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Deputy District Attorney DUTIES: Performs professional legal work in the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases prosecuted by the District Attorney; provides legal advice to law enforcement, juvenile justice and social service agencies. Works under the direction of the District Attorney. Prepares and presents primarily criminal misdemeanor cases for prosecution in Justice and Circuit Courts. Reviews evidence to determine that all investigations are complete; selects and interviews appropriate witnesses; conducts legal research, drafts legal documents and makes court appearances. Performs intake and screenings procedures; reviews evidence; determines appropriate charges and prepares pleadings. Reviews search warrants as requested by police officers. Prepares and presents felony cases to grand jury and prosecutes those cases to the Circuit Court as needed. Advises law enforcement officials regarding legal questions and procedures. Initiates and prosecutes court and administrative action in child support matters. Initiates and prosecutes Juvenile Cases. Collaborates with community partners and state agencies to ensure appropriate services are provided to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Oversees case maintenance and legal paperwork of legal support staff. Represents the District Attorney before the Court, public and other agencies.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar, or awaiting recent Bar results; law school emphasis on criminal law with courtroom experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training. Thorough knowledge of: Oregon criminal and civil laws; rules of evidence and regulations; legal practices, procedures and terminology; investigation techniques and court procedures. Reasonable knowledge of: modern personnel practices and procedures. Skill in: courtroom presentations; verbal debate and argument; reading comprehension; analysis and application of legal principles. Ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; deal tactfully with the public, criminal justice and court officers; use initiative and judgment; work with independence; deal effectively with superiors, peers, subordinates, private attorneys and law enforcement officials; comprehend and follow complex instructions; learn, interpret and implement legal procedural rules and requirements; prepare legal documents; organize legal tasks and analyze facts; individuals who are bi-lingual English/Spanish will be given preference.
CLOSING DATE: 06/24/18 11:00 PM
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