About the Position:
The Attorney represents indigent clients when appointed by the court and prepares cases for defense including, but not limited to, presenting such cases in all phases of court proceedings, except appeals. This position will be assigned to the RCC/EDC unit.
Doctor of Jurisprudence or Doctor of Law degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved college or university.
Two (2) years of experience practicing criminal law.
License to practice law and member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona.
Our Preferred Candidate has:
Four (4) years of experience as an Attorney.
Essential Job Tasks
- Appears in court; attends scheduled hearings, preliminary hearings and other matters.
- Presents oral argument as appropriate.
- Researches facts and analyzes legal issues using both computerized and printed legal research tools.
- Composes motions, briefs, correspondence and other legal documents.
- Prepares cases for court.
- Interacts with criminal defendants charged with various crimes, including murder, sexual assault, child molestation, and kidnap.
- Discusses and presents analysis of legal issues to clients, court personnel and related individuals.
- Communicates in person and by phone with clients, prosecutors, co-workers, supervisors and others.
- Travels to outlying courts, jails and correctional facilities to effectively represent clients.
- Attends Continuing Education seminars.
Traumatic subject matter (crime scenes, accidents, etc.), interruptions, time pressure, high volumes of work, handling multiple or complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, frequently changing tasks, accuracy, decision making, concentration / vigilance, teamwork, working in close physical proximity with others, public contact, and overtime / rotating shifts may be a common occurrence. May be required to lift 15-25 pounds from floor to waist; 15 pounds waist to shoulder or shoulder to overhead; carry 15-25 pounds a distance of 100 feet or push/pull 100 pounds a distance of 100 feet.
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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.