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SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT

  • 507876
  • PHOENIX
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  15 S 15th Ave Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: 53,834.12 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: Until filled 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Education & Health Section is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant. 

Job Duties:

The legal assistant in this position will assist both the Education and Health Units. For the Education Unit, the legal assistant will assist with research, organization, filing, and tracking of education cases in administrative, state, and federal courts; will assist with research on Opinions and track legislation. For the Health Unit, the legal assistant will assist the Health Unit legal assistant with the same tasks as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of American law.
Knowledge of the functions and jurisdictions of local, state, and federal courts and related criminal justice agencies.
Knowledge of filing requirements and legal procedure in administrative, state, and federal courts.
Knowledge of legal research, civil litigation.
Knowledge of methods, techniques, and principles for writing briefs, opinions, reports and other legal documents in established formats.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and articulate legal arguments, and assess evidence.
Ability to exercise good judgment in making strategic decisions.
Ability to travel within and outside Arizona, including overnight stays.

Selective Preference(s):

A minimum of 3 years significant and progressive paralegal experience is preferred. Proficient in Westlaw, Word, Excel and case management programs.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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.

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.