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DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 OR 2

Company: Lincoln County
Location: Newport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 OR 2 Print (/lincoln/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2874278&sharedWindow=0) Apply DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 OR 2 Salary $70,524.00 - $76,176.00 Annually Location Lincoln County, OR Job Type Full-Time Department DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Job Number 20-46 (076-1, 077) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits Position Summary DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1: Monthly Salary $5,877 Your job in the department is to . . . Represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of misdemeanor proceedings in circuit court, and is the entry level classification in the deputy district attorney series. Your job also involves . . . Providing legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies in investigations at all hours of the day and night. DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2: Monthly Salary $6,348 Your job in the department is to . . . Represent the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of misdemeanor and low-level felony proceedings in circuit court and is the mid-level classification in the deputy district attorney series. Your job also involves . . . Providing legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies in investigations at all hours of the day and night as well as advising, counseling, and conducting special training for Deputy District Attorney 1 and all law enforcement agencies. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1: Provide assistance and advice to law enforcement and other partner agencies in investigating misdemeanor cases: + Assist and advise law enforcement agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assists in drafting these warrants when necessary. + Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour, 24 hour a day on call service to law enforcement agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends. + Respond to crime scenes if asked by law enforcement agencies and at the direction of the District Attorney and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney. + Provide legal information to law enforcement in regards to unattended deaths, releases body or determines if more investigation of a crime is necessary. Charge and prosecute crimes in Lincoln County: + Determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient for charging. + Analyze police reports and evidence of search warrant affidavits, review legal issues and request further investigations, if necessary. + Interview, prepare, and subpoena witnesses to testify. + Prepare cases and paperwork for filing in the courts. + Responsible for negotiating with the defense bar. + Alert the District Attorney to potentially high profile or sensitive cases. + Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions. + Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon and litigates pretrial motions. + Prosecute misdemeanor cases on behalf of the State. + Evaluate presentence investigation reports, use knowledge of sentencing guidelines, present evidence of witnesses to support sentencing recommendations, and formulate and regulate appropriate sentences based on criminal convictions and other related factors. + Provide support and assistance to survivors and victims, with the assistance and coordination of DA Office Victim Assistance. + Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings, initiate and prosecute probation revocations arising out of felony convictions. + Prosecute violations of diversion agreements. + Prepare for and appear in hearings, trials, court arraignments, and other miscellaneous proceedings, covering for other attorneys, when necessary. DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2: Provide assistance and advice to law enforcement and other partner agencies in investigating low level felony and misdemeanor cases: + Assist and advise law enforcement agencies in applications for arrests and search warrants and assist in drafting these warrants when necessary. + Teach basic criminal law and search and seizure to law enforcement personnel. + Provide, on a scheduled basis, off hour, 24 hour a day on call service to law enforcement agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends. + Respond to crime scenes if asked by law enforcement agencies and at the direction of the District Attorney and/or Chief Deputy District Attorney. + Provide legal information to law enforcement in regards to unattended deaths, release body or determines if more investigation of a crime is necessary. Charge and prosecute crimes in Lincoln County: + Determine whether investigations are complete and sufficient to present to the grand jury for charging decisions and takes cases through grand jury and the formal indictment process. + Analyze police reports and evidence of search warrant affidavits, reviews legal issues and requests further investigations, if necessary. + Interview, prepare, and subpoena witnesses to testify. + Prepare cases and paperwork for filing in the courts. + Responsible for negotiating with the defense bar. + Alert the District Attorney to potentially high profile or sensitive cases. + Research and draft legal opinions and memoranda in response to defense motions. + Initiate motions on behalf of the State of Oregon and litigates pretrial motions. + Prosecute low level felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the State. + Evaluate presentence investigation reports, use knowledge of sentencing guidelines, present evidence of witnesses to support sentencing recommendations, and formulate and regulate appropriate sentences based on criminal convictions and other related factors. + Provide support and assistance to survivors and victims, with the assistance and coordination of DA Office Victim Assistance. + Analyze probation violation reports to determine whether to proceed with probation violation hearings, initiate and prosecute probation revocations arising out of felony convictions. + Prosecute violations of diversion agreements. + Prepare for and appear in hearings, trials, court arraignments, and other