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).

  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Associate

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Assists in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of HRIS and other human resources computer applications and systems. Partners with departmental IT, HR and Finance staff to analyze, design and maintain HRIS. Processes and maintains reports of employee record data and develop ad hoc reports. Maintains system tables and personnel records that support all facets of personnel and position management including, but not limited to, on-boarding/off-boarding, transfers, reporting relationships, financial structure, and compensation history. Provides training and technical support to the departmental users. Assists in the process flow and development of database information, data entry and tables for human resources information. Collaborates with software vendor for problem resolution and system updates. Serves as project manager for system enhancements and modifications. Develops and maintains HRIS training manual and process flow charts. Confirms accuracy and integrity of information by conducting audits of all data entered into HRIS and ensure information is updated in a timely manner. Identifies gaps and provides solutions for system and/or process improvements. Researches and resolves HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws, perform scheduled activities, recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. Assists with any number of operational tasks related to human resources including but not limited to recruitment, job description creation and updating, completing and/or reviewing personnel actions, preparing documents related to compensation and payroll, conducting new employee processing.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or another relevant field and two (2) years’ progressively responsible professional human resources and/or information technology (database administration) experience.

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  • Legal Support Assistant

    Essential Job Tasks:
    Organizes case files for close-out and storage; enter case disposition and close-out information into the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office internal database. Enters and retrieves case information from various sources, including Motor Vehicle Department, Justice Court database, Superior Court database, among others. Pulls case files for court calendar and files documents with the court. Performs criminal history/criminal records checks and bureau specific data entry. Maintains a current TOC with Department of Public Safety. Assists with document delivery runs between downtown buildings. Provides reception relief/coverage; answers multi-line telephone, answers general information questions, transfers calls, and takes messages. Reviews electronic minute entry folder; retrieves and distributes electronic pleadings and minute entries. Types subpoenas.

    Minimum education and/or experience:
    High school diploma or GED and one (1) years’ experience performing specialized clerical and customer service duties which include data entry and retrieval, maintenance and organization of case files, answering questions in person and by phone, and typing documents.

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  • View all open Maricopa County positions

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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.