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Deputy District Attorney I The candidate participates in the daily preparation and presentation of criminal prosecution proceedings on behalf of Josephine County. Performs work of moderate difficulty and beginning level professional legal work in the Josephine County District Attorney's Office. Conducts legal research and represents the District Attorney in the less complex, more routine legal assignments. Generally, employees in this category are considered to be in a professional training status. All work is performed under the professional direction of the District Attorney, or a higher level Deputy District Attorney who review work primarily through results attained.. Serves as a confidential employee and carries out the policies of the District Attorney. Assists the District Attorney in the administration and direction of the activities of the office of the District Attorney. Performs other work as required. Initiates and prosecutes misdemeanor cases in District Court. Irregular felony work. Reviews police reports and makes initial charging decisions. Presents cases to Court or Jury. May prepare cases for, and present matters to, Grand Jury. Performs legal research. Prepares and argues pretrial motions and probation violations. Represents the State at sentencing and makes appropriate recommendations. Consults with and advises police agencies in the course of investigations. Prepares for trials, including contacting witnesses and reviewing cases, and attending pre-trial conferences. Participates in trial team review. Initiates and prosecutes probation violations and revocations arising out of criminal convictions and violations of diversion agreements. Assists law enforcement agencies in the application for arrest and search warrants. May be involved as a liaison between the District Attorney's Office and various law enforcement agencies or community groups. May enforce city and county ordinances. May perform prosecution duties related to support enforcement and child dependency cases. May provide liaison between the District Attorney's Office and outside agencies when the District Attorney is unavailable. May assist the District Attorney in the preparation of office policies and procedures. Provides, on emergency or a scheduled basis, off-hour, and on-call services to police agencies requiring assistance during nights or weekends. May be responsible for special prosecutions and research projects. May be responsible for juvenile prosecutions and mental commitments. May participate in trial team reviews. Attends pretrial conferences. May be involved in job-related civic and educational activities.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have graduation from an ABA accredited school of law and member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar. Some experience in a professional legal work is preferred. May be satisfied by participation in an internship/clerkship program with a law firm or organization engaged in the practice of criminal law. Basic knowledge of criminal law and the practices and procedures relating to criminal prosecutions is needed. Basic knowledge of courtroom and trial procedures and rules of evidence is must. Ability to analyze facts, evidence and precedents, and to arrive at logical conclusions is essential. Basic knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research is needed.
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