Attorney I-IV

  • MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ
  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $59,862.40 - $124,529.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

Mohave Countyis currently collecting applications for Attorney I-IV positions for various departments. TheHiring Department (County Attorney, Legal Advocate, Legal Defender orPublic Defender) will be reviewing applications as vacancies are available.
The pay ranges are as follows:
Attorney I Range 23, Steps 1-10: $28.78/hr - $44.67/hr
Attorney II Range 25, Steps 1-10: $31.73/hr - $49.25/hr
Attorney III Range 27, Steps 1-10: $34.99/hr - $54.30/hr
Attorney IV Range 29, Steps 1-10: $38.58/hr - $59.87/hr

Performs responsible professional entry level legal work involved in the performance of professional legal services included in reviewing, preparing, prosecuting, and/or defending cases in a court in the State of Arizona and in preparing and reviewing a variety of legal documents and giving legal advice to assigned departments. In a learning and training capacity, an employee will assist and perform (as level of understanding and experience are gained in fulfilling routine duties, increasingly independent action and decisions in accordance with established procedures and regulations may be authorized.
REPORTS TO
Work is performed under immediate supervision of a higher level of authority; however, as skill and experience are gained in fulfilling routine duties, increasingly independent action and decisions in accordance with established procedures and regulations may be authorized.


Essential Job Functions

  • Prosecutes or defends DUI, traffic offenses, misdemeanors, minor felonies, etc. As a defense attorney, may also represent some felon defendants or preliminary hearings and pre-trial motions.
  • As a prosecution or civil attorney, represents the County in civil cases initiated by or against the County.
  • Interviews and advises complainants, victims and witnesses in regard to prospective criminal or civil action which have been assigned to the County Attorney in varying locals such as office, homes, hospital, crime scenes, and correctional facilities.
  • Interviews and advises indigent defendants and witnesses in regard to defense cases which have been assigned to the Public Defender (includes Legal Defense) in varying locales such as office, homes, hospital, crime scenes, and correctional facilities.
  • Performs legal research and studies.
  • Reviews compiled facts; interprets and applies laws, court decisions and legal points and authorities for use in the preparation and presentation of cases, opinions and briefs for the prosecution or the defense.
  • Prepares legal pleadings such as complaints, answers, writs, demurrers, discovery, judgments and motions.
  • Attends preliminary hearings and trials and prosecutes or defends a variety of cases before County and state courts.
  • Maintains chronological charts, forms, folders, and other related documents, notating and documenting accurate, up-to-date information.
  • Confers with and advises County officials, employees and representatives on legal questions.
  • Drafts ordinances, resolutions and other legislative measures.
  • Confers with investigators regarding the collection of facts and evidence.
  • Attends pretrial law enforcement lineups.
  • Attends arraignments, preliminary hearings, hearings, and trials and defends indigent clients in a variety of cases before County and State courts.
  • Dictates legal instruments, correspondence and reports.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

Attorney I
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Arizona, or eligibility for admission by Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(g).
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA law school.
  • Willingness to attain additional knowledge of legal, judicial and other job-related fields through reading of related information and materials and attending training and educational classes.
Attorney II
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Arizona, or eligibility for admission by Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(g).
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA law school.
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work.
  • Must have demonstrated trial skills through performance of both bench and jury trials at a minimum of the Justice Court level, Superior Court experience is preferred.
Attorney III
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Arizona, or eligibility for admission by Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(g).
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA law school.
  • Five (5) year of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work.
  • Must have demonstrated trial skills through performance of both bench and jury trials at a Superior Court level.
Attorney IV
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Arizona, or eligibility for admission by Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(g).
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA law school.
  • Seven (7) years' experience in criminal defense performing responsible, complex professional legal work.
  • Some experience performing administrative and supervisory responsibilities.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Mohave County Personnel Procedures and Department Regulations.
  • Principles of civil and criminal law and of the methods and practices of pleading and trial advocacy.
  • Judicial procedures and of the rules of evidence.
Skill in:
  • Principles, methods, materials, practices, and references utilized in legal research and presentation.
  • Interviewing and investigative techniques.
Ability to:
  • Comply with Mohave CountyPersonnel Procedures and Department Regulations.
  • Analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents and to effectively present such materials in writing and orally in all facets of the assignments including before courts.
  • Understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statutes, cases, administrative regulations and precedents.
  • Understand, interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, procedures and policies regarding legal work and services to include departmental procedures and requirements.
  • Read, interpret and apply technical materials encountered as a result of work assignments.
  • Manage problems which may be controversial or sensitive in nature.
  • Prepare, present and conduct trial defenses and appeals effectively.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Determine alternative courses of action.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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