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Public Defender

Company: CITY OF SOUTH TUCSON
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Job Description:

Public Defender Open Until Filled Responsible for all of the statutory duties of a Public Defender as required in A.R.S. -- 11-584 et seq. relevant to the representation, defense, advising, and legal counseling of persons who are not financially able to employ their own counsel in criminal and other proceedings. Directs and administers the activities of the Public Defender's Office. This classification reports organizationally to the office of the City Manager. This classification is appointed, unclassified and exempt from the City of South Tucson Merit System Rules. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.) Develops and implements legal policies and direction for indigent defense services; Drafts suggested legislative and procedural rules, policies and procedures for the provision of indigent defense services, and submits to appropriate authorities for action or consideration; Works closely with the City Magistrate and City Prosecutor to maintain a viable criminal justice system Develops and implements office policies, structures and administrative procedures to meet statutory requirements in a time-/cost-effective mannerResearches, prepares, and submits routine, recurring and special fiscal, administrative and other reports to the City Manager, the City of South Tucson City Council, and county, state, and federal agencies as may be requiredRepresents eligible persons through the full cycle of legal representation, either personally or by delegation to qualified legal counsel and support staffAssures the maintenance of appropriate security and confidentiality of materials and information encountered or created in the course of assigned duties; Assures the appropriate creation, maintenance, dissemination, and disposition of manual and computer based records of case and office activities, as required by law, rule, regulation or technical standards of the courts, the county and other state/federal agenciesWorks requires availability during court hours; Monday-Friday. Hours may vary dependent on court calendar. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Knowledge of: legal principles and practices to include civil, criminal, juvenile, constitutional, and administrative law and procedureprinciples, methods, materials and practices of effective legal researchprinciples and practices of pleading civil and criminal cases and effective techniques for the presentation of cases in courttrial procedures, rules of evidence and court requirementsorganization, function and structure of the city, county, state, and federal criminal justice and courts systemsapplications of computer-based resources for legal and administrative purposes Skill in:-- conducting legal research, analyzing data, and determining proper courses of actionadministering and managing the staff and activities of an organizationpreparing for, presenting, and conducting client defenses and appealsanalyzing and applying legal principlespresenting oral and written statements of law, fact, and argument clearly and logicallypreparing and presenting proper legal instrumentsplanning, directing and evaluating the work of staffuse of computer-based resources for research, analysis, creation, recording, and maintenance of records, correspondence and related materials DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and current admission to the Arizona State Bar. The appointing authority may also require additional training, experience and/or education. Possession of a valid Class D Arizona driver license may be required at time of application or appointment. Minimum of one year criminal law experience desired. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Licenses and Certificates: Current admission to the Arizona State Bar is required at the time of appointment, and must be maintained as a condition of employment; failure to maintain this admission shall be grounds for termination. Arizona Daily Star.Category: Legal, Keywords: Public Defender

Keywords: CITY OF SOUTH TUCSON, Tucson , Public Defender, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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