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Associate General Counsel

Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: 493374 Exp.: 5+ Years Salary: $85,000 - $120,000 Yearly
Job Summary:
The Associate General Counsel position supports the Department’s program and operational activities by assignment from the General Counsel, Office of the Director. The position acts in support of legal services rendered by the Office of the Attorney General, and is focused on preparing legal opinions, correspondence, reports, issue papers, contracts, memoranda and other related legal writings like rules, policies and procedures. The position further supports the Office of the Attorney General and the agencies outside counsel on litigated matters and holds the principal responsibility for the agency’s compliance with related discovery requests or mandates. The position requires regular consideration of the laws, rules and regulations governing health and human care service practices as well as integrated, qualified or otherwise contracted providers. This position requires state travel to include possible overnight stays.

Job Duties:
  • Negotiate and draft settlements and other correspondence relating to diverse contested matters.
  • Assist in coordination of all stages of litigation including notice of claim, pleadings, motion practice, discovery compliance and/or trial preparation/practice involving the agency, its providers (as necessary) and/or its employees.
  • Read and interpret statutes, case law, rules and regulations and assess their application(s) to Department policy and procedure, administrative law proceedings, contract(s) acquisition, procurement activities, appellate service practices and the resolution of legal matters all of which are attendant to the provision of health and human services, care and employment practices.
  • Identification of enterprise wide matters of concern with attendant participation in planning or implementing solutions.
  • Seasoned ability to present facts, law and argument vs. opinion clearly and logically in written and oral form with a great degree of originality and creativeness that is tailored for the recipient.
  • Able to analyze and independently draft highly complex legislative measures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, regulations, policy and sub-regulatory guidance governing the Department's programs and its operations including but not limited to health care (medical assistance including Medicaid), human services, public health and benefits administration (SNAP/TANF/Unemployment, Child Care and other temporary assistance), regulatory compliance, employment, contract administration, criminal and family law.
  • Knowledge of all phases of State and Federal judicial and administrative proceedings encompassing the litigation process.
  • Familiarity with the Legislature, Judicial and Executive branches of State and Federal Government.
  • Skilled in the ability to perform effective legal research and analysis of difficult and complex legal problems and apply legal principles and precedents to practical problems.
  • Write clear and concise letters, reports and opinions, and present orally the facts, law and arguments vs. opinion clearly and logically.

Selective Preference(s):
  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum five (5) years of experience in the practice of law, AND
  • Three (3) or more years of management of legal staff
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of litigation experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
  • Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
  • Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
  • 10 holidays per year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
  • Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
  • Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
  • Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

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