $75,000 - $82,280 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

The Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) within the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), Director’s Office, is seeking an Attorney III to join the team.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties: The Attorney will:
  • Review and evaluate State agency rulemakings submitted to the Council to ensure consistency and compliance with existing statutes and other rules; that the rules are clear, concise, and understandable; and to ensure proposed rules are the least burdensome necessary to achieve the underlying regulatory objective without unduly impacting applicable stakeholders. 
  • Review and evaluate State agency Five-Year Review Reports to ensure agencies have performed adequate analysis of their rules pursuant to statute and, if necessary, have outlined timely proposed courses of action to address any issues with their rules, with the ultimate goal of reducing unnecessary or outdated regulations that may unduly burden stakeholders. 
  • Review and evaluate petitions and appeals filed with the Council which provide stakeholders and members of the public a means to highlight improper, unnecessary, or overly burdensome regulations. 
  • Assist in the development of resources and training materials for State agencies and members of the public to better understand and utilize the rulemaking, five-year review report, and petitions/appeals processes. Conduct seminars related to the resources and training materials. 
  • Manage Council’s obligations as a public body by overseeing Council’s public meetings and ensuring compliance with Arizona’s Open Meetings Law as well as laws related to conflicts of interest and public records retention. 
  • Conduct unique legal research projects on other varying laws, rules, and policies. 
  • Manage externship program including the hiring, training, and supervision of law school externs with the goal of providing unique and rewarding experiences in public and administrative law.
  • Utilize Arizona Management System (AMS), which integrates Lean principles to plan, prioritize, manage, and measure work related to the Council’s core business processes. Utilize AMS to continuously improve Council’s business processes, manage projects, and problem solve.
  • Report directly to ADOA’s General Counsel.

This position requires current or imminent admission to the State Bar of Arizona. For more information about GRRC, please visit: https://grrc.az.gov.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative law and the rulemaking process; 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of constitutional and statutory law, policy, and procedures applicable to governmental entities including the Open
  • Meeting Law, conflicts of interest statutes, and public records statutes;
  • Knowledge of government organization and operation;
  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously as well as take on new tasks and roles; 
  • Passion for engaging in special projects to further the mission of the Arizona Department of Administration;  
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret statutes and regulations; 
  • Ability to assist in the development and drafting of complex rules; 
  • Ability to research and analyzing complex legal and public policy issues; 
  • Ability to organize and manage GRRC’s regularly scheduled public meetings in compliance with the Open Meeting Law; 
  • Ability to train and inform relevant stakeholders on GRRC’s core business processes through presentations and other public speaking opportunities; 
  • Ability to collaborate with other ADOA divisions in order to advance ADOA’s business operations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, the Council, agency personnel, and the public; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and 
  • Ability to use Google Workspace applications (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.).
Selective Preference(s):
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA Approved Institution. 
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Background and reference check, including a state and federal criminal records check 
  • Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to 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 driving training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration 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:
  • 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 Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at shelia.wiggins@azdoa.gov or 480-645-2290 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.