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ATTORNEY III (Civil Divison)

Cochise County
Job Description
ATTORNEY III (Civil Divison)
This is an Unclassified position not covered by County Merit Rules and is
Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act
OPENS:          Friday, June 9, 2017                         

CLOSES:        Open Until Filled, (May close at any time without prior notice)        

SALARY:       $55,000 -$88,032 annually (anticipated hiring salary: $80,000 - $88,032 annually, depending on qualifications), plus a competitive benefits package

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school; admission to the State Bar of Arizo­na; four (4) years of relevant legal experience.  Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license if position duties require.
PREFERENCE: may be given to candidates with litigation and other governmental experience.
COUNTY ATTORNEY CIVIL DIVISION OVERVIEW:  The three attorneys in the Civil Division of the County Attorney’s Office represent the Board of Supervisors, Planning and Zoning, Cochise College, the School Superintendent, Public Fiduciary, Sheriff’s Office, Elections, and all the other County Elected Officials and Departments.  Each attorney covers certain departments in order to develop expertise, but rotate from time to time in order to cross-train.
TYPICAL DUTIES: (Illustrative Only) Supervises and reviews work of staff attorneys; performs organization and administrative duties; initiates, en­gages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; handles appeals; renders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations.
Thorough knowledge of:
  • principles and practices of law;
  • legal procedures and administrative proceedings;
  • methods and practices of pleadings;
  • judicial procedures and the rules of evidence;
  • principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research.
Considerable knowledge of:
  • principles and practices of management and supervision.
Considerable skill in:
  • applying legal knowledge and training;
  • determining alternative courses of action;
  • analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence and precedents;
  • rendering logical, clear and effective written reports and oral arguments;
  • presenting and arguing cases in court and handling unanticipated problems smoothly.
Ability to:
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public;
  • follow written and verbal instruction;
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


You may apply on-line through our website ( or Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Arizona Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed applicationThe applicants must clearly demonstrate on the application form that they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Cochise County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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