Administrative Counsel

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 1 week ago

150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

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Administrative Counsel

Division of Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs


The Administrative Counsel position will be responsible for providing in-house legal support to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Executive team and will act as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's office. The individual in this position will respond to management and staff inquiries, conduct necessary legal research, and provide advice to assist in resolving issues affecting the Department.

The individual in this role will be accountable for the assistance in the issuance of Director decisions and appealable agency actions, the response to public records requests and the resolution of attendant confidentiality issues, and the acceptance of service of subpoenas, lawsuits, complaints, and claims and the coordination of responses. The individual in this role is to sign on behalf of the Director for all notices of hearings, decisions and orders for administrative hearings cases appealable agency actions etc.

The position will provide assistance to the Department's Director and Executive Team by assisting in the interpretation of rules and state statutes. The person in this role will be accountable for meeting or interacting with internal and external customers to achieve approval of rule packages, five-year-review reports, substantive policy statements, and economic impact statements, conducting any research that is required to achieve the goal or assignments made to the person, and providing assistance with writing and tracking legislation as assigned to the person.

What will I be doing in this job?

Rule-making activities for the Department, including the completion of rules, five-year-review reports, economic impact statements, and substantive policy statements

Reviewing and signing of specified documents

Responding to management and staff inquiries, conducting necessary legal research, and providing advice to assist in resolving issues affecting the Department

Coordinating responses to public records requests; subpoenas, court orders, etc.

Reviewing administrative hearing case files and exhibits

What does this job require?

Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school

Admission into the State Bar of Arizona

Comprehensive knowledge of the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act

Comprehensive knowledge of legal research methods and application of legal principles

Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory functions of public health, areas served, and constituent needs

Comprehensive knowledge of the rule making process and substantive policy process

Comprehensive knowledge economic impact statements

Comprehensive knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Researching, analyzing and interpreting statutes, rules and policies

Communicating with Department personnel and the public

Analyzing and interpreting Department issues

Developing technical written materials

Communication with Department personnel and the public

Skill in operating a windows-based computer and various software applications

Analyze complex problems

Write in a clear, concise, and understandable manner

Communicate effectively

Maintain effective interpersonal interactions

Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

What are the preferred qualifications for this job?

Preference given to applicants with Public Health experience

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans

Retirement plan

Generous separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)
10 paid holidays per year

Deferred compensation plan

Wellness program and plans

Award winning Infant at Work program

Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

Short-term disability insurance

Credit union membership

Transit subsidy

Central location with covered parking

Employment Requirements

May require possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Administrative Counsel

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