Employees who work as a Criminal Justice Administrative Assistant I are an essential part of the Criminal Justice and Victim Services processes within the Prosecutor’s Office. The position oversees the support functions in either the Charging Unit, Trial Unit, Legal Assistant Unit, or Victim Services Unit. A Criminal Justice Administrative Assistant I handles a variety of administrative duties including investigating business processes; developing new/improved processes/systems, procedures, and forms; performing statistical analyses; program and grant monitoring; studying administrative problems; interact with other criminal justice agencies to gather evidence and investigate evidentiary problems; redact victim identifying information from documents, and audio/video recordings, supervising clerical or technical personnel in a work environment where a high volume of cases are processed and with a variety of tasks to complete; training employees; research and respond to requests/complaints by the public/victims of crimes; escorting victims of crime to court; and performing special projects assigned by supervisors. Work requires the use of initiative and judgment and is performed under the general direction of a department, assistant department, or division head. Performance is evaluated from written reports and results achieved.
Three years of paraprofessional, practical administrative experience in paralegal responsibilities, criminal law, the criminal justice system, and legal research and writing (e.g., paralegal, legal assistant, legal secretary).
Associate’s degree (or two-year legal assistant education program) in criminal justice, justice studies, paralegal studies, public or business administration, or a related field.
Equivalent combinations of years of experience and years of education may be substituted (e.g., Bachelor’s degree and one year of paraprofessional experience; no college education and five years of experience, etc.).
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
Positions located throughout the City may be required to pass specific background checks relative to the department.
Some positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess an appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license, possess personal insurance coverage, and have an acceptable driving record.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:
Knowledge and experience in municipal law.
One year experience with the criminal justice process.
Experience with redaction software.
One year experience supervising workgroups.
Sound business communication, written and oral, including public speaking experience.
Familiarity with Federal, State and City Regulations related Criminal Justice, Victim Advocacy, or Victim’s Rights.
Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government.
Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Manager...s during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.
The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.
City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.