Careers

We recruit legal researchers, litigators, and professional staff who use their unique talents to move our Office forward. You’re invited to apply to work for a progressive prosecuting agency that values accountability, public service, and outcome-driven thinking and provides great incentives, including the option to telecommute multiple days per week, generous time off, and full benefits..

PCAO is in search of a prosecutor who will review and determine possible charges for:

• Officer-Involved Shootings
• Use of Excessive Force
• In-Custody Deaths

Relevant experience required

Prosecution and/or defense of violent offenses in previous roles including inspector general, police legal advisor, or police oversight.


Benefits include

Helping to shape a brand new unit; projected ½- to ¾-time position with excellent pay in beautiful, sunny Tucson.

Prospective applicants should send their resume and cover letter (with three references) to:

rozana.villanes@pcao.pima.gov
Description (Summary)

Coordinates and conducts professional legal work in the Office of the Pima County Attorney.  Incumbents perform entry level and/or intermediate level legal work in the area assigned for either criminal or civil cases.

Minimum Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
  • A resume, cover letter and writing sample are required with a completed application. Documents must be uploaded to the application at time of submission.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None listed
Annual Compensation 
  • $68,000 – $95,200 Annually

 

For positions in PCAO’s Criminal Division, contact Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney Dan South at Dan.South@pcao.pima.gov  or (520) 724-4767.

For positions in PCAO’s Civil Division, contact Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Sam Brown as Sam.Brown@pcao.pima.gov or (520) 262-5110.

Please call or email to let us know when you have submitted your application!

 

APPLY HERE

Description (Summary)

Coordinates and conducts professional legal work in the Office of the Pima County Attorney. Incumbents perform advanced level legal work in the area assigned for either criminal or civil matters.

Minimum Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Five (5) years of relevant prosecution, defense, or civil experience.
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
  • A resume, cover letter and writing sample are required with a completed application. Documents must be uploaded to the application at time of submission.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None listed
 
Annual Compensation 
  • $79,000 – $110,600 Annually

 

For positions in PCAO’s Criminal Division, contact Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney Dan South at Dan.South@pcao.pima.gov  or (520) 724-4767.

For positions in PCAO’s Civil Division, contact Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Sam Brown as Sam.Brown@pcao.pima.gov or (520) 262-5110.

Please call or email to let us know when you have submitted your application!

APPLY HERE

Description (Summary)
Establishes communication with victims/witnesses, provides crisis intervention services, advises victims of their statutory rights, keeps victims/witnesses informed regarding their cases, provides referrals to appropriate community resources and serves as a liaison between victims/witnesses and the Pima County Attorney’s Office personnel.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social or behavioral science, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and one year of experience in the area of assignment or other closely related field.
    • (One calendar year of experience in the Pima County Victim Witness Volunteer Program, which encompasses a minimum of 240 volunteer hours, would satisfy the experience in the area of assignment requirement.)
    • (Additional relevant education from an accredited college or university or experience may be substituted for any or all of the aforementioned education or experience.)
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate of the Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Basic Crisis Training.
  • Experience working with victims of crime in the criminal justice system.
  • Experience in crisis response/intervention.
  • Experience in social service or mental health service provision.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Annual Compensation 
  • $19.17 Hourly
APPLY HERE
Description (Summary)
Performs paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys in case preparation. Work ranges from handling routine assignments to autonomous decision making in coordinating, processing and monitoring complex and specialized legal casework.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college in a field such as paralegal, legal assistant, law, business, legal secretary, criminal justice, political science, interdisciplinary studies, regional development, communications, or a closely related field as defined by the Appointing Authority at the time of recruitment.
OR:
  1. A certificate of completion in paralegal or legal assistant studies from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program at an accredited college or university.
(Additional relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.) Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None listed
Annual Compensation 
  • $20.15 – $35.44 Hourly
APPLY HERE
Description (Summary)
In direct support of legal functions, performs a variety of specialized legal secretarial tasks, which require distinct knowledge of legal procedures, documentation and legal time constraints and make independent decisions regarding the processing of legal documents. This classification has primary responsibility for completion of assigned tasks and functions by an attorney or paralegal.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An Associate’s degree or a certificate of completion from an accredited college or technical school as a legal secretary.                                                                                    OR:
  1. Successful completion of course work in legal terminology or legal office procedures from an accredited school and one year of legal clerical experience involving the preparation and processing of legal documents or providing legal clerical support to an attorney. (Additional relevant education from an accredited college or technical school and/or experience may be substituted.)
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None listed
Annual Compensation 
  • $16.50 – $25.26 Hourly
APPLY HERE
Description (Summary)
Performs paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys by conducting in-depth legal research and report documentation.
Minimum Requirements
  1. Second or third year law student in or graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
OR:
  1. Completion of course work from an accredited college of law in criminal procedures, constitutional law and legal research. (Additional relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college of law may be substituted.)
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None listed
Annual Compensation 
  • $20.70 Hourly
APPLY HERE
Description (Summary)
Processes legal documents of a specialized nature with some instruction with respect to details of the assignment.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Six (6) months of legal clerical experience.
OR
  1. One (1) year general clerical experience.
  2. (Additional relevant education from an accredited college, university or trade/vocational school may be substituted.)
  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None Listed
Annual Compensation 
  • $16.35 – $26.52 Hourly
APPLY HERE
Description (Summary)

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for organizing community events and fostering relationships with the people the office serves, including partner organizations and agencies across Pima County involved in building a stronger, safer community. Good interpersonal skills and communication are essential. The ideal candidate is bilingual (Spanish/English) and has experience working for an elected official or public official. This position will require working nights and weekends often for various community events. To that end, an alternate work schedule will be approved; the proposed functional work days will be Wednesday – Sunday, based on the needs of this position. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public or business administration or a field closely related to the program area, as determined by the appointing authority and two years of progressively responsible program administration experience or experience directly related to the nature of the program.

  • Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see resume” on your application.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  2. Two (2) years experience working for an elected official or public official.
  3. Two (2) years experience organizing community events.

 

Annual Compensation
  • $51,396.80 Annually

 

APPLY HERE