City of Tucson

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER (#0640)

$28.56-$39.33 Hourly / $59,404.80-$81,806.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 613


General Description

Performs professional legal work defending indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in City Court including pretrial functions. Advises clients on a wide range of direct and collateral consequences of criminal prosecution.

Essential Functions

Defends clients in City Court by attending hearings, notifying clients of court dates, arguing relevant issues and case law, presenting mitigating factors, conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses, making objections, introducing evidence, and conducting legal hearings, evidentiary hearings, jury and/or bench trials.

Performs pretrial functions by conducting client interviews, reviewing and evaluating evidence, scene investigation, researching legal issues and specific case issues, drafting legal documents, participating in plea negotiations, interviewing witnesses, including in person jail interviews, and preparing cases for trial.

Performs administrative duties by directing staff, students, and volunteers, maintaining case calendar, scheduling and prioritizing cases, and coordinating interviews and subpoenas.

Presents documentation and other relevant information to appropriate individuals.

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Juris Doctorate

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year of experience in criminal litigation.

Special Job Requirements

Member of the Arizona State Bar Association

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 02

Occupational Group Description: General Administration

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: First Level Employee, Occasionally Directs  

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: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class 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: 0640; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;