City of Tucson


$31.49-$61.14 Hourly / $65,499.20-$127,171.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 616

General Description

Oversees the prosecution of cases and initiates criminal misdemeanor complaints and civil code enforcement. Acts as a liaison to police and other departments, and coordinates training for personnel. Provides legal advice and counsel. Prepares and reviews legal documents for the Mayor and Council.

Essential Functions

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two full-time employees at the supervisor level in the section.

Oversees the prosecution of criminal cases by reviewing cases for assignment to special litigation teams, coordinating trial calendars, jail transport lists, and witness availability, redistributing case loads as needed, negotiating with unrepresented defendants or counsel, preparing documents for continuance or dismissal of cases, directing and reviewing legal research, following up with defendants and determining if further prosecution is necessary, and discussing cases and legal issues with other attorneys.

Initiates litigations by preparing documents to initiate the case, reviewing cases, providing direction for continued investigations, reviewing and verifying facts, identifying legal problems, conducting research, and conducting bench and jury trials.

Acts as a liaison to police and other departments by attending meetings, reviewing proposed code enforcement for potential legal issues, providing guidance on investigative approaches, giving legal advice, and drafting local ordinances as needed.

Coordinates training by scheduling classes, and training personnel on case management, court procedures, changes in legislation, trial techniques, and policies and procedures.

Performs related duties by reviewing documents for the council, managing grant applications and budget programs for specially funded units, evaluating the performance of personnel, making salary adjustments and assigning tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Juris Doctorate

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years civil and/or criminal litigation

Special Job Requirements

Member of the Arizona State Bar Association

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 05

Occupation Group Description: Legal and Judicial

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 8820

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No 

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0617; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;