UNIT CHIEF COUNSEL

State of ArizonaPhoenix, ArizonaFull TimeOn Site


The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Child and Family Protection Division/Child Support Section is seeking a Unit Chief Counsel to assume responsibility for the litigation on behalf of and representation of the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS), within Arizona's Department of Economic Security.

Job Duties:

This position will assume responsibility for the litigation on behalf of and representation of the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS), within Arizona's Department of Economic Security. CSS attorney responsibilities also include advising DCSS on child support law. This position reports directly to the Child Support Services Section Chief Counsel for the Child and Family Protection Division. Under direction, this person will plan, organize, direct, and supervise attorneys' work, pursuant to the policies, procedures, and practices of the Child Support Services Section. The Unit Chief is responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, and discipline.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge and understanding of case law, statutes, rules, and regulations regarding child support.
Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
SKILLS:
Oral advocacy
Effective legal writing
Skilled in communication
Legal analysis and reasoning
Good judgment regarding legal advice/recommendation
Effective case presentation trial work
ABILITIES:
Display appropriate courtroom demeanor.
Build client relationship
Negotiation skills and persuasive ability
Utilize a problem solving approach
Litigate using innovative techniques
Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations
Identify and resolve legal and supervisory issues, including Agency leadership as appropriate.
Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.


Selective Preference(s):

No preferences

Pre-Employment 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.
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.
  • 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.

Benefits:

The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:
The Attorney General’s Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. 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.

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