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Applicants Sought for Judge Pro Tempore Position

 

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE PRO TEMPORE

Thursday, August 5, 2021 by Superior Court

Presiding Judge Jeffery T. Bergin announces that the Superior Court’s Merit Selection Committee is accepting applications for the position of full-time Judge Pro Tempore. The position became open upon the appointment of the Hon. Kimberly H. Ortiz to Superior Court Judge by Governor Doug Ducey.

The duties of this position primarily include presiding over specialty criminal courts, such as Drug Court, Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP), Restitution Court, Mental Health Court (MHC), Substance Use, Mental Health Response Team (SMRT), and Supportive Treatment and Engagement Programs (STEPs).

Additional duties may include changes of plea, motions to modify release conditions, sentencings, petitions to revoke, evidentiary hearings, and other criminal matters as needed. It is not anticipated that this Pro Tempore position will include a traditional trial calendar.

Qualifications and salary information are as noted in A.R.S. 12-142 and 12-143. The current annual salary is $149,382.

A judge pro tempore of the superior court shall be not less than thirty years of age; of good moral character; admitted to the practice of law in this state for not less than five years next preceding their appointment, and a resident of this state for not less than five years next preceding their appointment. In addition, Pima County Superior Court requires that the candidate does not have any disciplinary matters pending before the State Bar Disciplinary Board or criminal charges pending before any court. Criminal law experience is required.

Please submit a resume with your application. Applications are available at the 9th-floor reception desk of the superior courthouse or may be downloaded from the court’s website www.sc.pima.gov under the JOBS link. Submissions must be tendered to the Pima County Superior Court, Human Resources, 110 W. Congress, 9th floor, Tucson, AZ  85701; faxed to (520) 724-4253 OR e-mailed to scjobs@sc.pima.gov (cc: isaar@sc.pima.gov).  

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021, by 3:30 p.m.

The applications will be submitted to the Hon. Danelle B. Liwski, Chairperson of the Merit Selection Committee. The Committee will review the applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend candidates to the Presiding Judge, who shall make the appointment. All applications will be a matter of public record. Questions may be directed to Human Resources, (520) 724-4217; TDY (520) 724-8887.

The Committee may, at its discretion, treat the applications filed for the vacancy that is the subject of the announcement as an application for any additional similar vacancy or vacancies that become known to the Committee after the application has been submitted.