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Deputy Prosecuting Attorney The candidate prosecutes on behalf of the State of Washington and company all felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, probation violations in Superior Court and District Court, including infractions in Juvenile Court and traffic infractions through the District Courts, at the discretion of the duly elected Prosecuting Attorney. This includes evaluation, filing and preparation of the case through trial and sentencing and the handling of all appeals concerning that case. Advises law enforcement agencies during investigation, prepares search warrants, prepares and files Informations or Criminal Complaints, prepares and files petitions for the revocation of probation and obtains arrest warrants. Assists the Prosecuting Attorney and the other deputies in the office, as needed, and can become involved in any of the functions of the prosecuting attorney's office. The deputy prosecutor may be assigned, based on qualifications and experience, as a district court deputy, juvenile deputy, felony deputy or civil deputy. Advise all victims and witnesses of their rights and ensure that they are treated fully and fairly within the criminal justice system. Must be Admitted to practice law in the State of Washington. Should be graduated from an accredited law school. Must have a complete and thorough knowledge of criminal law, the Juvenile Justice Act, the relevant provisions of the State's Domestic Relations Act, the law and rules of evidence, sentencing procedures and the functioning of the criminal justice system and may also be required to handle dependency petitions and parental terminations, pursuant to contract with the Department of Social and Health Services, as well as civil matters on behalf of Grays Harbor County, filed in the Superior Court. Should have 3+ years of prosecution experience, however all candidates with felony-level experience will be considered. Must exercise discretion, as supervised by the Chief Criminal Deputy and the Prosecuting Attorney, as to when criminal charges should be filed, what charges are to be filed and the appropriate sentencing recommendation to make to the court. Deadline : 17 August 2018.
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