Legal Counsel

Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)

Phoenix, AZ, US


Job Summary:

Responsibilities for this position may include providing legal advice to Department staff on water law and administrative law issues, representing the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings, participating in meetings and negotiations related to water rights and uses, and drafting rules, laws and contracts.

Review of resumes will begin on January 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample.

Job Duties:

The Arizona Department of Water Resources is the state agency responsible for water management and policy issues in the State of Arizona, including groundwater management, surface water rights administration, underground water storage, dam safety, and interstate and international stream issues.

Selective Preference(s):

A minimum of two years of experience as an attorney, including litigation experience, is preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited law school and Arizona Bar membership is required.


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

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System. Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.