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Deputy District Attorney II

Company name

Jefferson County

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 07,2019

Valid Through

Dec 21,2019

Posted on

Mar 08,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 56591 to 89365 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Madras, OR, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Deputy District Attorney II
The candidate reviews, prepares and tries criminal cases in Jefferson County; presents juvenile delinquency cases in juvenile court; provides related legal advice to law enforcement agencies and the juvenile department; and other functions as required; performs related legal research and writing. Primary responsibility involves felony and misdemeanor level crimes. Examine investigation reports and determine if further investigation is needed; file charges as appropriate. Prepare or assist in preparation of affidavits, search warrants, arrest warrants, legal memoranda, motions, court orders, and other legal documents filed in court; researches legal issues when needed. Appear as scheduled in circuit court for arraignments, release hearings, motion hearings, plea proceedings, and sentencings, and trials to present the state's case and argument before a judge or jury. Meet with and interview victims and other witnesses; identify necessary witnesses for hearings or trial and direct the preparation of subpoenas and other notices of court events. Discuss appropriate placements or sanctions for youth offenders or wards of the Court with DHS or Juvenile Department. Cover cases for other attorneys, review case file, staff with attorney responsible for cases if unavailable, discuss case with Victims Assistance, victim, arresting officer, probation officer. Try cases as assigned, to include but not limited to: felony, misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, forfeiture and civil commitment cases. Direct additional investigation, meet with witnesses for preparation of case presentation, request follow-up with agencies, prepare for trials, contested hearings, and sentencing, study reports and the law, review prior case proceedings, conduct jury selection, prepare jury instructions and verdict forms, present evidence and argument. Negotiate case resolution with defense as appropriate, and in accordance with the facts of the case, the law and office policy. As assigned, prepare cases for presentation to the grand jury, interview witnesses, advise grand jury on law, complete indictments, warrants, and other documents pertaining to the grand jury as required. As assigned, prepare and present cases at trial in circuit court which includes subpoena and interview of witnesses, and preparation of jury instructions and verdict forms, presentation of evidence and argument. Available to consult and advise police on an on-call basis pertaining to investigations and related legal questions. Perform related work as required for all duties outlined above and any other duties as assigned. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position and office. Required to become a county resident within 12 months of employment and maintain residency as a condition of employment.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be knowledgeable in substantive and procedural criminal law; skilled in legal research and writing and use of computer, i.e.: Westlaw, Oregon Revised Statutes and Case Law; DACMS; Word. A high degree of professional competence and personal integrity is expected, which represents the elected District Attorney. Must be able to act as independently as possible on a daily basis due to the high volume of cases processed by the office. Supervisory authority is exercised over staff who participate in document preparation or court presentation is required. Should have ability to analyze facts, evidence and precedents and to arrive at logical conclusions; ability to set forth findings of fact and decisions in concise written forms; ability to prioritize workload and assignments; ability to deal effectively with the public, witnesses, victims and law enforcement personnel. Must have ability to give formal presentations to the general public, instruct people in small groups or a 1-on-1 basis, convey technical concepts to others and work as a team. Must have Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree from an accredited law school with 2+ years prosecution or criminal litigation experience. Must maintain good standing with the Oregon State Bar through the term of employment. Must have a valid Oregon Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

Additional info

Position #4003

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Jefferson County
860 SW Madison
Madras, OR 97470

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