Assistant Attorney General (State Government Division)

Division: State Government Division

Location: Phoenix

Position Summary: 

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division (SGD)/Public Law Section (PLS) is seeking an Assistant Attorney General. Public Law Section attorneys serve in the role of  general or in-house counsel for our clients. Our Section represents a diverse group of state agencies and boards involved in areas such as financial regulation (Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, Department of Real Estate), natural resources (Water Quality Appeals Board, Arizona Power Authority), military affairs (Department of Veterans’ Services) and promotions (Arizona Office of Tourism). We are a collegial team and are looking for an attorney who enjoys working in diverse practice areas and is interested in the dynamic field of public law. The attorney in this position will advise and represent a variety of PLS client agencies, commissions and boards, as assigned. Your  duties will likely include presenting arguments and evidence at hearings before the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings and in state court, handling any associated appeals, providing advice and counsel on legal issues, reviewing and preparing contracts, negotiating settlements, as well as handling contract disputes and procurement matters.  Advice matters may include administrative law, statutory interpretation, constitutional issues, application of court rules, open meeting law, public records requests, and public monies issues.  In addition, the attorney in this position will provide independent legal advice to boards and commissions throughout the State Government Division that require assistance in administrative hearing matters from an attorney other than their regularly assigned counsel. The attorney will also likely work with the lead Assistant Attorney General who reviews and makes recommendations concerning administrative rules packages submitted to the Attorney General for approval.  Salary is based on experience and qualifications.