The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Bankruptcy and Collections Enforcement Section is seeking a Collector Specialist to collect debts owed to agencies throughout the State through pre-litigation collection efforts and by recommending to attorneys cases for review for lawsuit and post-judgment remedies.
This position will be responsible for locating debtors, their assets, employers, and wages, and for communicating with debtors and others interested parties to collect the debts owed.
* Legal collection processes such as summons/complaints, judgment debtor exams, writs of execution, liens, and garnishments.
* Advanced skip tracing methods and procedures.
* Alternate courses of action for the collection of delinquent monies and seizure of properties.
* Complex financial statement analysis and mathematical calculations.
* Analyze skip trace results to determine appropriate collection enforcement.
* Author original letters, emails and other correspondence and communication with accuracy, professionalism, and clarity.
* Communicate and negotiate with debtors.
* Analyze and make recommendations or decisions based on complex financial statements and mathematical calculations.
* Analyze and author justifications for accepting/denying settlement offers and payment contracts.
* Speak in a professional, articulate, and concise manner with debtors and all interested parties.
* Obtain desired results working independently and using advanced problem-solving skills.
* Manage workload and case prioritization to maximize results.
* Demonstrate and use good judgment to determine optimal collection techniques to advance cases to completion.
The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience as a collector. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of legal processes and the ability to collect a wide variety of debt.
• Travel may be required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• 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 into 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.
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