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LEGAL COUNSEL

  • 513308
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES

The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. ADWR is for seeking a Budget Analyst for the Finance and Administration Division.

LEGAL COUNSEL

Legal Division

www.azwater.gov

   

Job Location:

Hybrid: remote and 1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $80,000-$120,000 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

Responsibilities for this position may include providing legal advice to Department staff on water law and administrative law issues, representing the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings, participating in meetings and negotiations related to water rights and uses, and drafting rules, laws and contracts.

Review of resumes will begin on November 25, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample.

This position has flexibility to telework.

Job Duties:

The Arizona Department of Water Resources is the state agency responsible for water management and policy issues in the State of Arizona, including groundwater management, surface water rights administration, underground water storage, dam safety, and interstate and international stream issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

A minimum of two years of experience as an attorney, including litigation experience, is preferred.

Selective Preference(s):

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited law school and Arizona Bar membership is required. 

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts

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. The current contribution rate is 12.17%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.

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.