Job Opportunity – Maricopa County Superior Court Vacancy

Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge William L. Brotherton, Jr.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.   

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on November 13, 2017. 

Applicants for the recent vacancies in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held. 

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

Effective January 1, 2018, the new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.

Job Opportunity – Policy Advisor

The Arizona House Democratic Caucus seeks an experienced and hardworking individual to join our team of policy advisors.

Position Description:
A Policy Advisor provides strategic guidance to the chief of staff and elected officials regarding specific policy area issues. A policy advisor is required to research, analyze and offer advice about potential and existing legislation. The ideal candidate will be proactive, work well in a fast-paced environment, and have experience in public policy and the legislative process.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Staff legislative committees and policy issues.
· Monitor bills as they proceed through the legislative process.
· Draft bills and amendments with assistance from legislative drafting attorneys.
· Compile information about the impact of legislation through research and discussion
ith stakeholders, lobbyists, and allied groups.
· Brief Democratic House Members on legislation.
· Prepare written summaries and make oral presentations about legislation.
· Respond to constituent inquiries.
· Draft briefing papers and talking points on assigned issues and legislation.
· Assist other lead staff with community outreach and media relations efforts as needed in assigned legislative subject areas.
· Support other team members on other duties as assigned or required.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or Law degree preferred).
· Knowledge of and experience with legislative processes and government institutions.
· Strong analytical, research, writing and oral presentation skills.
· Professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity.
· Ability to succeed in a busy and demanding work environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines independently.
· Willingness to be part of a team that works closely and collectively to advance the goals of Caucus Members and colleagues.
· Knowledge of policy issues currently being considered by the Arizona Legislature.
· Knowledge of environmental, natural resource, and water issues preferred.

Salary is negotiable based on experience and education. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and retirement.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Please include “Policy Advisor Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line. For questions please call 602-926-5848.

Click the following link to download PDF Policy_Advisor_Job_Description

Job Posting – FEMA Vacancy Announcement – Attorney-Advisor (IC-12/13), Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch

FEMA Vacancy Announcement – Attorney-Advisor (IC-12/13), Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch

The Response and Recovery Legal Division is seeking an attorney-advisor (IC-0905-12/13) to join the Recovery Directorate, Public Assistance Division, Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch (PAAB).  The Branch is responsible for administering the Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) Program Appeals System, developing PA second appeals responses, as well as managing the Recovery Directorate’s audit engagements.  The position affords attorney advisors insight and engagement regarding Executive Level decision making, opportunity to engage external entities, and to work on high profile, cross-directorate, agency level issues.  Ideal candidates must be a strong legal writers, excellent collaborators, and professional communicators.

Typical responsibilities include:

∙ Drafting second appeal decisions and associated correspondence to respond to appeals filed by PA applicants.

∙ Reviewing draft second appeal decisions prepared by appeals analysts to ensure compliance with substantive and procedural requirements in applicable statutes, regulations, and policy.

∙ Preparing legal memorandum, identifying litigation risk, and briefing PA leadership on critical issues appealed by PA applicants or identified in Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit findings.

∙ Facilitating audit engagements with the GAO/OIG.

∙ Liaising with other OCC Divisions, Headquarters and Regional PA leadership and staff, Regional Appeals Analysts, and OIG, GAO, and Congressional staff.

The selected attorney-advisor will report to PAAB’s Supervisory Attorney-Advisor and Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (second-line).  The duty station for this position is 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20547.

This position is a Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) position.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.  This is a Public Trust position.

Interested applicants for the position should send a current resume and cover letter to Kyle Lewis by COB, November 1, 2017.  Please contact Kyle Lewis with any questions at”



Job Opportunity – Attorney

The Navajo Nation
DOJ – Office of the Attorney General
Closing Date: OUF

Legal work related to federal, Navajo Nation, and state court and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Unit or the Office of the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, including legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation for new litigation-centered unit of the Department of Justice. Review of proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act Drafting of proposed Navajo Nation legislation, regulations, and policies. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate; Current admission in any state bar with the intention of seeking and securing admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association and the Arizona, New Mexico or Utah State Bar within one (1) year of date of hire.

For full job description, click here: Attorney Position 243562

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Dec. 6-8

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage Conference will be held Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom on ASU Tempe campus.

Registration at:

Download PDF flyer.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at or 480-727-0420.