State of Arizona PARALEGAL II in PHOENIX, Arizona
OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL
Please Note: Position is open until filled, resumes will be reviewed weekly.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section is seeking a Paralegal II to work under the direction of the Section's Chief Counsel, this position is to provide paralegal support to one or more litigating attorneys and support staff. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing a variety of correspondence, pleadings, motions, petitions, briefs, legal forms and independently prepare correspondence. Additionally, the position will be responsible for legal writing, legal research, process discovery, trial support and case management. The position will assist in the investigation and prosecution of various types of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation cases of elders in Medicaid funded facilities. The position will work closely with the assigned prosecutors on Medicaid provider fraud cases. Also, the position is responsible for data entry for statistical tracking purposes needed by the Phoenix office for federal and state reporting purposes. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, writing synopses, briefs and communicating with the Office of Victim Services Program staff.
- Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with giving consent to have your driving record run periodically.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Knowledge of techniques and principles used for writing briefs, reports, opinions and other legal memoranda.
Knowledge of legal terminology, legal concepts and procedures.
Knowledge of state and federal laws.
Knowledge of the functions of local, state and federal courts.
Knowledge of criminal prosecution procedures and protocol.
Understanding of the attorney/client relationship including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
Knowledge of agency programs,management philosophy,mission and goals.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and organization.
Knowledge of terminology, practices and procedures of modern law offices.
Knowledge of the sequence of legal actions in prosecutions sufficient to answer detailed inquiries from judicial staff,law enforcement, counsel or the public with accuracy.
Knowledge of various computer programs including but not limited to MS Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, Power Point and evidence handling software.
Skill in writing legal memoranda and reports.
Skill in interpersonal relationships as applied to interaction with court personnel, agency personnel and other government agencies.
Skill in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents and court decisions.
Skill in complex document composition and production.
Skill in docketing and monitoring legal deadlines.
Ability to prioritize and plan large scale projects.
Ability to use various types of equipment, computer and software.
Ability to multi-task and handle frequent task changes.
Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
Ability to maintain regular attendance.
- Ideal Candidates will have a Legal Assistant certificate and criminal law experience.
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, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
Post Date: 03/07/2018