The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division/Child Support Services Section is seeking a Paralegal III to provide support for one or more Assistant Attorneys General including: assessing and preparing case files for court hearings, assisting with stipulation conferences at court and in the office, performing legal and case-related research, following through with post-hearing work and responding to inquiries from the court, client agency and public.
This position will manage the paternity case load including drafting motions and correspondence, scheduling and monitoring genetic testing appointments and documenting case-related activity into the automated case management system (ATLAS). This position may be required to assist with training new staff. The paralegal also performs additional tasks as assigned by supervising personnel. This position complies with all laws, rules, office policies and procedures applicable to the performance of the job. Duties involve reviewing, creating and processing materials and information confidential by Federal and State Laws.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
Knowledge of legal research techniques, terminology, forms, court procedures and applicable time frames in general.
The principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques common to a modern law office.
Skills in written and oral communication.
Skills in dealing with the public.
Skills in coordinating legal requests, inquiries and responses expeditiously.
Skills in conduction and controlling interviews with witnesses and parties involved in legal actions.
Ability to appropriately incorporate all current state laws, rules, regulations and agency and in-office procedures as well as rules of court.
Ability to analyze situations and use good judgement in making decisions.
Ability to independently identify issues and prepare concise analysis of case files and legal documentation, incorporating all facts obtained in a thorough, orderly and concise manner.
Ability to prepare legal pleadings, memoranda and correspondence.
Ability to interact with and obtain information from witnesses, litigants, court officials and representatives of state agencies.
The ideal candidate will have a paralegal certification through an institutionally accredited program and a minimum of one year of full-time employment as a paralegal or, alternatively, two years full-time employment as a paralegal.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.