Legal Assistant Ii(Job Id 48973)

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Litigation Division/Tobacco Enforcement Unit is seeking a Legal Assistant II to assist in the investigation and prosecution of civil and criminal violations of state tobacco laws and violations of the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement. This position will assist in planning, coordinating, and recording statewide tobacco retailer compliance inspections with other law enforcement and local and county agencies as needed. The employee will prepare reports based on inspection data and will assist in preparing exhibits and documents for court as necessary. The employee will recruit and train youth volunteers throughout the state to assist with conducting tobacco retailer compliance inspections, and will track and maintain records of all youth volunteers participating in the program. The employee will assist in maintaining records related to enforcement of Arizona's ban on the delivery sale of tobacco products, including records related to online sting operations.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver's License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge of pertinent statutes and regulations governing the manufacture, sale, advertising, and distribution of tobacco products, as well as the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement.

  • Knowledge to file citations with the court and track ongoing cases, prepare spreadsheets, subpoenas, demand letters, exhibits and other documents as required by the prosecutor, investigator, or other investigative or regulatory agency.

  • Knowledge of court rules and practices, legal research methods and sources.

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures established for the State of Arizona, Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section and the Tobacco Enforcement Unit.

  • Basic knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping, and bank account reconciliation procedures.

Skills needed:

  • Effective communication skills to coordinate and act as liaison with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

  • Mathematical skills to perform financial and statistical calculations.

  • Time management skills to effectively plan and coordinate tobacco operations.

  • Computer skills using Excel, Word, and in-house software programs such as CMS 2.

  • Organizational skills to efficiently manage inter-agency operations and maintain proper rotation of youth volunteers.

Abilities needed:

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to analyze financial records, invoices, and other business documents.

  • Ability to communicate and work with high school aged children, including providing instruction and training to youth volunteers.

  • Ability to effectively organize and manage law enforcement operations such as tobacco sting operations.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Ideal Candidates will have experience in working with minors of age, the Arizona Justice Courts, public speaking and recruiting.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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 HumanResources@azag.gov. 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.


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