Deputy District Attorney I

Job ID
2020-3820
Position Type
Full-Time
Hiring Pay/Range
$33.65
Closing Date
Until Filled
Department
District Attorney
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins

Overview

This is the entry level position as a Deputy District Attorney. Entry level attorneys will be responsible for the prosecution of traffic and misdemeanor offenses, including DUIs and domestic violence cases.  As a Deputy District Attorney I, you will be assigned to a courtroom to cover all aspects of the prosecution of cases, including pre-trial negotiations, motions practice, hearings, and trials. Positions in this class will 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 a structured and established pattern. Generally, changes in procedures or exceptions are explained in detail as they arise.

Details

*** It is REQUIRED that you upload a cover letter to your profile that is addressed to Greg Biggers Chief Deputy District Attorney.***

 

Specifically this position:

  • Receives and reviews summons or tickets filed by arresting officers, and review and examine the evidence, witness statements, determines whether or not a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether or not the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Prepares briefs and legal opinions; conducts legal research ; prepares reports and develop recommendations related to the District Attorney's Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represents the County in criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serves as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.
  • Represents the County in evidence hearings.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and requests for information.
  • Performs related duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Legal principles and practices with an emphasis on criminal law.
  • Court procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Methods of legal research.
  • Perform legal work involving the use of independent judgment.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Analyze and apply legal principles.
  • Prepare proper legal instruments.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Investigate and prosecute civil and criminal complaints.
  • Present laws, facts, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

To see 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 in the State of Colorado or awaiting results for the February 2020 bar exam.

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.

 

This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  

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