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LEGAL ASSISTANT PROJECT SPECIALIST

  • 508601
  • TUCSON
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT PROJECT SPECIALIST

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  4211 S SANTA RITA AVE

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking a Legal Assistant Project Specialist Supervisor position to provide training, guidance and leadership to unit paralegals.

Job Duties:

This position will oversee the duties and job functions of the assigned paralegals, ensuring timely filed and prepared documents. This position will work closely with the assistant attorneys general (AAG) maintaining a cohesive working relationship between the support staff and the AAGs. This position’s duties involve supporting one or more AAGs including; performing legal research, gathering evidence for trials; drafting and preparing legal memoranda, briefs, opinions, and legislation necessary for the processing of dependency/severance cases referred by the client. The legal assistant answers inquiries from clients, court personnel, and others regarding case activity and status using automated case management systems to maintain and track case records and activity. Comply with all laws rules and office policies and procedures. This position will approve ETE, leave requests and prepare and submit yearly staff evaluations for the paralegal team. This position will perform supervisory functions under the direction of the Unit Office Administrator. Duties involve reviewing, creating, and processing materials and information that are confidential by federal and state Laws.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Organizational and functional structure of state agency; methods and techniques involved in conducting analytical studies of administrative and management practices, methods, and procedures.
Practical applications of computers and peripheral equipment; inventory control and space management.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statues, rules, and regulations of state and federal courts. Knowledge of legal research techniques, terminology, forms, court procedures and applicable time frames in general and specifically and extensive knowledge of Juvenile Court Rules of dependency, severance, and guardianship practice.
The principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques common to a modern law office
Supervisory ability; communicating effectively orally and in writing.
Prepare comprehensive analysis and reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Proficient in work processing and spreadsheet techniques.
Skilled in coordination of legal requests, inquiries and responses expeditiously.
Skilled in conducting and controlling interviews with witnesses and parties involved in legal action.
Perform duties independently or under minimal supervision; research, analyze, and make recommendations on administrative management and procedural practices; write logic, comprehensive, concise reports and correspondence.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
Use computer related peripheral equipment, prioritize work efficiently.
Support staff; develop and train others in following procedures and instructions for administrative activities; effectively represent the Division to other agencies and the public.

Selective Preference(s):

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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.

Benefits:

The Attorney General's Office 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 Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

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.