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Deputy State's Attorney

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Jul 26, 2021

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Nov 08, 2021

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Mar 04, 2021


Vermillion, SD, United States

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Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Deputy State's Attorney
Duties: Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly misdemeanor offenses. Present cases for legal proceedings. Perform legal research. Prepare, draft, and file legal documents and correspondence. Caseload will also include juvenile offenses, low-level felonies, and abuse and neglect. Review offenses, police reports, and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare, send, and track subpoenas for witnesses and records. Prepare and interview witnesses for legal proceedings. Appear regularly in court. Select jurors. Communicate, correspond, and collaborate with parties involved in cases including victims, parents, school personnel, attorneys, court personnel, and law enforcement regarding procedures and actions for those cases. Respond to inquiries from the public. Make recommendations for custody, parental rights, sentences, and restitution for juvenile and magistrate files. Stay informed on changes in relevant law and statutes and proposed legislation and policy pertaining to criminal law, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile abuse and neglect. Represent the State's Attorney's Office at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events as directed by the State’s Attorney. Seek, locate and procure grant funding by completing applications and any necessary reporting associated with said grants. Manage adult diversion program and juvenile diversion referral determinations. Answer, handle, or direct phone calls and walk-in traffic from the public regarding matters addressed by the office. Performs other job-related duties as required by the State’s Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law. Attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to manage large case volume and respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and oral argument skills.

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Hiring Coordinator
211 West Main Street,
Suite 204
Vermillion, SD 57069