State of Arizona AG ASST AG in PHOENIX, Arizona


The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division is seeking an Assistant Attorney General for the Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section (CLA) which represents the Department of Economic Security (DES) and the Department of Child Safety (DCS). The attorney’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, representing DES in civil litigation, providing advice to some of the over eighty DES social programs and agencies, including programs for the blind and visually impaired, Adult Protective Services, the Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration; representing DES and DCS in administrative proceedings pertaining to foster care certification and licensing, adoption and guardianship subsidy appeals, and protective services review team appeals; and additional tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel.

CLA attorneys must comply with laws, rules, office policies and procedures applicable to the performance of the job.

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  • 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 anactive Arizona State Bar license.__

  • Attorney Applicants are required tosubmit a writing sample with their resume/application profile. Writing Sample Guidelines:

Ø 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.


Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable case law, statutes, rules and regulations of state and federal courts.

  • Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.

Skills needed:

  • Effective oral advocacy

  • Excellent legal research and writing

  • Superior legal analysis and reasoning

  • Ability to provide reliable advice to the client

  • Exercise good judgment in legal advice and recommendations

  • Effective case presentation

Abilities needed:

  • Experience in civil litigation

  • Appropriate courtroom demeanor

  • Ability to build client relationships

  • Effective negotiation skills and persuasive abilities

  • Problem solving approach


  • The preferred candidate will have a minimum often (10) years of experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including E-discovery.


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: Administrative Services, 1275 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

Post Date: 10/17/2016


Grade: 1

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 46,742.00-154,320.00