Town of Marana

Marana, AZ

Assistant Town Attorney / Associate Town Attorney

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Closing: Continuous
Town of Marana

Marana is the fastest growing community in Southern Arizona and the 2nd largest municipality in Pima County. The Town was recently recognized as one of the ten most successful cities in Arizona. Marana lies approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson and 75 minutes southeast of Phoenix. The Town makes its decisions based on a Strategic Plan that has five focus areas: Commerce, Community, Heritage, Innovation and Recreation.

Marana's standards are high. We are an organization of excellence and have developed four Cultural Value Statements that provide the guidelines for how we work together. Our Cultural Values are: Dedicated Service, Respect, Teamwork and Engaged Innovation.

Position Description

The Town of Marana is seeking an Assistant Town Attorney or Associate Town Attorney to work in the Legal Department. This is a full-time position and an exciting opportunity for someone interested in providing legal representation and advice to Town officials and departments.

The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, have the ability to work with minimal supervision, have excellent attention to detail and exceptional communication skills (oral and written), and have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Town employees, court officials, police officers, attorneys, and the general public.

HIRING RANGE for Assistant Town Attorney: $69,155.82 - $86,444.49

HIRING RANGE for Associate Town Attorney: $61,746.08 - $77,182.03

Examples of Duties

  • Provide as-needed legal advice; perform legal analysis, research, and writing; communicate results to clients.
  • Attend meetings of the Town Council, boards and commissions, and Town staff; analyze and assimilate information; and organize calendar and work tasks.
  • Prepare and review legal documents; read and apply knowledge of subject; maintain legal knowledge of issues.
  • Represent the Town in legal proceedings; prepare legal pleadings; attend court; present arguments; communicate with witnesses and counsel; and negotiate with opposing counsel and parties.
  • Act as prosecutor if directed by the Town Attorney; prosecute misdemeanor criminal offenses in the Town of Marana from inception to resolution; represent state of Arizona at trials and other hearings, including appeals; prepare plea offers; ensure proper implementation of Victims Rights; draft legal motions, appeals and memoranda; and manage prosecution case load.
Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT TOWN ATTORNEY:

  • Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Three years of legal experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE TOWN ATTORNEY:
  • Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with civil, municipal law in Arizona
  • Experience with criminal law, preferably prosecution
RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

If you meet the minimum requirements, submit a completed Town of Marana application with an attached resume and a cover letter. A first review of applications is scheduled for November 29, 2021. Candidates are responsible for verifying receipt of materials. Applications must be submitted by applying online at www.maranaaz.gov and following the employment link. All status updates will be sent via email through the applicant tracking system.

TESTING:
Candidates invited to an interview will also complete a practical exercise. More information will be provided at that time.

TOWN OF MARANA CONTACT INFORMATION
11555 West Civic Center Drive
Marana, AZ 85653
www.maranaaz.gov
ph (520) 382-1900 / fx (520) 382-3500

QUESTIONS
Human Resources Staff Contact
Nikki Hemphill / 520-382-1925 / nhemphill@maranaaz.gov

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The Town of Marana is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a reasonable accommodation at any stage of the application/exam process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to any deadlines related to this recruitment process. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you would like this publication in an alternative format.
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