• Skagit County
  • $129,220.00 -129,220.00/year*
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Legal
  • Full-Time
  • 10053 NE 10th St

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Summary

First review of applications will take place December 20, 2018. Applications received after December 20 will not be considered if suitable candidates are found during the first review.This posting will be used to fill three currently vacant positions as well as any additional vacancies that become available during the next six months or until the next recruitment is run. Successful applicants will be appointed at one of the levels below based on their qualifications. All salary information in this posting is effective January 1, 2019.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Prepares and tries, with supervision, primarily traffic and criminal cases in district court and handles their appeal to the Superior Court if necessary and/or prepares with supervision, routine felony criminal cases for trial; prosecutes offenders in juvenile district and/or Superior Court. May on occasion assist in trying high priority felony cases in Superior Court. Starting salary for this level is between$72,827.52-$78,013.20.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Prepares and tries, with minimum supervision, priority felony criminal cases in Superior Court with emphasis on those felonies involving assault, robbery, arson, embezzlement, bribery and on occasion homicide; and/or prepares and presents both written briefs and oral arguments to appropriate courts of appeal as necessary on felony criminal matters; and/or prepares and tries all types of juvenile cases. Starting salary for this level is between$78,013.20-$83,610.48.Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Without supervision, prepares and tries felony criminal cases, especially high priority and serious class A and class B felony cases, in Superior Court; prepares and presents both written briefs and oral arguments to appropriate courts of appeal as necessary on felony criminal matters. Starting salary for this level is between$89,466.24 - $95,821.92.This job posting reflects the general concept and intent of these classifications and should not be construed as a detailed statement of all the work requirements that may be inherent in a position.

First review of applications will take place December 20, 2018. Applications received after December 20 will not be considered if suitable candidates are found during the first review.This posting will be used to fill three currently vacant positions as well as any additional vacancies that become available during the next six months or until the next recruitment is run. Successful applicants will be appointed at one of the levels below based on their qualifications. All salary information in this posting is effective January 1, 2019.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney:
Essential Functions

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Assists in the review of complaints filed by arresting officers or by the public; examines evidence, questions witnesses, investigates the scene of the crime when appropriate.Prosecutes with supervision, primarily felony cases of a routine nature in Superior Court and also prosecutes misdemeanor cases in district court; and all types of juvenile court cases; presents evidence, confers with judge or defense attorney regarding modification, withdrawal, or change of certain charges.Assists in Superior Court jury trials of a high priority nature; prepares trial memorandums, checks points of law, drafts jury instructions.Performs a variety of legal office work relieving the Prosecuting Attorney of as much detail as possible; interviews people seeking legal advice on non-County legal problems and refers them to appropriate agencies or attorneys.Attend/coordinate continuing legal education including but not limited to WAPA seminars.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Primary duty is to handle a full priority felony caseload, determine trial strategy and function primarily as an in-court trial attorney with minimum supervision; will undertake on short notice the trial of a felony case prepared by another deputy who is unable to try due to a schedule conflict. In some instances, may handle all types of juvenile cases with minimal supervision.Assists in the screening and initial review of felony criminal cases referred by law enforcement.May research, prepare and present briefs on appeal of felony criminal cases as well as present the oral argument in the appropriate appellate court.Must also be able to perform all essential functions associated with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II above.Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Primary duty is to handle a full felony caseload, including high priority and serious class A and class B felony cases, while assisting other deputies in matters of tactics, trial strategy and legal research; undertakes, on short notice, the trial of a felony case prepared by another deputy who is unable to try, due to schedule conflict.Researches, prepares and presents briefs at Superior Court and potentially at the court of appeals, and to present oral argument.May handle or assist in the handling of specialty treatment courts.Advises and works with law enforcement to assure thorough investigation of cases and application of proper law enforcement practices in order to assure efficient and appropriate prosecution.Must also be able to perform all essential functions associated with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III above. Supervisory: None.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:May be tasked with performing related duties. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's classification of work.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Supervisory: OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Minimum Qualifications

All levels must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Must have a minimum of two years of practice as an attorney with criminal trial experience or its equivalent. District court and/or felony trial experience preferred.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Must have a minimum of four years of practice as an attorney with at least two years trial experience in the trial of criminal cases.Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Must have a minimum of five years of practice as an attorney and have a minimum of three years trial experience in the trial of criminal cases.Requires knowledge of:All levels:Traffic, juvenile and criminal laws of the State of Washington; rules and procedures of district and superior courts; basic techniques of preparation of traffic and criminal cases.County and local government ordinances, policies and all other applicable regulations and how they interrelate to the authority and legal functions of County government.Requires the ability to:Deputing Prosecuting Attorney II:Present evidence in criminal motions and trials, analyze and apply legal principles; perform basic legal research and apply to facts; present law, facts, evidence, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; work harmoniously with law enforcement and court personnel and maintain good public relations.Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.Direct the work of legal interns and support staff.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, officials, employees of other departments, and the general public.Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: In addition to the above, must be able to handle a full felony caseload with minimum supervision and without the need for extensive on-the-job training; and/or have the ability to handle all types of juvenile cases with minimal supervision.Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: In addition to the above, must be able to handle all phases of the most complex felony cases without supervision; perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents to legal problems; present law, facts, evidence, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; work harmoniously with law enforcement and court personnel and maintain good public relations.Licenses and/or Certifications:Licensed and in good standing with the Washington State Bar AssociationValid Washington State driver's licenseWORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work is performed primarily in an office or courtroom environment. Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds.HAZARDS:Those present in a normal office or courtroom environment. A physical hazard may occur from hostile general public with threats either verbal, physical or with weapons and exposure to germs from dealing with the public and document handling.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Requires knowledge of All levels: Requires the ability to: Deputing Prosecuting Attorney II: required Deputy Prosecuting Attorney III: Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Licenses and/or Certifications: WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: HAZARDS:
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