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Legal Counsel

  • 507009
  • Full-time


The Arizona Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning State and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. We achieve our mission through the thoroughly specific research, audits, and investigations of our professional team members who educate stakeholders through our reports, alerts, and reviews. Since 1969, our office has continued to innovate, grow, and become one of the most highly regarded leaders in our field.

Join our team and make a positive difference in your community by promoting better government for all Arizona’s citizens. We look forward to working with you!

Legal Counsel 


Job Location:

Address:  2910 N. 44th St., Ste. 410
        Phoenix, AZ  85018

Posting Details:

Salary: $75,000 - $95,000 


Job Summary:

PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, employees currently work a hybrid in-person/telecommuting schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Additionally, the Office has implemented safety guidelines and protocols for our team members to follow to help ensure their and agency personnel's safety.

Job Duties:

The Arizona Auditor General’s Office is seeking a Legal Counsel. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Legal counsel is responsible for legal matters relating to the operation of the Office and its interaction with auditees such as state agencies, counties, community college and school districts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Minimum requirements include:

• Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
• Experience in employment law and administrative law preferred.

In addition, it is important that candidates possess experience with the operation of Arizona state agencies and other governmental entities as well as general legal experience, including, but not limited to:

• Conducting thorough legal research and review.
• Providing sound written and verbal legal advice, statutory interpretations, opinions, and guidance.
• Interacting with staff and auditees to explain the legal basis for the Office’s position(s), and attending meetings with audit teams and auditees as needed.
• Drafting & reviewing contracts.
• Responding to public records requests .
• Assisting with revising Office policy and creating training materials.
• Advising on administrative issues including personnel matters.
• Providing quality control of legal references in reports.
• Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with external entities and internal staff.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience in advising state agencies and employment law preferred.


The Arizona Auditor General offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Generous paid vacation and sick leave with 10 paid holidays per year.
• Medical insurance, with the employer covering 88% of the premium cost.
• Retirement plan with 100% employer match of the 12.03% employee contribution and additional deferred compensation options.
• Business casual dress.
• Flexible Monday through Friday work schedules, including customizable work hours and telecommuting options.
• Continuing education provided and paid for by the employer.
• Tuition assistance program for those who qualify.
• Clear path to advance your career.
• Dental and vision insurance.
• Long-term disability insurance and optional short-term disability insurance.
• $15,000 life insurance policy and options to purchase additional coverage and supplemental coverage for dependents.
• Optional flexible spending accounts.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Arizona State Retirement System

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Entringer at 602-553-9854 or recruiter@azauditor.gov for assistance.


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.