The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website: http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/
A City Magistrate is responsible for:
Presiding over misdemeanor and civil traffic cases filed with the Mesa Municipal Court, and presides over Orders of Protection
Applying relevant Supreme Court Rules, state statutes, City ordinances, and case law when presiding over trials to the court, trials to a jury, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, and other hearings
Imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by law
May be required to conduct initial appearances or arraignments in a jail court environment, in accordance with the Arizona Criminal Rules of Procedure
This class performs related duties as required
Distinguishing Features: This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit, at-will position. A City Magistrate is appointed by the City Council to a specified term. Prior to consideration for reappointment by the City Council, City Magistrates are evaluated by a Judicial Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the City Council.
This class is FLSA exempt-professional.
About the Application and Selection Process: All applications must be submitted online at http://www.mesaaz.gov/jobs and must include the required Supplemental Questions, Writing Sample, and References attachments.
The Judicial Advisory Board will review applications and select the most qualified applicants for an interview. The Judicial Advisory Board will conduct the interviews and make recommendations of the finalists to the City Council. The City Council may interview the finalists. The candidate selected will be appointed by the City Council to a specified term.
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to 7-9 years of experience as a lawyer, judge, or hearing officer in criminal or traffic cases, and graduation from an accredited school of law
Admission to the Arizona State Bar Association
For this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa
Previous judicial experience in misdemeanor cases is preferred
City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications will be available as of the opening date of 02/09/18 with apply by date of 03/01/18. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.
City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.