CITY OF MESA
March 11, 2022
SALARY: $130,072.50 - $130,072.50 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/11/22 CLOSING DATE: 03/24/22 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION/DUTIES: This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit, at-will position. First review of applications will be 3/17/2022 and recruitment may close after first review. A Court Commissioner is responsible for presiding over civil traffic cases and vicious animal petitions filed with the Mesa Municipal Court. A Court Commissioner may also preside over misdemeanor cases, Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment, and Mesa City Code violations filed with the Court on an as needed basis.
A Court Commissioner is responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court Rules, state statutes, City ordinances, and case law when presiding over proceedings involving civil traffic cases, vicious animal petitions, misdemeanor cases, Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment and City Code violations l and related hearings, trials to the court, trials to a jury, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, and other hearings. The incumbent is also responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by the law.
This position is also responsible for performing related duties as required. A Court Commissioner is appointed to a two-year term by the Presiding City Magistrate. A Court Commissioner is distinguished from a Civil Traffic Hearing Officer by the ability to preside over misdemeanor cases, Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment, and City Code violations on an as needed basis. This class is supervised by the Presiding City Magistrate. This class is FLSA exempt-professional. Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity. Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited law school and current member in good standing of the Arizona State Bar Association. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to 5+ years presiding over civil traffic cases, privilege license tax appeals, or city code violations OR 5+ years experience as an attorney including responsibilities for preparing and presenting trial cases in Arizona limited jurisdiction courts.
Special Requirements. Possession or the ability to obtain certification by the Arizona Supreme Court as a Hearing Officer (The City of Mesa will provide the training required to obtain certification after hire date if necessary). For this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa. 3/10/22, 10:12 AM Job Bulletin 2/2 LINK TO JOB
The City of Mesa respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all to apply.