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  • 497368
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  15 S. 15TH AVE 

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000.00-$107,551.00 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: 06/05/2021

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Environmental Enforcement Section is seeking a Unit Chief Counsel.

Job Duties:

This position will manage a Unit within the Environmental Enforcement Section. The Unit represents the Department of Environmental Quality on matters involving its duties under the Arizona laws relating to environmental quality. The position will also provide client advice and handle litigation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Environmental and other applicable statutes, rules and regulations, and case law.
Legal research and writing tools.
Administrative law, rules, and procedures.
Civil rules of procedures including rules of evidence, discovery, and appeals.
Ethical rules and standards for lawyers and public employees.
Civil litigation including pre-trial practice, trial practice, and appellate practice.
Principles and practices of effective supervision and training.
Persuasive oral and written communications.
Presentation of evidence and arguments in legal proceedings.
Examination of witnesses in legal proceedings.
Legal research and writing, using legal authority including statutes, rules, regulations, case law, and administrative and environmental secondary sources.
Effective client communication.
Interpersonal and professional communication.
Supervision and management.
Leadership and motivation.
Foster the coordination and cooperation of governmental and non-governmental entities and individuals.
Effectively develop and implement legal strategies.
Analyze complex legal issues and apply legal authority to fact-specific issues.
Plan, coordinate, and direct activities of a professional legal team in the delivery of legal services to an environmental agency client.

Selective Preference(s):


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.
• Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
• Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.
The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.
• 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:
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


• 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.


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.