Deputy District Attorney I

Job ID
2017-2781
Position Type
Full Time - Appointed
Hiring Pay/Range
$64,000
Closing Date
11/26/2017
Department
District Attorney
US-CO-Fort Collins

Overview

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Details

The Office of the District Attorney is a state office constitutionally established to enforce the criminal laws of the State of Colorado. Divisions include Felony, Juvenile, Traffic/Misdemeanor, Intake, Investigations, Central Services/Discovery and Victim/Witness. The mission of the District Attorney’s Office is:

  • To ensure confidence in the criminal justice system
  • To work toward a swift and just outcome
  • To advocate strongly for the rights of victims
  • To develop prosecutors with expertise in criminal law and public prosecution
  • To develop a staff committed to the mission, philosophy and goals of a public prosecutor
  • To support the implementation of quality community education and prevention programs.
  • Receive and review summons or tickets filed by arresting officers, and review and examine the evidence, witness statements, determine whether or not a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether or not the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Prepare briefs and legal opinions; conduct legal research ; prepare reports and develop recommendations related to the District Attorney's Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represent the County in criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serve as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.
  • Represent the County in evidence hearings.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and requests for information.
  • Perform related duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job. 

**Please note that a cover letter is REQUIRED in order for your application to be considered complete for this position. All cover letters must be addressed to:

Emily Humphrey
Second Assistant District Attorney

Please DO NOT mail cover letters to Ms. Humphrey. Please upload the cover letter on-line.

This is the entry level class in the Deputy District Attorney class series. Positions in this class will usually perform most of the duties required of District Attorney II but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent direction and judgment on matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits and structured and established usually supervised while in progress and fits a structured and established pattern. Generally, changes in procedures exceptions are explained in detail a they arise.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Receive and review summons or tickets filed by arresting officers, and review and examine the evidence, witness statements, determine whether or not a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether or not the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Prepare briefs and legal opinions; conduct legal research ; prepare reports and develop recommendations related to the District Attorney's Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represent the County in criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serve as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.

 

To view the complete job description for this position, click here. 

 

Qualifications

  • No experience required.
  • Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Must currently be licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result. 

All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.

 

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE POSITIONS ARE CONTINGENT UPON THE APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF THE 2018 LARIMER COUNTY BUDGET.***

 

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