The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division, Fraud & Special Prosecutions Section is seeking a Legal Secretary I.
The purpose of this position is to provide secretarial support to one litigating attorney and assist support staff for the Criminal Division, Fraud & Special Prosecutions Section.
• Knowledge of criminal prosecution procedures and protocol. Understanding of the attorney/client relationship including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
• Knowledge of technical legal terms.
• Knowledge of the sequence of legal actions in prosecutions sufficient to answer detailed inquiries from judicial staff, law enforcement, counsel or the public with accuracy.
• Substantial working knowledge of various computer programs.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in composing correspondence and legal documents.
• Grammar, punctuation, spelling, basic editing, formats of a wide variety of legal documents.
• Skill in docketing and monitoring legal deadlines.
• Skill in transcribing and word processing.
• Must be able to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with other agency employees and high-level public officials.
• Ability to be self-initiated, pro-active problem solver with the ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail.
• Ability to create word processing transcription from compact disk (CD).
• Ability to prioritize and plan large scale projects and to be well organized and analytical.
• Ability to use various types of equipment, computer and software.
• Ability to understand the attorney/client relationship including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
• Ability to form and maintain cordial working relationships with all level of staff and supervisors/AGO leadership.
The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, one or more years of experience as a Legal Secretary OR completion of post high school legal secretary training and criminal law experience preferred.
• 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 email@example.com.
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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.