The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Solicitor General’s Office / Criminal Appeals Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to draft briefs, motions, responses, memoranda and other pleadings for filing in all state and federal courts; make oral arguments before state and federal courts; preparation of correspondence, reports, agency opinions, legislation drafts, and memoranda. The attorney will assist in representing the State of Arizona at federal court habeas corpus evidentiary hearings, and Rule 32 hearings in state courts.


  • 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 anactive Arizona State Bar license.__

  • Attorney applicants are required tosubmit a writing sample with their resume/application profile. Writing Sample Guidelines:

Ø 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.


Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge of legal research methods, legal principles and their application.

  • Knowledge of Arizona statutory law, Arizona and United States Constitutions, trial and administrative hearing procedures, rules of evidence state, and state and federal judicial systems.

Skills needed:

  • Skilled in Litigation.

  • Skilled in communication, oral advocacy, research, and writing.

  • Skilled in analyzing difficult and complex legal problems.

Abilities needed:

  • Ability to apply legal principles and precedence to a case.

  • Ability to present facts, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form.


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.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG’s Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at[email protected]. 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, 1275 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

Post Date: 09/15/2017

Close Date: 09/25/2017


Grade: 1

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 60,000.00-90,000.00