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Job Information
Job Reference ID:  46310 
Grade:  23 
Posted Date:  04/12/2019 
Close Date:  04/26/2019 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.

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.


Director’s Office

1601 W. Jefferson

Phoenix, Arizona  85007


The Attorney General (AG) Liaison coordinates the gathering of internal information required by the Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel to allow them to effectively represent the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) in all legal matters.  


-          Receives lawsuits served on ADC staff and forwards them to the Attorney General for defense

-          Ensures that lawsuits are tracked and recorded in the Legal Services database

-          Communicates with the Attorney General regarding all aspects of litigation involving the department, including settlement offers

-          Accepts service of lawsuits and subpoenas on behalf of the Director

-          Assists the Director with responses to discovery requests propounded to the Director as a defendant in a lawsuit

-          Advises staff regarding subpoenas and lawsuits served on them

-          Coordinates the provision of legal advice and counsel by the Attorney General

-          Consults with the General Counsel and conducts legal research into the complex legal issues affecting ADC

-          Supervises professional personnel

-          Reviews and redacts records responsive to subpoenas, court orders, and discovery requests pursuant to state and federal laws and Department policies and procedures

-          Drives on State business


Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


Knowledge of:

-          All phases of Court proceedings and the litigation process

-          State and Federal laws, regulations and rules governing Department’s operations, objectives, policies and procedures

-          Organization and operation of the Office of the Attorney General

-          Process for State rulemaking, management techniques and organizational process

-          Legislative and Executive Branch processes

-          Organization and operation of the correctional institutions

-          Organization and operation of Risk Management Division of Department of Administration

-          State and Federal Administrative hearings and proceedings

-          Management information systems

-          Principles of management and supervision

Skill in:

-          Verbal and written communications

-          Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships

-          Organization and time management

-          High degree of problem solving skills; researching, analyzing, conflict resolution, and process improvement

-          Good composition and report writing skills

-          Good computer skills

Ability to:

-          Verbally communicate clearly and effectively in one-on-one and group settings

-          Write and speak clearly and concisely in letters, reports, speeches, etc.

-          Perform legal research and legal writing

-          Perform effective legal analysis of complex legal issues

-          Formulate and identify effective solutions to problems

-          Effectively manage time and staff

-          Ability to perform under budget and personnel constraints


-          Paralegal degree/certificate or law degree preferred but not required                                      


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees: 

-          Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

-          Exceptional retirement program

-          Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

-          An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees:  Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.


If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

*We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace.  ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.


Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $46,932.00-84,157.00 


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