The City Prosecutor’s Office is offering an exciting opportunity to make a difference in our community, to be at the cutting-edge of technology in prosecution, and to be part of a professional, dedicated, committed, hard-working group of people working to make Phoenix better. We are looking for lawyers who want to be part of this team and who see prosecution as a career.
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work well within a team atmosphere, display sound judgment, and interact professionally with victims, defendants, office staff, co-workers, and court personnel. A prosecutor will be expected to make daily court appearances, negotiate plea bargains designed to improve the lives of the parties involved as well as our community, review charges and initiate charges, participate in arraignments, pre-trial disposition conferences, and conduct non-jury and jury trials. Types of crimes handled will include assault, shoplifting, theft, prostitution and driving while impaired.
This recruitment may be used for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.
Graduate of an ABA accredited school of law.
Active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona.
Please include your Arizona State Bar license number on resume or cover letter. If you have passed the Bar AND Character and Fitness, please state this in your cover letter along with information on the date you expect to receive your Bar number.
Trial experience is not a prerequisite, but an aptitude for trial advocacy and familiarity with trial procedure is viewed favorably.
Trial practice classes, moot court experience, and law school prosecution internship experience are viewed favorably.
The ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing is necessary.
Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Prosecutor’s Office.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
Internal Number: 26812
About City of Phoenix
Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government.
Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.
The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.
City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.