Employment Opportunities
At the Pima County Attorney's Office, you can make a difference fighting crime and pursuing justice.  Employment with the Pima County Attorney's Office offers excellent opportunities for growth and development, competitive salaries, benefits, and positive work environments. It also provides the personal satisfaction and fulfillment that come from knowing you are contributing essential services to the residents of Pima County. If you're interested in joining our team, visit the various open positions to see where you can fit in to make a difference.

All applicants must pass a criminal background investigation prior to appointment due to employees' access to records and confidential information of law enforcement agencies and detention or correctional facilities.

Applications and official announcements are available at:
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Human Resources Dept.
150 West Congress, 4th floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
Attorney Positions


(Criminal Division) The Pima County Attorney’s Office is actively recruiting for Attorney-Unclassified (7660) in the Criminal Division. Employment status is full time and is not subject to the Pima County Merit System Rules. This recruitment is open until filled.

The Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile cases. The Civil Division provides legal services to the elected officials, department directors, boards and commissions of Pima County.

Desired Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of law. Admission to the Arizona State Bar at time of appointment.Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Click here to apply and for more information.

Non-Attorney Positions

The Pima County Attorney’s office is currently building a register for qualified applicants for the following positions (Civil and Criminal Divisions):

Paralegal – 3145

Victim Advocate – 3146

Legal Secretary – 3143

Legal Processing Support – 3139

Employment status is for full-time positions.

The Pima County Attorney's Office is seeking motivated volunteers and interns who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in the criminal justice system and working to help the County Attorney represent the people of Pima County. The County Attorney's Office offers a variety of opportunities for eligible high school, college, law school, and paralegal students. The selection process takes 1-2 weeks.

More information about internships is available here: Expectations and Job Descriptions.

Internship Application Process
All prospective interns must complete and return the following materials in .pdf format to: cheryl.lapper@pcao.pima.gov

Opportunities for Law Students
Pima County Attorney's Office is actively recruiting Law Clerks for its Criminal Division.

Our Law Clerks positions are paid, and are available only to law students who have completed at least the first year of law school (you may apply during your 1L year to start during the summer, or at any later time).

We have opportunities available for law students at the University of Arizona, and at all other accredited law schools. UofA students work part-time during the school year, and then full-time during the summers. Students from outside of Tucson work full-time during the summers (with the possibility of returning during breaks from school or in subsequent summers).

Law Clerks are responsible for researching and writing motions and responses for prosecutors in the Criminal Division. Law Clerks also have the opportunity to go watch as the motions they have worked on are heard in court. During the summers, Law Clerks also have the chance to tour the jail, attend an autopsy, do a law enforcement ride-along, attend DUI workshops, and visit a crime lab.

We are looking for students who are interested in pursuing criminal prosecution as a career. If you're interested in working with the Pima County Attorney's Office after graduation, this is a great place to start!

Approximately half of our current Deputy County Attorneys are former Law Clerks. Completion of (and good grades in) Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Law, Legal Research and Constitutional Law are extremely useful. You must have excellent reading, writing and editing skills.

For more information, or if you have questions, please email your cover letter and resume to Mark Hotchkiss, at mark.hotchkiss@pcao.pima.gov.

Resource Center
Volunteer/Intern Application
Volunteer/Intern background check
Notice of release
Internship Expectations
Internship Job Description
Pima County Human Resources
Pima County Job Titles
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Utilization Report
A copy of the EEOP Utilization Report is also available for review at the personnel office.
For recruitment questions/concerns, hr@pima.gov

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