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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL II

Date:  May 29, 2024
Req ID:  35867
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Category:  OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Anticipated Starting Salary:  TBD

 

 

The Office of Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division. 

 

The Civil Litigation Division represents the State’s interests in Arkansas State Circuit Courts, Arkansas State Claims Commission, and Federal District Courts, as well as appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas and should have experience with the Administrative Procedures Act and Freedom of Information Act. Knowledge of legal principles and practices relevant to administrative hearings, licensing, statutory interpretation, agency rules, and significant federal court experience is preferred. 

 

This position requires daily in-office presence and occasional overnight travel.  The applicant must be self-motivated to work collaboratively in a professional environment, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively. Assistant Attorneys General work under the supervision of Senior and Deputy Attorneys General.

 

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  This position offers competitive benefits and pay, including paid sick and holiday leave, group health insurance, and retirement programs to eligible employees. To apply, please email a current résumé, a writing sample, and a cover letter that includes your salary requirement to positions@arkansasag.gov.

 

State job applications will not be excepted. 

Position Information

Class Code:  Q431U

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Summary

Incumbent serves as an Assistant Attorney General within a division.

Functions

1.    Legal work performed is characterized as routine where factual questions are involved with clear applicable precedents.

2.    Incumbent is responsible to handle routine factual or policy issues that involve research, analysis, and obtaining expert testimony or information in areas of scientific, financial, corporate, medical, engineering, or other technical areas.

3.    Conducting legal research.

4.    Analyzing the factual and legal issues.  Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, technical manuals, and other agency publications.  Study industry and trade practices.  Conducts research of laws, legal opinions, policies, regulations, legal texts, and precedent cases bearing on the legal issues involved in the problem, proposal, or case.  Conducts pretrial examination of witnesses.  Preparing memoranda or reports outlining the facts and legal issues, analyzing the factual and legal issues involved, explaining the application of legal principles and precedents, and justifying recommendations or conclusions.

5.    Responsible for litigating on behalf of the State’s interests in Arkansas State Circuit Courts, Arkansas State Claims Commission and Federal District Courts, as well as briefing appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. 
 

Dimensions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to complete work accurately with respect to legal citations, treatment of facts, and other aspects of technical treatment.  Ability to produce written work that demonstrates soundness of approach and argument, application of legal principles, and that is consistent with the governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the employing agency

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law.  Prefer at least 3-5 years litigation and/or criminal law experience.

Licenses

Licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  This position offers competitive benefits and pay, including paid sick and holiday leave, group health insurance, and retirement programs to eligible employees. To apply, please email a current résumé, a writing sample, and a cover letter that includes your salary requirement to positions@arkansasag.gov.

 

State job applications will not be excepted. 


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