The Arizona Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section ("CLA") is seeking a Legal Assistant III to provide support for one or more Assistant Attorney Generals.
Responsibilities include providing legal support to attorneys in the representation of the Arizona Department of Economic Security. This position performs major paralegal work to include, but not limited to, the following: (i) processing and analyzing public records requests; (ii) organizing litigation files; (iii) drafting assorted documents to include correspondence, memoranda, pleadings and motions; (iv) conducting legal research; and (v) assisting attorneys in preparing for administrative hearings and other legal proceedings.
Preferred candidate will have extensive full time employment experience as a paralegal or legal assistant; OR combination of employment experience and Baccalaureate degree PLUS paralegal certification through an accredited program.
• Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of American law.
• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of legal research and the use of statutes, codes and other legal resources.
• Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and principles for writing a wide range of legal documents in established formats.
• Skills in extracting and utilizing information from statutes, court decisions, legal documents and related records.
• Skills in writing a wide range of legal documents.
• Skills in work management.
• Ability to appropriately incorporate applicable state laws, rules and regulations, as well as agency and in-office procedures.
• Ability to analyze situations and use good judgment in making decisions.
• Ability to independently identify issues and prepare concise analysis of case files and legal documentation, incorporating all facts obtained in an orderly and concise manner.
• Ability to prepare a wide range of legal documents.
• Ability to interact with and obtain information from representatives of state agencies.
Two years full-time employment as a paralegal; or two full years full-time employment with the State of Arizona as a paralegal; or a Baccalaureate degree in any area plus paralegal certification through an institutionally accredited program and one- year of full-time employment as a paralegal.
• 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.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
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