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Maricopa County, AZ – Prosecutor I-III


DEPARTMENT: MCAO-190                         


FLSA STATUS: Exempt                       CLASSIFIED/UNCLASSIFIED: Classified

POSITION NUMBER: Various                       JOB CODE: Various


About the Position

The Prosecutor is tasked with prosecuting criminal cases for the Maricopa County Attorney’s

Office and providing competent legal advice and services.

This recruitment is utilized to fill Attorney levels I – III positions.  Level and compensation offered will be based on education and experience provided on the application.

Attorneys hired at a level I will be compensated at a range of $34.65 – $43.29

Attorneys hired at a level II will be compensated at a range of $41.35 – $49.05

Attorneys hired at a level III will be compensated at a range of $44.30 – $67.31

About the Office of the County Attorney

We believe in integrity. We believe in justice for all. And we are proud to deliver high-quality prosecution, comprehensive victims’ services, crime prevention programs, and more to the residents of Maricopa County. If you would like to utilize your talents and skills to stand up for Maricopa County, apply today, and join our team!


We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited and American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school.


  • 5 years’ experience for Attorney II consideration
  • 5 years’ experience for Attorney III consideration

Other Requirements

Applications will be considered from the following:

  • Candidates who are currently admitted to practice law and are in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona
  • Candidates who are current 3rd year law students, expected to receive a Juris Doctorate

Within 6 months

  • Law students who have completed the Arizona Bar Exam and are awaiting results
  • Candidates awaiting admission to the State Bar of Arizona

Those who have not yet received admission to the State Bar of Arizona cannot be hired until admitted. Must currently possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver’s license.

Our Preferred Candidate has

  • Previous prosecution experience
  • 3 years’ experience for Attorney II consideration
  • 8 years’ experience for Attorney III consideration


The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.

  • Negotiates the just resolution of assigned cases and complies with Victims’ Rights.
  • Maintains professional relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and members of the community.
  • Discusses and presents analysis of legal issues.
  • Conducts trials and presents oral arguments as needed.
  • Composes memoranda and pleadings regarding legal issues of concern as needed in assigned cases.
  • Interviews witnesses regarding facts as needed in prosecution of the case(s).
  • Researches and analyzes legal issues using both computerized legal research and hard copy tools.
  • Covers court and other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all rules regulating professional responsibility, including specific rules addressing the prosecutorial function.

Working Conditions

Office and court room setting in high volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations.  May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing and moving about during course of performing duties. Ability to travel to and from various county locations for court appearances, meetings and trainings, utilizing personal or county owned vehicle. Ability to move up to 20 pounds.


The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

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.

Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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Application Materials

Please submit a resume through the Maricopa County Careers Portal.