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  • Full-time


The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
Apply at our website at www.azdps.gov


Salary: $46,200.96 - $71,500.00 

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers.

Job Summary:

Under general direction, conducts legal research; writes reports; reviews contracts; and drafts correspondence, proposed legislation, and case law summaries. Performs related duties as assigned. This classification is designated as UNCOVERED. Incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Apply promptly; application period will close when a sufficient number of applications is received.

If you have a disability which may require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources in writing prior to the test date.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's Degree in a Legal Assistant/Paralegal program or a related field; and three (3) years experience in a law office or related environment as a litigation paralegal using specialized legal computer software; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform work.

Desired Qualifications:

Paralegal Certification through a school approved through the American Bar Association or certification through the National Association for Legal Assistants; Knowledge of or experience handling public records.


Office environment.

Must be able to respond to court appearances as needed.


Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicants must complete an examination process. A polygraph and background investigation are required for successful applicants. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)

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


This classification participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.