Maricopa County

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at Maricopa County

Pay: $29.56 to $60.74/hour
Salary : $29.56 - $60.74 Hourly
Posted: 9/21/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1707720
Categories: Government, Legal

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Attorney
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$29.56 - $60.74 Hourly
Job Type:Classified/Full-Time
Location:Phoenix, Arizona
Department:County Attorney
The Attorney is tasked to prosecute criminal cases for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and to provide competent legal advice and services.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum education and/or experience:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited ABA approved law school.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
Must currently possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license. Must be admitted to practice law and be in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona at time of application.
Knowledge of:
  • Laws, court decisions, and rules of evidence and procedure.
  • Presenting and arguing cases in court and to handle unanticipated problems.
  • Principles, methods, materials, practices, and references utilized in legal research.

Skilled in:
  • Communicating effectively with victims, witnesses, judges, other agencies and members of the public one-on-one or in a group setting.
  • Applying legal analysis, research, and writing techniques and tools in order to draft clear, concise, and organized legal correspondence, memoranda, documents, and pleadings.
  • Interviewing witnesses to obtain facts regarding cases.

Ability to:
  • Develop and act on sound legal strategies.
  • Analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents to ascertain the determining aspects of cases and present material in a clear and logical form.
  • Maintain professional relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and members of the community.
  • Effectively and efficiently negotiate the just resolution of assigned cases in compliance with Victims' Rights.
  • Use technology in the office for daily duties and in court during litigation.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Previous prosecution experience.

Working conditions:
Office and court room setting in high volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations. May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing and moving about during course of performing duties. Ability to travel to and from various county locations for court appearances, meetings and trainings, utilizing personal or county owned vehicle. Ability to move up to 20 pounds.
Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Essential Job Tasks:
  • Negotiates the just resolution of assigned cases and complies with Victims' Rights.
  • Maintains professional relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and members of the community.
  • Discusses and presents analysis of legal issues.
  • Conducts trials and presents oral arguments as needed.
  • Composes memoranda and pleadings regarding legal issues of concern as needed in assigned cases.
  • Interviews witnesses regarding facts as needed in prosecution of the case(s).
  • Researches and analyzes legal issues using both computerized legal research and hard copy tools.
  • Covers court and other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all rules regulating professional responsibility, including specific rules addressing the prosecutorial function.

Selection Procedure:
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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