Attorney - Unclassified

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Job location
33 N STONE AVE
1800
TUCSON, AZ 85701
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Pima County Public Defense Services
Street address: 
33 N STONE AVE, 1800
City: 
Tucson
State: 
Arizona
ZIP: 
85701
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

This recruitment is to establish a register for current and future Attorney Unclassified vacancies which serves all levels/assignments of Attorney in the Pima County Public Defense Services Department (Public, Legal Defender, and Legal Advocate Divisions; Office of Children's Counsel Division, Parent's Dependency, and Public Defender Juvenile Division).

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS ONLY. NO IN-PERSON OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES ACCEPTED. TO APPLY, OR FOR MORE INFO GO TO https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pima

Summary: Coordinates and conducts professional legal work in Public Defense Services. Incumbents may be generalists or specialize in the area of law as related to the assignment. This classification is appointed, unclassified and exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Duties/Responsibilities: (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Defends a variety of criminal cases in Justice Court, Juvenile Court, Superior Court and Appellate Courts;
Engages in negotiations for compromise and settlement of cases;
Engages in pretrial, trial, post-trial and appellate practice as required by cases;
Researches legal questions;
Researches and drafts legal motions;
Prepares pleadings, briefs and other legal documents;
Reviews and evaluates investigative reports;
Participates in investigations;

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Knowledge of:
• criminal law;
• rules of criminal procedures and rules of evidence;
• legal research;
• legal ethics.

Skill in:
• analyzing legal documents and instruments;
• preparing opinions and drafting legal documents;
• presenting and arguing cases in court;
• developing and maintaining effective working relationships with others;
• communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

This classification specification is intended to indicate the basic nature of positions allocated to the classification and examples of typical duties that may be assigned. It does not imply that all positions within the classification perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Requirements: 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited school of law.
Licenses and Certificates: Admission to the Arizona State Bar at time of appointment. Valid Arizona Class D driver license at time of application or appointment and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

To apply: 

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS ONLY. NO IN-PERSON OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES ACCEPTED. TO APPLY, OR FOR MORE INFO GO TO https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pima

Notes: 
Pima County provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate.
Salary range: 
$58,718 - $123,136
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017