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City of Glendale AZ Assistant City Prosecutor in Glendale, Arizona


Performs professional level legal prosecution work involving research, trials, appeals and other activities. This classification encompasses both entry-level and full journey-level responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepares and appears for court hearings including arraignments, pre-trial conferences, restitution hearings and identification hearings; Tries jury and non-jury trials with defendants and/or attorneys.
  2. Reviews the file on each case including police reports, previous convictions, body worn cameras and other evidence. Responds to motions from defense attorneys; prepares any necessary correspondence and prepares for the pre-trial conference.
  3. Reviews cases forwarded by the Glendale Police Department, Code Enforcement Department and other departments as required and makes the determination whether to prosecute.
  4. Provides assistance to the general public regarding pending cases and responds to questions from Glendale Police Department and Code Enforcement officials; meets with victims and explains court procedures prior to trial.
  5. Researches case law, writes appellate briefs and provides written responses to motions.
  6. Argues motions before the court.
  7. Reviews dismissed cases for possible re-filing.
  8. Gathers and prepares statistical data on office workload.
  9. Provides daily update of cases going to trial.
  10. Records daily public message regarding cases going to trial.
  11. Files and retrieves case files.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements

Requires graduation from an accredited school of law and demonstrated working knowledge of the principles of civil and criminal law, rules of evidence, the methods and practices of pleading, judicial procedures and the principles methods, practices and references utilized in legal research.

Knowledge of: Federal, State and City criminal codes, rules of procedure and constitutional law Judicial procedures and rules of evidence Principles, practices and methods of legal research and sources of legal reference Methods and practices of trial work

Ability to: Analyze and organize facts, evidence, and precedent and identify the determinative aspects of cases and present them in a clear and logical order. Establish and maintain working relationships with employees, court officials, attorneys and the general public.

Special Requirements Membership in the State Bar of Arizona

Salary: $69,576.00 - $104,364.00 Annually

Location: Glendale, AZ

Job Type: Full Time

Department: City Attorney

Job Number: 2020 -02040

Agency: City of Glendale (AZ)

Address: 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, Arizona, 85301

Phone: 623-930-2270