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ProfileDeputy District Attorney III The candidate will reviews police reports, requests follow-up investigation by law enforcement, often requiring a personal meeting to review the report and to evaluate witness statements to better direct investigation. Will charges offenses by information or indictment. Drafts documents, motions, orders, memorandum, diversion agreements, search and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits. Primary responsibility for the most serious offenses, i.e. murder, manslaughter, sexual abuse, rape and sodomy and more serious assault cases. Communicates with defense attorneys on matters regarding resolution of cases, discovery, and pretrial situations. Prepares witness lists and trial notes, researches legal issues and confers with citizen witnesses and police officers. Such conferences often lengthy in nature and frequently outside normal working hours due to the schedules of law enforcement and citizens. Presents evidence and argument at arraignments, release hearings, hearings on motions, trials, Grand Jury proceedings and mental commitment hearings. Keeps informed of court decisions and legislation affecting criminal laws and other legal matters. Chair of the multidisciplinary child abuse team. Directs team review of highly sensitive child abuse cases; provides direction and advice to participating agencies; assures that participating agencies are acting in compliance with the legislative mandate prescribed in ORS 418.740 et seq. Provides legal advice regarding criminal law and procedure to all law enforcement agencies within Curry County. Provides off hour, and on-call services to police agencies, and other Deputy DA's requiring assistance during nights or weekends, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operates from established and well-known procedures. Performs trial lawyer duties in criminal prosecutions. Diverse work situations. Work is of considerable complexity. Decisions are made within statutes and policy constraints. Operates independently, work is supervised by District Attorney. The District Attorney's Office prosecutes crimes committed in Curry County and provides legal and support services to ensure expedient criminal prosecutions, child support enforcement and assistance to crime victims. The Deputy performs professional legal work of a complex nature. Assists other Deputy District Attorneys in the preparation of their caseload. Requires considerable knowledge of criminal law and the practices and procedures of criminal prosecution; considerable knowledge of courtroom and trial procedures; ability to analyze facts, evidence, and precedents and to arrive at logical conclusions; superior communication skills; ability to appear effectively before a trial court. Must exercise considerable judgment over case situations is needed. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with police agencies, judges, defense attorneys and the public is essential. Graduation from an accredited law school preferably supplemented by experience in the practice of law is needed. Member of the Oregon Bar at the time of appointment is essential. Should have 3+ years of experience as a Deputy District Attorney or its equivalent.
P.O. Box 746
Gold Beach, OR 97444