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LEGAL SECRETARY II

  • 509605
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

LEGAL SECRETARY II

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  2005 N CENTRAL AVE 

Posting Details:

Salary: $35,000 - 55,602

Grade: 16

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Bankruptcy and Collections Enforcement Section is seeking a Legal Secretary II to support the State Court attorneys and paralegal in pre-litigation collection enforcement and post-judgment remedies.

Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.

Job Duties:

This position will prepare correspondence and a variety of legal pleadings, motions, petitions, briefs, and other legal documents and files pleadings with the appropriate court.
Operation and maintenance of electronic case management system, maintenance of filing system, data entry, record-keeping, calendaring court and other deadlines, copying, and filing.
At the direction of the supervising attorneys, prepares notices of deposition, subpoenas, discovery requests, writs, judgment debtor exams, and Rule 69 discovery.
Assists the State Court attorney and paralegal in the handling and processing of Escheats and probate matters.
Interaction with process servers and judicial officers concerning service of process; answers inquiries from court personnel and others regarding case activity and status; using search tools, performs skip-trace and other search activities to locate debtors for service of process or assets to pursue collection; and calendars deadlines for legal matters.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of legal terminology, legal forms and documents, court procedures, and applicable time-frames.
• Knowledge of sequence of process and procedures of civil litigation and post-judgment remedies.
• Grammar, punctuation, spelling, basic editing, formats of wide variety of legal documents, rules and procedures of Arizona State, local and federal courts.
• The principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques common to a modern law office.
• Understanding of attorney/client relationship, including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
• Knowledge of various computer programs, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
• Skilled in handling detailed work with accuracy and speed.
• Skilled in a wide range of administrative support functions.
• Skilled in monitoring legal requirements and deadlines.
• Good interpersonal relationship skills.
• Able to manage and handle a heavy work load under pressure with multiple deadlines.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Skill in composing various complex legal pleadings, other legal documents, memoranda and correspondence.
• Skilled in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents and court decisions.
• Good work processing skills; able to type 50-60 words per minute.
• Individual must work well in challenging and fast paced work environment, respond well to changing priorities and regularly demonstrate a professional, positive and supportive attitude.
• Ability to operate word processing for preparation of legal documents and correspondence.
• Ability to track actions in various courts.
• Ability to utilize automated case management systems and follow office procedures for maintaining and tracking records and files.
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform varied tasks and track multiple deadlines simultaneously.

Selective Preference(s):

2 years of litigation and/or post-judgment experience.

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.