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Job Title:  SECTION CHIEF COUNSEL 
Agency:  ATTORNEY GENERAL, OFFICE OF 
Job Reference ID:  59273 
Category:  LEGAL/COMPLIANCE 
Grade: 
Posted Date:  10/16/2020 
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Job Description



OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking a Section Chief Counsel to directly supervises Unit Chief Counsel positions within the section as well as the Consumer Settlement Coordinator and Senior Administrative Manager of the consumer information and complaints unit. This position will assigns cases and investigations; mentors the staff with consumer fraud investigations; works with attorneys on trial strategy and organization; assigns responsibility, along with the Division Chief, for participation in NAAG working groups and conference calls; tracks the progress and completion of projects assigned to Unit Chiefs; participates in Attorney General forums; and reviews and modifies memos, settlement agreements, pleadings and other documents.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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

·       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.

·       Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.

Ø  Writing Sample Guidelines: 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, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge needed:

·       In-depth knowledge of statutes, legal research methods, and general legal principles.

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

·       Must possess knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.

·       Knowledge of financial considerations for the state and defendants.

·       Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through lengthy and varied experience in legal practice, especially in complex litigation.  

·       Responsible for knowing civil procedures, filing deadlines, completing matters on timely basis, producing professional pleadings and keeping abreast of new statutes and case law.

Skills needed:

·       Must have superior oral and written communication skills. 

·       Trial skills, negotiating skills and investigative skills.

·       Prepare legal documents memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with a minimum of supervision. 

·       Legal and factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.

·       Must possess those interpersonal skills necessary to effectively train new attorneys, to foster teamwork, cooperation and conflict resolution among unit members. 

·       Other skills include advocacy, public speaking and media communications.

Abilities needed:

·       Ability to recognize legal issues presented by factual situations.

·       Ability to prepare effective litigation strategies and coach attorneys in these skills. 

·       Ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses. 

·       Ability to identify issues and prepare concise analysis of legal documents and records. 

·       Effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards, empathy with other section lawyers and staff. 

·       Must have the ability to supervise legal professionals, to deal with personnel issues as they arise and to effectively allocate and prioritize assignments.

·       Ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

·       Ideal Candidates will have at least five years of legal experience and at least two years of supervisory experience in a legal setting.  

 

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 Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


 

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $100,000.00-133,728.61 

 

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