Job Details

Assistant County Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 02, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 15, 2022

Posted on

Jul 12, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 62704 to 84650 Annually

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Newport, NH, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant County Attorney
Duties: Prosecutes all persons accused through the grand jury process of felony crimes, as well as those who have appealed misdemeanor convictions from district court convictions. Drafts indictments and presents evidence to the grand jury that will enable its members to decide whether a true bill shall issue. Occasionally presents cases before Grand Juries and juries in other counties based on conflict matters. Advises, assists, and reviews local as well as state law enforcement investigations in the prosecution of criminal matters. Prepares all forms, pleadings, and motions necessary to bring to completion any matter in the statutory jurisdiction of the office. Follows and executes law enforcement and prosecution policies established by the County Attorney. Generally on call around the clock and around the calendar to receive reports of RSA 611 deaths. Makes the decision as to whether or not there is to be an autopsy, and directs the course of ongoing investigations. Attends death scenes before they are disturbed to secure them and direct the death investigations. Attends autopsy examinations of RSA 611 deaths. Represents the State at arraignments and bail hearings in District and Superior Court. Creates and presents continuing education material to assist law enforcement entities in investigations and charging of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault cases. Authorizes intercepts for drug cases in accordance with RSA 570-A. As requested, provides legal advice and guidance on requests from all departments of the county government to the end of avoiding litigation either for or against the county. Maintains constant contact with the public through court proceedings, discussions with the news media relative to the activities of the County Attorney’s office, and public speaking engagements. Other contacts are typical with the courts, the Sheriff’s department, state and local police departments, correctional facilities, probation and parole offices, hospitals, and other state or county agencies. Contacts occur in person, through the use of the telephone and other communications equipment and writing. Ascertains that legal research is thorough and complete, that reports are completed with accuracy and on time, and ensure that the assigned work program is carried out. Work performed is highly complex professional legal work involving such matters as analysis of difficult legal issues, preparation of pleadings, drafting of indictments and presentation of evidence, conducting investigations, and providing legal advice to other government officials. Guidelines for performing work consist of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and legal precedence. Attends and participates in depositions of witnesses and/or experts. Argues state’s position at sentencing hearings, violation of probation hearings, post-conviction hearings, and motion for new trials. Serves on committees and/or boards whose main goal is that of improving the quality of justice in Sullivan County.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Should have a degree in jurisprudence from a law school, be registered to practice law under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, maintain current membership in the New Hampshire Bar Association, and have 3-5 years prior experience in law enforcement or the criminal justice system. Should have a thorough knowledge of the principles of law, judicial procedures, and rules of evidence; have the ability to perform complex legal research, to analyze the facts, present them in arguing cases before the Court, establish and maintain an effective working relationship with court officials, law enforcement personnel and the general public.

Additional info

Position #2021-00006

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sullivan County Attorney's Office
14 Main Street
Newport, NH 03773

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