miscellaneous proceedings, cover for other attorneys, when necessary. + Participate in specialty courts, including drug court, mental health court, HOPE court and domestic violence court as assigned by the DA/Chief DDA. Participation includes staffing cases, making appropriate offers, monitoring progress and filing probation violations and/or motions to terminate probation when appropriate. BOTH DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 AND 2: The Deputy District Attorney assigned to juvenile cases advises and consults with the Juvenile Department staff regarding the filing and negotiation of criminal petitions: + Represent juvenile department in contested hearings. + Assist case workers in dispositional recommendations and presentations, including collecting necessary information requested by the Court in the disposition of cases. + In conjunction with the Juvenile Department, decides which children are appropriate for remand proceedings. + Represent the State in all juvenile remand hearings and is responsible for the case processed properly once it is in the adult court system. + Respond to officer and community questions involving juveniles. + Inform the juvenile department and children's services division of new cases and laws pertinent to juveniles. + One or more Deputy District Attorneys are assigned to the statutorily required Multi-Disciplinary interagency child abuse review team, Sexual Assault Response Team, Elder, Developmentally Disabled, Mental Health MDT, and Domestic Violence Response Team. + Potential cases are discussed and reviewed for appropriate action, such as referral to law enforcement, continued investigation, remedial examination or decisions for community-based resources to respond. Typical Qualifications DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school; member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing at the time of the appointment; valid Oregon Drivers License; DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school; member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing at the time of the appointment; valid Oregon Drivers License; minimum of one year as a licensed attorney. Desirable Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and the practices and procedures relating to criminal prosecutions. Comprehensive knowledge of courtroom and trial procedures. Ability to analyze facts, evidence and precedents, and to arrive at logical conclusions. Superior communication skills. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others and to supervise and provide guidance and advice to other legal and secretarial staff members. Ability to appear effectively before a trial court or administrative body. At least 2 years of experience prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases in Oregon. Strong legal research and writing skills. BOTH DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 AND 2: Knowledge of: + Applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. + Principles and practices of negotiation of conflict resolution. + Judicial procedure and rules of evidence. + Basic principles of forensics, principals of psychology and psychiatry related to criminal behavior, laws relating to forfeiture of property by felons. + Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management and performance evaluation. Skill or ability to: + Identify and recommend realistic alternative solutions to problems. + Organize, interpret and apply legal principal. + Analyze facts, evidence and precedence, properly interpret evaluate and make decisions in accordance with the law. + Research, analyze and prepare legal documents, draft complex legal papers, reports and memoranda, set forth findings of facts and decisions in concise written form. + Effectively and persuasively argue facts, evidence precedence and recommendations to judges and juries. + Present cases to the court skillfully and at a level sufficient to meet opposing counsel. + Withstand intense pressures of trial practice. + Communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including the ability to obtain cooperation from young, reluctant and/or traumatized crime victims. Must often deal with dangerous and/or sociopathic individuals who often threaten bodily harm and are readily capable of inflicting same. + Complete a required number of continued legal education credits for each reporting period. + Work within the confines of the Ethical Rules set up by the Oregon State Bar. + Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand. + Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software). + Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Develop and exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and maintain constructive professional working relationships. + Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules. Job Conditions and Physical Demands BOTH DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 AND 2: WORKING CONDITIONS Job Conditions: May require evening and weekend hours. Requires carrying of cell phone on a schedules basis to provide on-call law enforcement assistance on 24-hour basis. Often requires face to face confrontation with violent and sociopathic individuals which may involve threats of retribution and violence. Work Location: Lincoln County Travel: Occasional travel with personal vehicle in and out of county or state may be required for meetings, training, and interviews with witnesses and victims. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions. + Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). + Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. + Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision which is paid at 90% by the County and 10% by the employee. Other fully paid benefits include life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are available. A 401K retirement plan is also provided. The County's current contribution rate is 11%. Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits. Agency Lincoln County Address 210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365 Phone 541-265-4157 541-265-0375 Website o.lincoln.or.us

Keywords: Lincoln County, Salem , DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1 OR 2, Other , Newport, Oregon

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