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Attorney - Prosecution (Part-Time)
at Maricopa County
- Position Overview
The Attorney is tasked with prosecuting criminal cases for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and providing competent legal advice and services.
Successful applicants with zero relatable experience will be compensated at a salary rate equivalent to 95% of the minimum salary. A 5% increase will be awarded upon successful completion of probation.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited and American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school.
Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:
Applications will be considered from the following:
- Candidates who are currently admitted to practice law and are in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona.
- Candidates who are current 3rd year law students, expected to receive a Juris Doctorate no later than December 2018.
- Law students who have completed the Arizona Bar Exam and are awaiting results.
- Candidates awaiting admission to the State Bar of Arizona.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
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.
- 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.