Arizona Department of Economic Security

About the organization

Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Responsibilities include:
● Conduct multiple telephonic or in person hearings each day in cases of original jurisdiction, asking questions, making evidentiary rulings, and controlling the course of the hearing.
● Making rules on subpoenas, postponements, withdrawals, or defaults.
● Review case files and/or hearing record in preparation for hearing or for appellate review of lower authority hearings and decisions. Ensure proper legal notice to the parties of the time, date, and place of hearing, and ensure the proper issues are noticed and the proper legal citations are given in the Notice of Hearing.
● Timely draft and edit final decisions applying Federal and Arizona law to the facts adduced at the hearing, either for the hearing officer’s own signature or for further review and signature by the Appeals Board members.
● Perform legal research to properly conduct hearings and compose and edit decisions within federally mandated time limits.
● Respond immediately to questions, complaints, and requests for information from interested parties. Department representatives and the public.
● In cases of absence of supervisor, make decisions regarding leave requests, daily workflow and priorities of case adjudication, office-operating procedures, supplies and operating needs, and/or work on special assignments and attend needed training.


Selective Preference(s):
• Five years practice of law.
• Graduation from an accredited undergraduate university or college.
• Graduation from an accredited law school.
• Membership and maintains good standing with Bar Association.
• Computer training from DES, Westlaw, Lexis, Case management systems, outsource computer training.
• Participation in Bar Association sponsored continuing legal education programs.



Application instructions

You must apply directly to the state job board, the link will take you there if you have difficulties, go to:, Job# 500391

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