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Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney I

Company: Snohomish County
Location: everett
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Description Snohomish County is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Just 15 miles north of Seattle, the county is rich in scenery and has a thriving economy. It is a great place to live, work, raise a family and play. https://snohomishcountywa.gov/

The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all adult and juvenile felony cases referred by county law enforcement agencies, and all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases referred by the county sheriff, the State Patrol, all state agencies, and some cities who have contracted with the county for misdemeanor prosecution services. BASIC FUNCTION

To provide professional legal services to the Criminal Division of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The complexity of the criminal legal matters will be dependent on years of criminal law experience. Those with less experience in criminal matters are generally assigned to less complex criminal legal matters and, over time, work with greater independence and assume increased responsibility. Those with years of experience in criminal law may be assigned to handle more difficult and complex cases. Job Duties STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Evaluates, charges, negotiates and tries criminal cases as assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and positive work relationships with groups and individuals inside and outside the office, particularly attorneys, support staff, Bench, Bar, County government, law enforcement agencies, and community.
  • Works effectively across division and departmental lines to achieve goals.
  • Assists others when asked or as directed.
  • Understands that the paramount duty is to seek justice; keeps track of all costs associated with each case; while cost should never direct action that will be taken on a case, the use of broad discretion regarding the allocation of resources must be considered; it is important to minimize officer overtime, witness costs, and extra fees while minimizing inconvenience to witnesses.
  • STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications Legal degree from an accredited law school. Must be a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    Must be a U.S. citizen.
    Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License.
    Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, which includes fingerprinting. Additional Information SALARY IS NEGOTITIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE Starting salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. The annual salary range for a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney is $69,751.80 to $159,869.28. Regular promotions within that range is dependent on experience and other opportunities for promotion are subject to the discretion of the Administration. Starting salary with the range is dependent on experience and qualifications.
    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:
    • charging and disposition standards
    • judicial procedures and the rules of evidence
    • basic appellate practices
    • office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and applicable software applications
    • methods and techniques of legal research
    • rules of professional conduct
    Ability to:
    • communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing;
    • perform quality legal research
    • work under pressure and with individuals who may be distraught or challenging
    • meet deadlines
    • use time and resources efficiently
    • organize and perform multiple tasks to meet deadlines
    • maintain a high level of confidentiality of records and information
    • exercise excellent judgment and tact in all relationships
    • communicate clearly, effectively, and courteously with attorneys, support staff, judges, and the general public
    • respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated situations
    • managethe day to day and long range work responsibilities of one or more support staff members, where directed by an Assistant Chief or the Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor
    • uphold the highest ethical standards and commitment to professionalism in all areas of work performance and practice
    • be courteous, professional, and honest at all times
    • comply with Office standards and policies
    • support the Washington State Bar Association's aspirational goals for pro bono work
    SUPERVISION The employee reports to and receives direction from the attorney's Unit lead, an Assistant Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor, and the Chief Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. May work under the supervision and training of another Deputy Prosecuting Attorney I, II, or III and may be directed by Assistant Chief or Chief Criminal Deputy to manage one or more support staff members. Work is evaluated through conferences and periodic reviews. WORKING CONDITIONS The work is performed in the usual office environment with frequent court appearances and periodic trips to outside locations to attend meetings, hearings, and other office responsibilities. The employee is required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys are currently permitted to work remotely as job responsibilities allow during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This policy will be adjusted in the future as the public health crisis evolves. A laptop computer and all necessary software are provided. Employees must have reliable WiFi connectivity and an appropriate workspace for remote work.
    Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
    Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
    EEO policy and ADA notice

Keywords: Snohomish County, Everett , Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney I, Other , everett, Washington

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