The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Transportation Section is seeking a Legal Secretary II.
Position will provide legal secretarial support and related work for two or more attorneys in the Transportation Section, including the Condemnation Unit, and provide backup assistance for at least two other Section attorneys. Duties include, preparation of legal correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, briefs, legislation, legal opinions and various reports to assist in the attorneys' case work, and various other tasks assisting the attorneys with office administrative detail, and regular attendance is required.
Attorneys in the Transportation Section provide legal advice, consultation and representation to divisions of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Work in the Condemnation Unit includes: action in which the State takes private property for State projects and compensates the property owners; property damage claims; construction contracts; procurement contracts; and vehicle licenses. The attorneys also represent and advise the Department of Public Safety on a variety of matters.
• Knowledge of formats for a wide variety of legal documents; rules and procedures of all Arizona State courts and a variety of federal and appellate courts.
• Knowledge of the attorney/client relationship, including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
• Knowledge of State and office procedures, including acquisition of case-related expenses and current travel policies.
• Knowledge of office policy as to format and procedures for Attorney General Opinions.
• Knowledge of State and office policy for making and documenting travel arrangements.
• Skill in typing, Dictaphone transcription, and word/data processing.
• Skill in grammar, punctuation, spelling and basic editing.
• Skill in composing correspondence.
• Skill in effective oral and written communication.
• Skill in the utilization of word processing programs for efficient and accurate transcription and document production.
• Skill in interpersonal relations necessary for effective team work, cooperation and conflict resolution.
• Ability to handle a large volume of work with competing deadlines.
• Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
• Ability to assist attorney(s) with organization of materials for trial preparation.
Significant legal secretary experience. Experience in civil litigation; preferable, three or more years.
• Travel is 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.
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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The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.