Overview

Position Title: Defense Support Specialist

Company: City Of Cochise

Location: Bisbee, AZ

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Indigent Defense Coordinator, performs work of moderate difficulty in processing court appointed case assignments; creates and maintains statistical reports; performs related duties and clerical support tasks as assigned. Candidate must possess strong computer and analytical skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Assigns cases to attorneys
  • coordinates with various courts to manage case assignment referrals, and reviews and verifies documentation.
  • Researches automated systems to gather or verify data needed for processing activities.
  • Maintains specialized databases, inputs and retrieves data, compiles statistical data and produces various statistical reports.
  • May process invoices and accounting documentation such as purchase orders, claims and fund transfers.
  • Assists with the Superior Court attorney fee assessment program, which includes supervising defendants in the completion of financial forms and calculating the amount of the attorney fee assessment.
  • Responds to public inquiries and provides information or resolves problems which require explanation of program policies or refers questions to appropriate staff.
  • Ensures that IDC procedures are carried out and appropriate areas of concern are brought to the attention of the Indigent Defense Coordinator.
  • Performs related work as  assigned.

Requirements:

  • An Associate’s Degree in business, public administration, public rela­tions, statistics, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative or legal experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and the ability to be covered by county insurance.