Interim Maricopa County attorney wants money to help bolster recruitment push

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:03pm
Updated: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 3:39pm
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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
Rachel Mitchell

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has hundreds of unfilled jobs.

As cities offer police hiring bonuses and raise their salaries, the person who oversees prosecution of people arrested wants money to help recruit new staff.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has a 20% vacancy across all types of jobs.

Interim County Attorney Rachel Mitchell wants money to reimburse moving costs for new hires from certain states and pay the fee to get an Arizona law license.

A county spokesman says Mitchell’s office and human resources are working out details of the proposed incentives. The county manager expects to get a memo outlining them by the end of the week.

Mitchell has already launched a recruitment campaign with a website touting job benefits. In a statement, she said that restoring trust with victims and the community can only happen with a qualified workforce.