Experience:
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/22/2019
Job Category:
Legal
Assistant Attorney General
(This job is no longer available)
STATE OF ARIZONA | Phoenix, AZ
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Job Description

OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Arizona Attorney General's Office, Child and Family Protection Division, Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section is seeking an attorney to represent the Department of Child Safety ("DCS"). The attorney will be responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to DCS and undertaking a wide variety of challenging assignments involving all aspects of child welfare law. Analyzing complex and diverse legal issues, conducting associated research, and providing written and oral advice to the client is essential. Although the position primarily focuses on providing legal advice, the attorney will also conduct training, review and draft legislation, and assist with litigation.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

* A valid Arizona Driver's License is required, along with giving consent to have your driving record run periodically.
* Travel is required for this position.
* 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge needed:

* Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, case law, and court rules.
* Knowledge of litigation and the administrative process.
* Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.

Skills needed:

* Skill in working with the client to solve complex/diverse challenges.
* Skill in analyzing, interpreting and applying myriad federal regulations and state/federal statutes.
* Skill in prioritizing multiple demands.

Abilities needed:

* Ability to identify/analyze complex legal issues and communicate about the same with the client and section management.
* Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
* Ability to exercise sound judgment in making strategic decisions in cases and in providing legal advice to the client.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate is an attorney who has broad substantive knowledge of child welfare law, including the dependency process and policy issues regarding children in care. Excellent writing and communication skills are required. Applicants must also have the ability to work collaboratively with others.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG's Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at [email protected]. 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, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000. 36526