Senate Democratic Caucus General Counsel & Policy Advisor 

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To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Dora Ramirez at dramirez@azleg.gov by Friday, November 11th. Position is open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

 

The General Counsel provides legal advice to Caucus Leadership, members and staff and also serves as the policy advisor for the Rules, Judiciary and Ethics Committees. 

 

 

DUTIES: 

 

  • Staff legislative committees that consider legislation regarding criminal and civil justice issues and the court system as well as the constitutionality and proper form of all proposed legislation. 

  • 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 with stakeholders, lobbyists and allied groups. 

  • Brief members on legislation. 

  • Prepare written summaries of legislation. 

  • Respond to constituent inquiries. 

  • Draft talking points on key issues and legislation. 

  • Assist other lead staff with community outreach and media relations efforts. 

  • Advise Caucus Leadership, members and staff on Senate procedure and process issues and strategies. 

  • Advise Caucus members and staff on legal issues, including financial disclosure, lobbyist regulation, public records requests, Senate rules and procedures, ethics and conflict of interest. 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

 

  • Law degree and membership in the Arizona State Bar. 

  • Knowledge of and experience with legislative processes and government institutions. 

  • Strong analytical, research, writing, and oral presentation skills. 

  • Knowledge of policy issues currently being considered by the Arizona Legislature. 

  • Professionalism, confidentiality, integrity. 

  • Ability to succeed in a busy and demanding work environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines independently. 

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with Senators, staff, government agencies, stakeholders and the general public. 

 

COMPENSATION: 

 

Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision and retirement. 

 

APPLICATION: 

 

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Dora Ramirez at dramirez@azleg.gov  by Friday, November 11th. Position is open until filled.