Judge Pro Tempore Employment Opportunity - closed


City of Surprise Employment Opportunity

Judge Pro Tempore

Position: Part-time temporary assignment – 2 year term
Hourly: $60.72 per hour on an on-call basis
Application Period: CLOSED
Opportunity: Open Competitive
Job Elements:
  • Adjudicates misdemeanor, criminal traffic, civil traffic and city code violations.
  • Presides over initial appearances, arraignments, pre-trial conferences, civil traffic hearings, probation violation hearings, restitution hearings, jury and non-jury trials, and sentencings.
  • Reviews and grants search warrants.
  • Conducts hearings on petitions for orders of protection, injunctions prohibiting harassment, and issues court orders.
  • Reviews and signs criminal complaints.
  • Researches, explains and applies laws, rules and regulations.
  • Assists the Presiding City Judge in administering court policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Participates in judicial education as required.
  • Performs other related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited Law School and Arizona State Bar membership in good standing for a minimum of five (5) years.

Be free from any discipline by any State Bar or State Supreme Court for a period of ten years prior to appointment. For further information please see Surprise Municipal Code http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=14275 Sec. 30-3.

Application Process:
The top candidates will be invited to participate in a comprehensive interview, assessment and selection process that includes a panel review by a Special Judicial Officer Selection Committee.

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the employment application. Please mail the original application, five (5) copies and a current resume in an envelope to the address on the application.

Download Application - .doc file

Download Application - .pdf file

During the selection process, any applicant requiring accommodation for a disability should advise the Human Resources Department.

The City of Surprise is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.