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ProfileAssistant County Attorney The candidate will be responsible for criminal prosecution, juvenile matters, child support and other duties as assigned. Duties include: prosecuting crimes within the county; advising and representing various county departments, County Board and other agencies on a variety of legal issues; reviewing reports; providing legal opinions; drafting legal documents, search warrants, and other documents for filing with District Court. Reviews various reports, documents, forms and letters to determine the appropriate action within mandated time frames. Drafts appropriate complaint, petition, motion or warrant and files such with the court on criminal cases, child welfare cases, child support cases, human services appeals, commitment actions, termination of parental rights actions, welfare fraud cases and others as assigned. Represents the County in other proceedings, felony cases, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor cases not handled by a city attorney, commitments, child support cases, termination of parental rights and welfare fraud cases through trial phases. Supervises and evaluates assigned staff; manages employee concerns; directs work assignments, and counsels/disciplines employees, when necessary; provides departmental employee training and development. Works with office staff, court administrator's staff, and other agencies regarding scheduling of hearings, the filing of documents and progress of cases. Interacts with other legal entities from other states for the purpose of coordinating prosecutions, extraditing criminals, transferring juveniles, and establishing consistent treatment of individuals traveling between states. Discusses and advises law enforcement personnel on pending investigations; reviews police reports, witness statements, and assess sufficiency of evidence. Drafts correspondence to attorneys, human service personnel, court, law enforcement officers, school personnel, probation agents, and other county agencies. Advises other agency personnel and affiliated personnel regarding legal and procedural issues. Researches and applies legal issues as they arise and keep informed of statutory changes and case law as changes occur. Represents County Attorney's office at meetings and local interest groups, advising groups on various legal issues, policy issues, providing reports on criminal activity within the county as assigned. Represents the County on appeals as assigned to the Minnesota Appellate Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court or other similar representation. Provides information to law enforcement questions outside of normal office hours as needed. Answers phone and takes messages. Prepares subpoenas and miscellaneous documents. Copies video and audiotapes as needed. Directs and screens inquiries from the general public. Attends continuing legal education courses to keep license to practice law current.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Must have 1+ year of experience as an attorney; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and 1+ year of experience as an attorney or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities for this position, preferred. Must pass the Minnesota State Bar Exam and remain certified throughout employment. Requires research of new legislation each and every year in all aspects of the County Attorney responsibilities and changes statutes in many areas, including criminal, juvenile, family law, extradition, and all others areas of practice.
Application Deadline: December 22, 2017.
Send signed County application, resume, transcript, and brief writing sample.