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Hiring Organization Maricopa County
Post Name Advocate
Qualification Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, or another closely related behavioral or social science field
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 22 To USD 28 Per Hour
Location Phoenix ArizonaUnited States 85001

Job Description

About the Position

Crime victims deserve the chance to be heard and you can help by becoming an Advocate in our office!

As an Advocate, you will provide professional support to crime victims, offer information/resources, and assist victims in court by helping them assert their rights as victims. If you want to advocate for those who are experiencing trauma and the stress of the justice system, then apply today and make a change in someone’s life!

This opportunity will be available within our Victim Services Division.

About the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO)

We believe in integrity. We believe in justice for all. And we are proud to deliver high-quality prosecution, comprehensive victims’ services, crime prevention programs, and more to the residents of Maricopa County. If you would like to utilize your talents and skills to stand up for Maricopa County, apply today, and join our team!

Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, or another closely related behavioral or social science field


  • Two years of experience with victim advocacy, social work, crisis intervention, or another closely related field which includes case management experience 

Other Requirements

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver’s license by the time of hire.
  • The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office requires a thorough background check of all successful candidates and is authorized to test prospective employees for the presence of illegally accessed drugs. Drug testing is conducted once an offer has been extended and prior to placement.

Our Preferred Candidate has

  • Experience working in a criminal justice system
  • Public service experience working in a victim/advocate-related capacity
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) with the ability to speak, read, and write in the Spanish language

Essential Job Tasks

The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position. 
  • Provides information on the criminal justice system and on victims’ legal rights and protections according to the Arizona Constitution: Article II, Section 2.1, the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 13-4400 through 13-4439 and (A.R.S.) § 8-381 through 8-421

  • Provides information on the criminal justice process, serves as a court accompaniment, and attends court proceedings with, or on behalf of a victim
  • Identifies resources for victims and makes referrals to various social service agencies
  • Provides crisis intervention/short-term counseling
  • Researches case status using numerous computer databases, in person or by phone
  • Manages large caseloads, documents and prepares reports, and presents findings in an effective manner
  • Works in the presence of or with a trained canine that comforts victims
  • Carries out the mission and vision of the division under the direction of the Division Chief

Working Conditions

Work occurs mostly in an office environment. It requires travel to and from job-related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding the use of County vehicles and/or private vehicles used on County business. Must have the ability to move up to 20 pounds floor to waist, pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds at a distance of up to 100 feet.

Selection Procedure

The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehire at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.
A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

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