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Attorney - Prosecution
at Maricopa County
- Position Overview
- The Attorney - Prosecution is tasked with prosecuting criminal cases for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and provides competent legal advice and services.
- Position Qualifications
- Minimum education and/or experience:Juris Doctorate (Professional) from an accredited ABA approved law school.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona at time of application.
Must currently possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:Knowledge of, and ability to, apply laws, court decisions, and rules of evidence and procedure. Knowledge of presenting and arguing cases in court and to handle unanticipated problems effectively. Knowledge of 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. Skilled in applying legal analysis, research, and writing techniques and tools in order to draft clear, concise, and organized legal correspondence, memoranda, documents, and pleadings. Skilled in interviewing witnesses to obtain facts regarding cases. Ability to develop and act on sound legal strategies. Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents to ascertain the determining aspects of cases and present material in a clear and logical form. Ability to maintain professional relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and members of the community. Ability to effectively and efficiently negotiate the just resolution of assigned cases in compliance with Victims' Rights. Ability to use technology in the office for daily duties and in court during litigation.
Preferred education and/or experience:Prior prosecution experience.
Requires the ability to handle interruptions, time pressures, frequently changing tasks, high volume of work, and unscheduled tasks in an office and court environment. May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing and moving about during course of performing duties. Work requires travel to and from job related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding the use of County vehicles and/or private vehicles used on County business. May require ability to lift floor to waist, push, or pull up to 20 pounds.
- 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 hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
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.