Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General, Office of - Phoenix, AZ

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Job Description: The Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Division, Transportation Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to provide legal consultation and representation to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on a wide variety of issues. These issues include, but are not limited to, interpretation of relevant statutory provisions, draft or review of contracts, and assist in drafting new administrative rules and statutes. The attorney will be responsible for evaluating issues, adopting legal positions.

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

Knowledge needed:
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, administrative regulations, and case law.
  • Knowledge of Arizona rules of civil procedure.
  • Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Skills needed:
  • Excellent skill in persuasive oral and written communication pertaining to case presentation through various stages of representation, including litigation through trial and appeal, if required.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations as necessary for effective team work, cooperation and conflict resolutions.
Abilities needed:
  • Ability to recognize legal issues presented by specific factual situations and to perform necessary legal research and analysis related to those issues.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment in evaluating and analyzing diverse legal issues
  • Ability to display courteous and professional behavior.
  • Ability to articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and communicate information to clients.
  • Ability to effectively use skills of support staff.
  • Ability to appropriately apply professional ethical rules in daily practice.
  • Ability to travel within and outside of Arizona, including overnight stays.
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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 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.


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