Maricopa County

Prosecutor II – Part-Time Charging Attorney

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  • Part Time
  • $90,500 - $130,500/annual
  • Phoenix, AZ
June 12, 2024 Attorney Criminal Law

Job Description

Posting Date


Application Deadline


Pay Range

$90,500 - $130,500 annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. The position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Job Type



County Attorney

About the Position

The charging of a felony is one of the most challenging and important decisions a prosecutor can undertake in their duties. Careful evaluation of a submittal before charging is critical. A thorough review of available evidence and the applicable criminal statutes is necessary to ensure that cases are not charged unless there is a reasonable likelihood of conviction based on constitutionally obtained and admissible evidence. The charging decision often includes communication and coordination with law enforcement. If the suspect is in custody, the charging attorney may only have a few hours to review the submittal and make a charging decision. The charging attorney must be familiar with and able to navigate both MCAO and Superior Court databases competently.

This recruitment is utilized to fill Attorney II positions. The level and compensation offered will be based on education and experience provided on the application.  

Attorneys hired at a level II will be compensated at a range of $35.50 - $40.41

About the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO)

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is the third-largest prosecution agency in the country. The dedicated professionals at MCAO play a critical role in keeping our community safe and are committed to doing the right things for the right reasons. Now, more than ever, this office needs skilled individuals to join our team and help ensure that the wheels of justice continue to turn.

Proud to Offer

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer

  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRHP) for attorneys

  • Perform work with a greater purpose

  • Growth and stability since 1871

  • Opportunities for growth and development within Maricopa County

  • Exceptional work-life balance

  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents

  • Enrollment in Arizona State Retirement System

  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental (birth/adoption) leaves

  • Maricopa County participates in the Arizona State Retirement System. This defined retirement benefit requires a 12.29% monthly contribution rate and includes a 100% employer match on Day 1

  • Extensive wellness program with $60 monthly medical premium discounts

  • Employee discounts for goods and services

  • Learn more at Work With Us | Maricopa County, AZ

We Require

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

  • Three years of criminal law experience as a practicing attorney or six years as an attorney in any other practice area

Other requirements

  • Must be admitted to practice law and be in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License upon hire

We Also Value

  • Prosecutor experience in Arizona

Job Contributions

  • Review submittals from law enforcement and make appropriate charging decisions within applicable time limits

  • Communicate effectively with law enforcement, the court, victims, and other agency and community partners

  • Review risk assessments, criminal history, and the facts of the crime to make appropriate release recommendations to the judicial officer

  • Comply with all rules regulating professional responsibility

  • Cover court and other duties as assigned

  • MCAO is a fully digital office.  Must navigate effectively in MCAO and Superior Court computerized databases

Working Conditions

  • Office and courtroom setting in a high volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations

  • May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing, and moving about while performing duties

  • Ability to travel to and from various County locations for court appearances, meetings, and training, utilizing personal or County-owned vehicles

  • Ability to move up to 20 pounds

Selection Procedure

  • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered

  • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications

  • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile

  • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitive

Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • $90,500 - $130,500/annual

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