Job Opportunity – Presiding Judge

Tempe Municipal Court

Actively support and uphold the City’s stated mission and values. Direct, organize and supervise the administration of the judicial and internal administrative functions of the Municipal Court. The Presiding Judge shall perform administrative duties as set forth in Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2005-32, and as may be delegated by the Presiding Superior Court Judge. Serves as chief executive officer of the City of Tempe Municipal Court.

February 19, 2016

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received no later than March 18, 2016.

The Presiding Judge is responsible for the leadership and management of all professional, legal and judicial functions of the Tempe Municipal Court. This includes compliance with the administrative authority of the Arizona Court system.


A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Arizona in good standing for a minimum of five years is required.

Work Experience:
A minimum of five years’ experience as an appointed or elected full-time judge with a Court in Arizona, or five years’ experience as a full-time Court Commissioner who also serves as a full-time Judge Pro Tem in an Arizona Court is required. Preference will be given to those candidates who have served as a judge in a limited jurisdiction court, and who have a total of ten years’ experience in the legal profession. Preference will be given to those candidates who have administrative, managerial, and supervisory experience in the public sector.

Applicants are required to complete the on-line process. You must also complete the supplemental questionnaire and insert as an attachment to your on-line application. Additionally, you must also attach a resume in the resume section of the on-line application.

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