Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa
County is accepting
applications for appointment as a Commissioner.One or more appointments may be made from this recruitment.The position(s) is full-time (80 hours per two-week pay period) although the Court may, upon good
cause, permit part-time employment.As
Judicial employees of the Court, Commissioners are not permitted to practice
selected Commissioners may function as a Plea Officer, or be assigned to the
Early Disposition Court, Initial Appearance Court or Juvenile Advisory
Hearings. The selected Commissioners may also be assigned and/or assist with
work or hear matters in other Court departments, including Civil, Family Court,
Juvenile, Criminal, Probate, Mental Health, Tax or Justice Courts.The Court may also create a list of qualified
applicants from which vacancies may be filled without additional announcement
will be screened and selected candidates will be interviewed by a special Court
Nominating Committee and referred to the Presiding Judge of the Superior
Court.The Presiding Judge will make the
Applicants who have applied previously will need
to re-apply to receive consideration.
applicants must deliver the original
plus an electronic PDF file (see application instructions) of the
completed application to Judicial Branch Human Resources, 101 West Jefferson, East Court
Building, 3rd Floor (Law Library), Suite A, Phoenix, Arizona 85003no later than 3 PM on Friday, August 19,
2016.Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.For additional information call Valerie
Quintana at 602-506-0075.Applicants are encouraged to deliver applications and references
as early as possible.
The Court may publish the names of applicants for the position of Commissioner
to solicit public comment.
candidate for this position must be a United States citizen, a duly licensed
member of the State Bar of Arizona, and a resident of the State of Arizona, for
a period of not less than five years immediately preceding his or her
appointment.Applicants need not be a
resident at the time of their application, however, under A.R.S. 12-211 (B)
must be a resident of Maricopa
County when appointed.Achievement or distinction in various areas
of the law and litigation consistent with the duties of this Commissioner
position is desirable.
serve from time to time as judges pro tempore in the course of their regular
duties.The Arizona Constitution,
Article VI, §22 requires that judicial nominees must be at least 30 years of
age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in and a
resident of the State for five years immediately preceding appointment.Article VI, §37 requires that a nominee shall
be under 65 years of age at the time of appointment.
Note:Commissioners are required to file an annual
financial disclosure statement.
Compensation, Tenure and Location
for the position will be established by the Presiding Judge.It is currently set at ninety percent of the
salary of a Superior Court Judge.Fringe
benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, paid sick and
vacation time, ten paid holidays, and participation in a state sponsored retirement
program.Commissioners serve at the
pleasure of the Presiding Judge and are subject to periodic assessment through
a judicial performance review program administered by the Judicial Branch of
Arizona in Maricopa
County.The Superior Court operates from a number of
locations throughout Maricopa County.
are subject to assignments in various departments and for various periods of
time to one or more locations of the Court.Commissioners directly supervise their Judicial Assistants.
IT IS THE POLICY OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF ARIZONA IN MARICOPA
COUNTY NOT TO
DISCRIMINATE IN ANY EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES