$29.99-$48.23 Hourly / $62,379.20-$100,318.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 615
This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing similar tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees performance evaluations; assists with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.
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 and meeting objections, and introducing evidence.
Performs pretrial functions by conducting client interviews, reviewing and evaluating evidence, researching legal issues and specific case issues, drafting legal documents, participating in plea negotiations, interviewing witnesses, 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.
This position is distinguished from the lower class of Assistant Public Defender by serving as a resource, mentor and role model to other attorneys in this office as well as members of the private bar. Resource areas may include but are not limited to litigation including second chairing Jury and/or Bench trials, evidentiary/legal hearings, Appeals, Immigration, procedural questions for Specialty Courts and Superior Court.
Minimum Education Level & Type: Juris Doctorate
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of criminal law experience involving criminal litigation
FLSA Status: Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 05
Occupational Group Description: Legal and Judicial
EEO Job Category Code: B
EEO Job Category Description: Professionals
Organizational Level: Lead
Bargaining Unit: No Representation
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