Thursday, June 21, 2007

Clean Elections looking for a new attorney

Requisition: A07-39EXOSGO0155
Title: Assistant Attorney General
Position No: AAG0155AHO
Location: Phoenix Office

The Solicitor General’s Office has a full time position available in the Phoenix office. This attorney is responsible for representing the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Responsibilities include providing legal advice to the Commission and representing the Commission in administrative hearings, litigation, and appeals. The attorney may also help with other work in the Solicitor Generals Office which includes, handling other election law and campaign finance matters, preparing and submitting pre-clearance submissions to the United States DOJ, drafting formal and informal legal opinions, reviewing proposed legislation, assisting with civil appeals and litigation, and providing independent representation legal advice to various boards and agencies.

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years experience as an attorney. The position requires excellent research, writing and analytical skills, litigation experience, and an interest in election law. 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).

Salary is commensurate with experience. The State of Arizona offers a generous benefits package that includes vacation leave, sick leave, a top-ranked pension plan, and low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance.

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.

This position will remain open until filled. First review of applications will be July 6, 2007 and further reviews will be every week thereafter, as necessary. To apply: Go to Search for Attorney General positions by entering the keyword “AAG” in the Agency Search field. Reference announcement A07-39.

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