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  • The Arizona Attorney General's Office, Child and Family Protection Division, Child Support Services Section (CSS) is seeking a Unit Chief Counsel to report directly to the CSS Section Chief Counsel. The position will plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of the North office located in Phoenix. The person in this position will also provide legal advice to the Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services (DCSS).  This Unit Chief Counsel will participate in the development of rules, policies and procedures and will oversee project implementation.  This position will assign work to subordinate attorneys and staff and supervise the staff. 
    REQUIREMENTS:
     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 an active Arizona State Bar license.
    ·         Attorney Applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile. 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.
    Close Date: 4/18/14
    To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: http://vimeo.com/arizonaago/employment
    To apply please follow this link:  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EFF
    (Posted 4/14/14)
  • The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to assume responsibility for litigation on behalf of and representation to the Division of Child Safety and Family Services (DCSFS) of the Department of Economic Security.  The Protective Services Section (PSS) attorney responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice on child welfare law and representing DCSFS in dependency, termination of parental rights, guardianship and adoption matters 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.
    REQUIREMENTS:
    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 an active Arizona State Bar license.
    *Attorney Applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile. 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.
    Close Date 4/16/14
    To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: http://vimeo.com/arizonaago/employment
    To apply please follow this link:  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=E4S
    (Posted 4/7/14)
  •  The Pima County Attorney's Office, is actively recruiting for Attorney-Unclassified (7660) in their Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile cases.
    Employment status is full time and is not subject to the Pima County Merit System Rules.
    Desired Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of law. Admission to the Arizona State Bar at time of appointment.
    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
    This recruitment is open until filled
    To apply please follow this link:  http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=2883
    (Posted 12/2/2013)
  • The Pinal County Attorney's Office, is actively recruiting for a Capital Attorney. The Capital Attorny performs legal work of considerable difficulty in the prosecution of the most serious felony offenses including homicides, armed robberies, and aggravated assaults.   Under limited supervision, assesses, prepares, prosecutes, negotiates, litigates and resolves serious felony cases. Represents the County at arraignments, hearings and trials, identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; complies and presents evidence; brings cases before the court and argues facts of the case in relation to points of the law, case law and legal precedent; interviews and cross-examines witnesses.
    Qualified candidates should have more than seven years of relevant experience in the litigation of serious and complex criminal cases. Must have tried to verdict, as lead prosecutor or legal counsel at least 15 felony cases.  Must have trial experience in the use of, and challenges to, mental health and forensic expert witnesses; in investigating and presenting mitigating evidence at the penalty phase of a death penalty trial; and presided over at least one prior death penalty case that was tried to a verdict.
    Juris Doctorate Degree is required. Must have extensive knowledge of state statute, case law, and judicial procedure. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation. Candidate must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona and able to practice law in the State of Arizona, remain active with all annual requirements, and maintain a clear criminal record.
    Salary range is between $102,482 and $116,002.
    This recruitment is open until filled.
    Please email resumes to the Pinal County Chief of Staff at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    (Posted 1/17/2014)
  • The Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, in Nogales, Arizona has an opening for a criminal prosecutor.  The office has flexibility in its hiring and can hire an Attorney I, II, or III.  The prosecutor would be responsible for either a misdemeanor and lower level felony caseload, or a felony victim crimes caseload.  The Attorney I position requires 0 to 2 years of experience and is a great opportunity for experience in motions practice and litigation.  The Attorney II position requires a minimum of 2 years experience and is an excellent opportunity for career development.  The Attorney III position requires a minimum of 10 years experience.  The Attorney III position offers a challenging and diverse caseload of felony victim crimes including property crimes and violent offenses.  The salary for Attorneys I, II, and III is $51,444, $56,784, and $62,678 respectively.  An attorney with ten or more years of experience may qualify for a salary of $74,000.
    This position is open until filled.
    Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Liliana Ortega, Chief Criminal Deputy, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    (Posted 3/31/14)
  • The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, is actively recruiting for a County Attorney. The County Attorney provides professional legal services of moderate to considerable difficulty; provides
    other legal services as required or assigned. Employment status is full time.
    Minimum Requirement: Graduation from an accredited law school, and admission to the State Bar of Arizona. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; ability to analyze and organize
    factual information and make persuasive legal arguments; demonstrate increased knowledge in specific criminal and/or civil areas of practice; engage in independent decision making related to the handling of
    more complex criminal and/or civil litigation.Other Skills: Ability to remain in sitting position for extended periods of time. Employment with Yavapai County Government is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal
    background check and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications, as applicable.
    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Initiates and engages criminal prosecution, and/or initiates, engages, and defends civil litigation, which  include investigating facts, analyzing facts, applying legal knowledge, planning trial strategy, consulting with parties and expert and lay witnesses, and negotiating and resolving litigation prior to trial. Conducts criminal and civil trials on behalf of county, and represents county at administrative and other hearings. Advises county departments as clients and various law enforcement agencies on civil and criminal matters.
    Performs legal research and drafts, reviews and prepares legal documents including motions, petitions, opinions and demands. Drafts, reviews and prepares appeals and post conviction relief proceedings.
    Performs other duties as assigned.
    EXPECTATIONS:
    Demonstrates a working knowledge of county, state and federal law, rules of evidence, criminal and/or civil rules of procedure, administrative rules, rules of court, and office policy and procedure. Exercises
    appropriate decision making and discretion when advising clients, negotiating and resolving litigation, including the ability to determine alternative courses of action. Drafts organized legal documents, using
    proper punctuation and grammar. Demonstrates ability to handle large volume of cases and/or clients, meets deadlines and prepares for meetings, court proceedings, hearings and trials, demonstrates
    knowledge in specific areas of criminal and/or civil areas of practice. Consistently maintains effective working relationships with civil clients, county departments, law enforcement representatives, victims, other
    employees, the courts, and the public.
    This recruitment is open until filled
    For more information and to apply please visit: http://apps.co.yavapai.az.us/employment. 
    (Posted 4/10/14)
  • The Yuma County Attorney's Office, currently has positions available for Senior Trial Attorneys.  For more information about these positions, please click on the following link: Recruitment Announcement
    (Posted 10/28/2013)