MCAO Careers

We offer an opportunity to build a career while making a difference in the lives of others. Our office is one of the largest prosecutorial agencies in the nation. Our top priorities are to hold criminals accountable for the crimes they commit, and to ensure that the rights of crime victims are honored and respected throughout the criminal justice process. We offer a student loan repayment program and MCAO prosecutors receive over 100 hours of training each year. With a booming population of 4 million, Maricopa County is one of the country’s best places to live, work and play!

Below is a list of current openings. Clicking the More Info/Apply button(s) will take you to the Maricopa County Human Resources site (opens in a new window).

  • Business/Systems Analyst

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Collaborates with business users and technical staff to maintain codes and parameters in the case management system which will provide customization of the software to match Maricopa County Attorney Office (MCAO) business needs. Through detailed analyses of business processes, identifies business workflows that can be optimized through changes in the business and/or case management system. Assists the Training Bureau in maintaining case management system training. Consults with business users to design customized queries and reports. Where more complex custom reporting is necessary, conducts research on the case management database and communicates requirements and design features to technical staff. Maintains case management system policies and procedures. Coordinates user and acceptance testing for new releases of the case management system and other software solutions provided by the technical staff. Coordinates communications between business users, technical staff and staff from other justice and law enforcement agencies.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field and one (1) year experience working in a criminal prosecution environment. Or combined six (6) years’ experience working in a criminal prosecution environment with good working knowledge of criminal prosecution business processes, or experience in information technology, computer science, or related field may substitute for the minimum education requirement on a year per year basis.

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  • Fleet/Fixed Asset Accountant

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Understand complex chart of accounts and an organization with multiple funds to ensure documents and transactions have complete and accurate cost centers identified via the accounting string/code. Administer grants and special revenue funds including verifying and logging deposits, reviewing and preparing checks for distribution using Maricopa County software. Reconcile RICO general ledger accounts, prepare journal vouchers, allocate interest, track and verify transactions. Coordinate with RICO Investigator to ensure sufficient audit trail for forfeiture transactions. Track the use, maintenance and registration of MCAO-owned vehicles (fleet management), prepare fleet reassignment recommendations. Prepare all asset forms for County Attorney assets, maintain departmental fixed asset listing and files; maintain asset tracking systems for office assets. Perform fixed asset and departmental inventories and Perform property surplus. Act as liaison between MCAO and other County departments for fleet activity & fixed asset inventories/tracking. Process Discovery Invoices for monthly billing and track revenue received. Coordinate Attorney Loan Repayment Assistant Program (ALRAP). Coordinate fiscal year end activities. Log deposits, prepare written warrant requests for disbursement, perform monthly account reconciliation, apportion interest to sub-accounts, prepare periodic and specific financial reports, prepare quarterly reports. Manage operations of the victim compensation accounting functions, gather and analyze financial and statistical information and reports relating to analysis, design and implement quality control measures. Assist with the budget monitoring by updating transaction detail and/or other pertinent financial information. Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts for department and individual grants. Perform contract and grant administration to ensure the fiscal aspects comply with County and grantor regulations; prepare grant expenditure reports, invoices and case draws in compliance with County and grant requirements while reconciling the case draws. Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolve discrepancies. Review and reconcile expenditures, revenues, payroll, accruals and cost allocations to verify in compliance with County and grants regulations. Take initiative for investigating discrepancies, provide recommendations based on sound accounting practices and apply resolution as appropriate. Discuss items with supervisor ensuring consistency in application. Ensure compliance with County procurement policies and conditions of grant awards. Perform account analysis of month-end closing; prepare and/or review reconciliations and report findings. Prepare monthly financial reports and reconciliations of projects. Gather and analyze financial statistical data to provide reports related to the analysis. Prepare various billings and cost analysis. Utilize computer programs and software to access financial information and create financial reports. Assist in financial audits. Correspond effectively with peers and external contacts using excellent verbal and written communication skills. Provide information regarding department policies/procedures related to the County P-Card program; audit and reconcile P-Card purchases and ensure proper accounting strings are charged. Cross train with peers as needed. Complete special projects as assigned by supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or closely related field and two (2) years budget/financial management experience. An equivalent combination of related education or experience may substitute for the minimum requirement on a year per year basis.

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  • Legal Support Clerk

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Locate, order, pull, create and organize case files. Enter and retrieve case information from various databases including Motor Vehicle Department, Justice Court database, Superior Court database, among others. Perform statistical data collection and tracking. Prepare various correspondences. Type high volume of subpoenas. Research person information in state and national criminal history databases. Maintain a current TOC with Department of Public Safety. Enter data for basket submittals and in jail submittals using information provided from various police agency reports. Assist bureau Paralegals with running and printing reports in PACE. Prepare Victim Turndown letters. Assist in entering case disposition entries in MCAO internal database. Update probation violation court calendar. Send out discovery requests and clemency letters.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    High School diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience performing specialized clerical and customer service duties in a legal setting.

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  • Paralegal

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Assists attorneys with depositions, witness interviews, court proceedings, and pretrial/trial preparation, including preparation of witness summaries, depositions, organizing exhibits, and securing evidence and documentation such as subpoenas and witness notifications. Produces initial drafts of pleadings, motions, briefs, memos, discovery requests and responses, reports, and correspondence as assigned and in accordance with court rules. Assists attorneys in researching statutes, legal cases and other sources for legal precedents and case applicability utilizing computerized research tools. Reviews, organizes, indexes, redacts, and Bates stamps pertinent documents for disclosure/discovery and for use in court. Analyzes, organizes, reviews and verifies records and other documents obtained through the discovery process. Utilizes software and case management systems for litigation support and trial use. Attends continuing legal education seminars and in-house training.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    Bachelor’s degree in any field and a certificate of completion from a Legal Assistant or Paralegal studies program; Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies; or a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program.

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    The following position is not part of the standard Maricopa County employment.
    Be sure to review the “How to Apply” section for instructions on applying for this position.
  • Law Clerk

    Description:
    The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office seeks applicants for the paid position of Research Law Clerk for those who have a genuine interest in prosecution, as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm. Research Law Clerks will assume significant responsibilities and have an opportunity to gain vast exposure to various aspects of criminal prosecution.

    Duties:
    Principal duties of the position include researching criminal law issues and drafting legal memoranda and pleadings for prosecutors throughout the Office. Research Law Clerks may have the opportunity to observe court hearings, portions of criminal trials, and appellate oral arguments. Students do not need to be Rule 38 certified. Research Law Clerks are expected to work full time during the summer and part time, up to 20 hours per week, when enrolled for any semester.

    Qualifications:
    Position is open to second-semester 2Ls, all 3Ls, and recent graduates who possess a strong academic record, exemplary legal research and writing skills, and keen analytical ability. The applicant must also be proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word and on-line legal research tools. The applicant must demonstrate attention to detail, effective verbal and written communication, legal problem solving, and must be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

    Note:
    MCAO requires a thorough background check of all successful candidates and is authorized to test prospective employees for the presence of illegally accessed drugs. Drug testing is conducted once an offer has been extended and prior to placement.

    Compensation:

    Recent Graduate: $19.25/hr.
    3L: $18.00/hr.
    2L: $17.00/hr.


    How to Apply:
    Please forward the following to: Email address protected by JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript to view

    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Resume
    3. Unofficial Transcript
    4. Writing sample (5 to 7 pages)
      Note: If prior MCAO experience, please submit a non-MCAO-related writing sample.

    You will be contacted by phone or email if selected for an interview. Personal interview is mandatory.