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UNIT CHIEF COUNSEL

  • 514699
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

UNIT CHIEF COUNSEL

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  2005 N CENTRAL AVE 

Posting Details:

Salary: $71,500 - 125,000 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection Advocacy Section is seeking an Unit Chief Counsel to directly supervises consumer litigation unit attorneys, staff, law clerks and volunteers who enforce the Consumer Fraud Act and other consumer related statutes.

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

Job Duties:

This position works on and assigns cases and investigations; mentors the staff with consumer fraud investigations; works with attorneys on trial strategy and organization; second chairs trials with newer attorneys; assigns responsibility, along with the Section Chief Counsel, for participation in NAAG working groups and conference calls; tracks the progress and completion of projects assigned by the Unit Chief Counsel, Section Chief Counsel and/or Division Chief Counsel; handles calls from consumers, businesses and the press as appropriate as assigned by the Section Chief Counsel and/or Division Chief Counsel; participates in Attorney General forums; reviews and modifies memos, settlement agreements, pleadings and other documents; participates in consumer protection outreach presentations and assigns presentations to others in the Unit; conducts case review with attorneys and paralegals to track the progress of cases.

Manages personnel-attorneys and paralegals-including hiring recommendations, training, coaching, appraising performance and providing feedback on disciplinary actions; conducts at least monthly staff meetings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

*Working knowledge of statutes, legal research methods, and general legal principles.
*Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
*Must possess knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.
*Knowledge of financial considerations for the state and defendants.
*Additional knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through lengthy and varied experience in legal practice, especially in complex litigation.
*Responsible for knowing civil procedures, filing deadlines, completing matters on a timely basis, producing professional pleadings and keeping abreast of new statutes and case law.

*Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
*Trial skills, negotiating skills and investigative skills.
*Prepare legal documents memorandum and correspondence efficiently and with a minimum of supervision.
*Legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
*Must possess those interpersonal skills necessary to effectively train new attorneys, to foster teamwork, cooperation and conflict resolution among unit members.
*Other skills include advocacy, public speaking and media communications.

*Ability to recognize legal issues presented by specific factual situations.
*Ability to prepare effective litigation strategies and coach attorneys in these skills.
*Ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
*Ability to identify issues and prepare concise analysis of legal documents and records.
*Effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards, empathy with other section lawyers and staff.
*Must have the ability to supervise legal professionals, to deal with personnel issues as they arise and to effectively allocate and prioritize assignments.
*Ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.

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.

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.