April 3, 2023
The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County accepts applications for appointment as a Commissioner approximately one time per year and only during specifically advertised periods. 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. As Judicial employees of the Court, Commissioners are not permitted to practice law.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, April 3rd, 2023 to Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.
What you need to know:
The online application is only available on our website during our open recruitment period. We typically have one posting per calendar year.
Starting in 2022 all submissions will be electronic. We will not be utilizing or accepting any of our previous word document forms.
The link to apply will only be available during the open recruitment period.
We have a Commissioner Applicant Mentor Program for applicants! Please see below for more information.
Completed applications and completed personal history statements must be received by the deadline.
You will need to submit a lengthy online personal history statement. The information you can expect to be collected can be found in this document.
You are welcome to submit up to 6 letters of reference with your personal history statement, but we will provide you with information on how to solicit feedback from your supporters through our electronic feedback system which is our preferred way to receive feedback.
The initial review of candidate submissions is done by the Commissioner Nominating Committee and referred to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.
A list of qualified applicants from which future vacancies may be filled will be created.
The Presiding Judge will make the final appointments.
Applicants not selected by the time a new recruitment is announced will need to re-apply for each recruitment in order to receive consideration.
Here is the link to apply!
The informational page is found here.