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

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to assume responsibility for the litigation on behalf of and representation of the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). PSS attorney responsibilities include but are not limited to providing advice on child welfare law and representing DCYF in dependency, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and adoption matters statewide at the trial court level. PSS attorneys must comply with laws, rules and office policies and procedures applicable to the performance of the job and perform additional tasks as assigned by supervising personnel.

  • 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.
  • 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 needed:
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable case law, statutes, rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
  • Knowledge of legal techniques and basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
Skills needed:
  • Oral advocacy
  • Effective legal written work product, writing ability
  • Legal analysis and reasoning
  • Provide solid client advice
  • Uses good judgment regarding legal advice/recommendation
  • Effective case presentation/trial work
Abilities needed:
  • Displays appropriate courtroom demeanor
  • Builds client relationships
  • Demonstrates negotiation skills and persuasive abilities
  • Utilizes a problem solve approach
  • Litigates using innovative techniques
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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.